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Pandora's Tower Coming to the US This Spring

Operation Rainfall rendered a rousing success!

The Last Story, released on the Wii earlier this year, ended up being XSEED's most successful game ever.  So it should come as no surprise that the publisher has gone back to the Operation Rainfall well and have announced that they’ll be bringing Pandora’s Tower to US shores this spring.

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Xenoblade Chronicles Review

A truly rewarding experience

These days, same old same old just does not cut it.  When an RPG from Japan comes around that promises to be different, the modern gamer is understandably cynical. Thankfully, with a unique world, a fresh take on in game relationships, and an excellent use of in game rewards to encourage the player, Xenoblade Chronicles delivers the refreshing changes and modernizations many of us have been looking for.

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Staff Roundtable: Operation Rainfall

Could Operation Rainfall Revive the west's dormant love for the JRPG?

Today Xenoblade Chronicles is available for purchase in the US thanks, in part, to Operation Rainfall.  To mark the occasion, a few members of the PixlBit staff began a dialogue concerning the future of the movement and if it’s at all possible that Operation Rainfall could revive the west’s love for the Japanese RPG.

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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. 

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The Marketing Genius of Nintendo of America

Was there any real doubt that Xenoblade was coming stateside?

Last Friday, Nintendo of America announced that the Nintendo faithful and loyal supports of Operation Rainfall would be granted one of their longstanding wishes with the stateside release of heralded RPG Xenoblade Chronicles this upcoming April.  The news came at a precarious time for Nintendo. With Skyward Sword having been released this past month, Nintendo’s upcoming release schedule was looking just a little more than barren.

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Xenoblade Chronicles is Crossing the Pond

Operation Rainfall can now be considered 1/3 complete!

In a recent interview President of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Amie said that he believed that “there certainly will be more games launched for the Wii.” Adding, “We believe there are still millions more systems to be sold.” While most gamers and journalist blew this comment off as pandering PR speak it seems that there was some truth to those words as we can now confirm that Nintendo will be bringing the long awaited Xenoblade Chronicles to North America this upcoming April.

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PixlTalk Episode 36: The Rainfall Fallout

Nate and Nick chat this week about the morality of piracy involving Rainfall titles.

After last episodes talk of Project Rainfall, Nick proposes the question of the morality and justification of piracy in the case of games that will never come to our region.

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PixlTalk Episode 35: Gimme Da Games!

PixlTalk returns with rantings, banters and ruminations of a nostalgic nature from Nate, Jason and Joaquim.

The crew talks about the Mass Effect movie and Club Nintendo while Nate keeps trying to run down memory lane.

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The Last Story to Be Released in Europe

The product manager of Nintendo France has confirmed its 2012 release date.

Much to the chagrin of North American Wii fans, Nintendo of America neglected to announce release dates for some key titles published by Nintendo in Japan. Ahead of the show, however, Europe was given news that Xenoblade Chronicles would see release in the region, courtesy of Nintendo of Europe. In a surprise, informal announcement, The Last Story was confirmed for release in Europe in 2012 by Ludovic Amouroux, product manager of Nintendo France.

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