Pandora's Tower coming to Wii this spring

Pandora's Tower has been announced for North American release from XSEED, making Operation Rainfall's efforts to localize three Wii RPGs an unqualified success.

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The year-old "Operation Rainfall" campaign sought western localizations for a trio of Wii-exclusive JRPGs. It can now be called an unqualified success; the final game has been announced for a North American release. Pandora's Tower is coming to our shores some time this spring from XSEED.

The game centers on an ex-mercenary named Aeron, who attempts to save his beloved Elena from the horrible fate of transforming into a grotesque monster by descending a tower. As he defeats the monsters inside, Elena has to eat them one by one to fight off her transformation, but her humanity is slowly slipping away. So it's a princess story meets Dr. Jekyll.

The game was developed by Japanese developer Ganbarion. Despite early denials, the game joins Xenoblade and The Last Story in their slow journey to the US. This announcement gives Wii owners one more meaty RPG to look forward to as the system continues to wind down.

"It's fantastic to be bringing such a highly-anticipated title like Pandora's Tower to such a vocal fan base," said XSEED president Shinichi Suzuki, in the announcement. "North American gamers have been very patient in waiting for this game to be released, and we're confident they will be pleased when they get their hands on the title."

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    January 16, 2013 10:30 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Pandora's Tower coming to Wii this spring.

    Pandora's Tower has been announced for North American release from XSEED, making Operation Rainfall's efforts to localize three Wii RPGs an unqualified success.

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      January 16, 2013 11:12 AM

      I gotta say, I never thought we'd see this one hit the states. Great to hear!

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      January 16, 2013 11:21 AM

      This one is as Zelda like as the Darksiders games are. Fans of that style should enjoy the game.

      It's really ugly though even for a Wii game. It looks a lot like a heavily filter PlayStation game or a really early PlayStation 2 game.

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      January 16, 2013 11:58 AM

      This is quite sad that you, in the US, get this game after the Wii U launched.

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      January 17, 2013 12:39 AM

      This is a really, really great game and I've enjoyed playing it a lot so far as I'm from Europe.

      I hope a lot of US people buy it and play it with either Wii or Wii U.

      I actually enjoyed this more than I enjoyed The Last Story.