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


Feb 02
// Dale North
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...
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The Last Story sells out in Japanese stores


Jan 28
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Spoiler: The Last Story looks awesome


Jan 26
// Jonathan Holmes
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...
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Watch a Japanese douche destroy a copy of The Last Story


Jan 25
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Nintendo France: Last Story is not NOT coming to the West


Jan 22
// Jim Sterling
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...
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See every inch of The Last Story's battle system


Jan 21
// Jonathan Holmes
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...
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Here's a long Last Story 'gathering system' demo


Jan 20
// Jim Sterling
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....
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Last Story too much effort for Nintendo to localize


Jan 20
// Jim Sterling
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'...
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These Last Story commercials hold an amazing secret


Jan 19
// Jonathan Holmes
Things are looking good for The Last Story. Still no word on a Western release, but early reviews are sounding very positive, and it's getting plenty of advertising in Japan. Speaking of which, these new commercials are cool...
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The Last Story commercial is ... wait, is that Ganondorf?


Jan 16
// Jim Sterling
A new TV spot for Mistwalker's The Last Story has been unleashed, and if you pay careful attention, you'll see a chap who looks almost exactly like Ganondorf in it. It wouldn't be quite so remarkable if he wasn't also emulat...
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The Last Story has 'no shake controls', other details


Jan 15
// Jonathan Holmes
According to a new info dump, the highly anticipated Wii exclusive The Last Story will not use "shake controls". It's also been made clear that the game will not be coming to other consoles because Nintendo worked so closely...
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The Last Story has a petition for a Western release


Jan 14
// Jim Sterling
Oh the irony! I have mocked the uselessness of online petitions for many years during my Destructoid tenure, and yet I am now forced to throw my support behind one because it's a subject I actually care about. A petition was ...
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Why is Mistwalker Tweeting about Last Story in English?


Jan 13
// Jim Sterling
So, with Nintendo of America claiming it has no current plans to release The Last Story in the West and gamers concluding that we'll never get a localized version of the game, I had to sit back and ponder a question ... why i...
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Nintendo & Mistwalker address Last Story Western release


Jan 13
// Jim Sterling
The Last Story has been making Western gamers jealous for a long time, as we are constantly teased by Mistwalker's latest RPG effort and have been given no confirmation of a release outside of Japan. Well, Nintendo of America...
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The Last Story still looks hot with new videos


Jan 12
// Jim Sterling
The anticipation for The Last Story is now and overloaded pressure cooker in my house, and Nintendo or Mistwalker need to do something about it. We need a North American release date, and we need it now! Two new videos have ...
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Let's talk about The Last Story's multiplayer


Jan 06
// Jim Sterling
Against what one could deem better judgment, Mistwalker's The Last Story is going to be one of those rare Wii games with a strong multiplayer element. If you were at all curious about the online mode of Last Story, you're in ...
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Sakaguchi may step down if Last Story gets bad reviews


Dec 28
// Jim Sterling
The Last Story director Hironobu Sakaguchi has stated that he might take a step back from game development if his upcoming Wii game receives poor reviews. To the venerable Final Fantasy creator, a critical failure would ...
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The Last Story officially looks freakin' incredible


Dec 27
// Jim Sterling
Last night, Mistwalker and Nintendo were showing The Last Story, giving us our first in-depth look at the battle system and showing off a bunch of new assets. We've got the screens and a video demonstration of the battles, a...
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Story of The Last Story now subtitled in English


Nov 22
// Conrad Zimmerman
Here are a couple of trailers for The Last Story that someone took the time and energy to annotate with subtitles for the Japanese-impaired. The above is a story trailer that sets the scene for what will no doubt be an epic ...
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Sexy new screens for The Last Story


Nov 19
// Jim Sterling
Nothing starts a Friday off better than some hot new screens for an upcoming Wii-exclusive Mistwalker RPG. Except maybe bacon. We don't have bacon, though, so choke down these The Last Story screens and be grateful.  As ...
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The Last Story gets a special edition


Nov 18
// Jim Sterling
The Last Story is looking set to be a big deal in Japan, as it has been revealed that there will be bother a Wii bundle and a special edition when the game releases next year.  The bundle includes a copy of the game, a w...
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Nobuo Uematsu composing The Last Story


Nov 18
// Jim Sterling
Director Hironobu Sakaguchi and composer Nobuo Uematsu haven't worked together since (I believe) the rather excellent Lost Odyssey, but it has today been confirmed that the two men who made their name with Final Fantasy ...
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The Last Story features six-player online mode


Nov 10
// Jim Sterling
Well now, ain't Mistwalker just full of surprises? It has been confirmed that The Last Story will feature online multiplayer, something that hasn't even been hinted at before during the game's lengthy build-up. The Wii-exclus...
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The Last Story hits Japan next year, still looks hot


Sep 29
// Jim Sterling
Mistwalker's exciting upcoming RPG, The Last Story, has finally been given a release date in Japan. The title will launch in its homeland on January 27. Still no solid word on whether or not it's getting localized for we roun...
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The Last Story looks hot in these new screenshots


Aug 18
// Jim Sterling
It should be no secret by now that I've got a massive bonk-on for Mistwalker's The Last Story. Not only is it being developed by one of the few Japanese RPG developers to not become crap, it also looks really damn good for a ...
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The Last Story scans and character details


Jul 29
// Jim Sterling
The Last Story is finally getting exposed after months of nothing but concepts, and so far everything that's been shown looks incredibly promising indeed. The trailer got us all excited, and these new details do little to cur...
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Sakaguchi not retiring after The Last Story


Jul 20
// Jim Sterling
Last week it was reported that Mistwalker boss and Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi would be retiring after The Last Story. This week, it turns out that there was a translation error and that Sakaguchi does in fact ha...
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The Last Story may be Sakaguchi's final game


Jul 14
// Jim Sterling
Final Fantasy creator, Mistwalker head and RPG legend Hironobu Sakaguchi has stated that he may very well be retiring from the scene after The Last Story. Pay close attention to this Wii exclusive, as it could be an icon's sw...
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The Last Story western release news by end of the year


Jul 12
// Jim Sterling
The Last Story impressed us with its debut trailer, and one very germane question was commonly found amongst the video's reactions: Will this game ever leave Japan? Well, developer Mistwalker has promised that news of a Weste...
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The Last Story FINALLY gets a trailer


Jul 08
// Jim Sterling
Mistwalker's The Last Story has finally received a trailer after months of nothing but concept art and promises. Right off the bat, this intriguing Wii RPG is not quite what you will have expected. Cover systems? In my RPGs?...

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