Wii owners in North America are still hoping to get their hands on The Last Story, Xenoblade, and Pandora’s Tower. Nintendo President and internet meme Reggie Fils-Aime recently addressed the situation, stating that the company would be monitoring Xenoblade’s success in Europe. Based on how the game fares in that region, Nintendo of America may (or may not) look into localizing the game for North America.
Operation Rainfall, the group attempting to convince Nintendo of America to localize these three RPGs, has a special task for Wii owners. According to a press release on its blog, the group is urging gamers to spend a few bucks and make a quick Virtual Console download. The game they want you to purchase is Final Fantasy on the NES.
I can see that you’re somewhat confused. Allow me to explain Operation Rainfall’s objective. According to the group, Nintendo needs to be put on notice. Operation Rainfall wants all Wii owners to download Final Fantasy on the Virtual Console on August 19, the launch date of Xenoblade Chronicles in Europe. According to the group, this will communicate to Nintendo that gamers do support JRPGs, and it should act as a means of making their voices heard.
I’m not certain if this will really work, or if it will even send Operation Rainfall’s message across properly. For quite some time, RPG fans have been begging Nintendo to localize The Last Story, Xenoblade, and Pandora’s Tower. Ultimately, it’ll happen if Nintendo wants it to happen. Sure, we can let them know that we want these games, but the decision to localize them rests on the Big N, who doesn’t really seem to have any interest in making it happen.