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Nintendo Direct Reveals The Last Story Coming to America, Other Announcements

A collaboration title and release date also announced.

This morning, Nintendo had its Nintendo Direct video presentation and several announcements were made. Top among them was the announcement that The Last Story, one of the titles targeted by the Operation Rainfall movement, will be coming to North America this year courtesy of XSEED Games.  The Last Story is the latest, and perhaps last, RPG developed by Mistwalker head and creator of the Final Fantasy series, Hironobu Sakaguchi. 

With this kind of support it is likely that the game will get a larger release than Xenoblade Chronicles, which will only be available through GameStop and the Nintendo Online store when it releases on April 6, 2012.

Nintendo also revealed a 3DS collaboration between publishers Capcom, Namco Bandai, and Sega. The project has a teaser site but no word has been given as to what the title will be.

The formerly announced Mario Tennis 3DS title will see release on May 20, 2012 in America and will come complete with Mii customization and online play. Finally, a new Brain Age title was also unveiled for the 3DS, featuring an evil Dr. Ryuta Kawashima. The title will focus on memory and concentration and will have an Ono Training mode. 

The official box art for Xenoblade Chronicles was also revealed, as seen below.



Nick DiMola Director

02/22/2012 at 09:59 AM

Kick ass news. Also, I love that Xenoblade box art, absolutely gorgeous.

Oh, and the Kawashima is absolutely terrifying and I don't know why.

Jon Lewis Staff Writer

02/22/2012 at 10:11 AM

I voted for one of the other boxarts which was a bit more appealing to me personally, but this one is great. Im hugely looking forward to Xenoblade Chronicles and im pumped to see that we are getting The Last Story. Looks like the Wii will get a few last hurrah's!

Esteban Cuevas Staff Alumnus

02/22/2012 at 10:13 AM

Two down, one to go. Pandora's Tower is the sole game left in Operation Rainfall.

Jesse Miller Staff Writer

02/22/2012 at 10:21 AM

And the least likely to make it over here.  It's not on anyone's radar and I'd be genuinely surprised if we got it. 

Angelo Grant Staff Writer

02/22/2012 at 10:12 AM

I love that artwork too.  I'm so happy we're getting The Last Story.  As far as I'm concerned, Rainfall is now a success.  I couldn't care less about Pandora's Tower, but I WILL pre order this and Xenoblade to support the titles.


02/22/2012 at 09:28 PM

Yea lets get ready, This is about time.


02/22/2012 at 11:32 PM

2 out of 3 ain't bad? Better late than never? Don't know much about Pandora's Tower, is it really that nice?

"Nintendo also revealed a 3DS collaboration between publishers Capcom, Namco Bandai, and Sega. The project has a teaser site but no word has been given as to what the title will be."

As much I'd like to be the next Smash Bros, that'd be too perfect...

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