The Last Story coming to Wii this year

Nintendo has announced that The Last Story will be coming to the US later this year.


Last summer, Nintendo fans banded together to form "Operation Rainfall," an effort to convince Nintendo to localize Wii-exclusive titles from Japan. The movement's first victory was Xenoblade Chronicles, a JRPG that will be arriving Stateside on April 6th. Today, Nintendo revealed a second game for localization--The Last Story.

The Last Story is an action RPG developed by Mistwalker, helmed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of the Final Fantasy series.

Unlike in Japan and Europe, however, The Last Story will not be localized by Nintendo. Instead, XSEED has picked up the rights to bring the game Stateside. Here's what the NOE-translated version looks like:

The game will be available in North America later this year--although a more specific date has yet to be announced. Given this year's launch of the Wii U, The Last Story could be one of the last big-budget games to hit the platform.

Andrew Yoon was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

From The Chatty
  • reply
    February 22, 2012 6:30 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, The Last Story coming to Wii this year.

    Nintendo has announced that The Last Story will be coming to the US later this year.

    • reply
      February 22, 2012 11:12 AM

      I've put 40 or so hours into Xenoblade and it's amazing. I haven't even scratched the surface yet. The graphics are amazing considering it's the Wii. Dust off the Wii for it, it's awesome.

      • reply
        February 23, 2012 8:49 AM

        Every time I see videos for this and Xenoblade it kills me that they can't be on the 360... they would look so much better and I would actually get to play them. Lately the 360 hasn't seen many good JRGP's.

    • reply
      February 22, 2012 6:00 PM

      This looks decent. The graphics look a little dated, style-wise, but it still looks smooth like a modern game.

    • reply
      February 23, 2012 7:33 AM

      As an Englishman I can't stand English voice actors. I much prefer American actors where you can't tell their city of birth and social class from their accent.

      • reply
        February 23, 2012 8:46 AM

        As an American I actually really enjoy hearing British accents... it makes the game feel vaguely exotic in a way... and not sound like your next door neighbor with a sword strapped on his back.

Hello, Meet Lola