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1:30 PM on 10.10.2011

The Last Story gets rated ... for Australia

It seems that even Australia, famous for getting regularly screwed over by Nintendo, is getting a taste of The Last Story while North America gets left out in the cold. The Mistwalker RPG was recently rated for the country, m...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 08.12.2011

Operation Rainfall Phase 2: Buy Final Fantasy on Wii

Operation Rainfall is not finished in its quest to get Xenoblade, Pandora's Tower and The Last Story released in North America, and has begun phase two of operations. As well as encouraging Europeans to buy Xenoblade and show...

Jim Sterling

8:40 AM on 07.15.2011

Nintendo of America trademarks The Last Story

Nintendo of America has filed a trademark for The Last Story, which just so happens to be the name of the Mistwalker RPG that it refuses to localize.  The trademark was filed on January 13, 2010, but only issued a few da...

Jim Sterling

12:30 PM on 07.04.2011

The Jimquisition: Nintendo of America

Impotent nerd rage from random people on the Internet always gets things done, so I guarantee that my latest Jimquisition will single-handedly convince Nintendo of America to release Xenoblade, The Last Story and Pandora's Tower in North America.  Meanwhile, you could always add your name to the Operation Rainfall movement and see if that does anything.

Jim Sterling

9:40 AM on 06.27.2011

Mistwalker thanks fans for 'Operation Rainfall' movement

The Last Story developer Mistwalker has thanked fans for Operation Rainfall -- a huge effort undertaken by fans who want to see Xenoblade, The Last Story and Pandora's Tower get confirmed release dates in North America. ...

Jim Sterling

9:00 AM on 06.26.2011

Xenoblade reconfirmed for NA, Last Story confirmed for EU

[Mini Update: People seem to think this story is "wrong" because Nintendo is sticking to a story it's spun before. That's as well as may be, but it's on Nintendo's head. The fact is, Nintendo customer support reconfirmed the ...

Jim Sterling





7:00 PM on 05.30.2011

Rumor: Europe to receive The Last Story

While in Paris to attend a concert performed by Masashi Hamauzu, the current composer of the Final Fantasy series, Mistwalker president Hironobu "The Gooch" Sakaguchi mentioned that the Wii action RPG The Last Story would def...

Tony Ponce

3:00 AM on 04.06.2011

Nintendo of America registers The Last Story domain

The first real hint that Nintendo of America may be localizing The Last Story has been dropped with the discovery of a registered domain Mistwalker's Wii roleplayer. Although Nintendo has stated it has "no plans" to bring the...

Jim Sterling

10:00 PM on 02.02.2011

The Last Story, Valkyria Chronicles 3 top Japan's sales

Those games that we were having trouble finding in Tokyo just happen to be the two top selling games for the week. The new Media Create sales numbers say that Wii RPG The Last Story is the best seller, with almost 115,000 uni...

Dale North

10:40 AM on 01.28.2011

The Last Story sells out in Japanese stores

The Last Story released this week in Japan, and it appears that the Wii exclusive RPG has sold like diapers in the Vatican. According to reports, the game's first run was such a success that preorders couldn't be met in sever...

Jim Sterling

5:40 PM on 01.26.2011

Spoiler: The Last Story looks awesome

Xen0fan4, the Youtube member who uploaded this video, seems to think that it's a spoiler. Maybe my limited Japanese comprehension is causing me to miss something, but I don't see how any of this is spoiler material. There is...

Jonathan Holmes

5:20 PM on 01.25.2011

Watch a Japanese douche destroy a copy of The Last Story

It seems that Japanese gamers are not deaf to our pleas for a Western release of The Last Story. In fact, one plucky lad in particular has heard us, and saw fit to answer in the most compassionate of ways -- obtaining a copy...

Jim Sterling

10:00 AM on 01.22.2011

Nintendo France: Last Story is not NOT coming to the West

When Nintendo of America said it had "no plans" to localize The Last Story, everybody got depressed and decided it was never happening. I remained more hopeful, and it seems that I'm not alone, with Nintendo France clarifying...

Jim Sterling

8:00 PM on 01.21.2011

See every inch of The Last Story's battle system

If you understand Japanese, get ready to know more than you probably wanted to know about The Last Story's battle system. Like the "gathering" tutorial that Jim posted a few days ago, this video is very thorough. There may b...

Jonathan Holmes

5:20 PM on 01.20.2011

Here's a long Last Story 'gathering system' demo

If you've got fifteen minutes to spare, here's Hironobu Sakaguchi with a detailed walkthrough of The Last Story's gathering system. It's all in Japanese, of course, but there's plenty of cool footage to gawp at as well....

Jim Sterling

1:20 PM on 01.20.2011

Last Story too much effort for Nintendo to localize

Nintendo has further explained its decision to keep Mistwalker's The Last Story in Japan, claiming that it's "not viable" to bring the game overseas. The justification makes specific reference to Europe, where Nintendo doesn'...

Jim Sterling