Yes! Xenoblade's going stateside, Last Story going Europe


Finally. Nintendo may have all but abandoned the Wii in its rush to sell you the Wii U, but Nintendo of America's finally decided to throw its stalwarts a bone, in the form of a North American release for Xenoblade Chronicles, this time under its old name, Monado: Beginning of the World.

This must come as a grand celebration for the people behind Operation Rainfall, and anyone who would like to believe that petitions and "grassroots" advocacy can actually work. I've no doubt that their fervor had at least something to do with helping alleviate Nintendo of America's inexplicable foolishness. After all, the game is already localized for a European release! I'm no game publishing expert, but surely it wouldn't have been hard to sell it on the other side of the pond!

Xenoblade's gotten some pretty great reviews from European outlets, as a JRPG that bucks many of the conventions that folks claim are killing the genre. Seeing it in the US region seemingly validates my dragging my feet on hacking my Wii to import the game from Europe.

Then again, I might still want to think about doing that, as Nintendo France have confirmed that The Last Story, another very well-received Wii JRPG, is also heading to the Old World sometime next year. Awesome. 

Besides the awesomeness of getting new games for my dust-caked Wii, this news just underscores how evil the practice of instating region-based restrictions is. I know the business reasons behind it, but that doesn't make it any less of a bummer.

Check out the trailer for the game below.

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