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11:00 PM on 07.18.2011

Nintendo writes back to Operation Rainfall via snail mail

Maybe I'm just desperate for some happy Nintendo news on this bleak Monday night, but I'm actually feeling encouraged by this token gesture of acknowledgment for Nintendo of America. Ms. (or Mr.?) Sissy Barner of Nintendo of ...

Jonathan Holmes

8:40 AM on 07.08.2011

Rumor: Last Story, Xenoblade already localized for NA

Operation Rainfall, a group dedicated to the seemingly impossible task of giving the Wii more than four games this year, has declared potential victory. According to a "source" at Nintendo, both Xenoblade and The Last Story a...

Jim Sterling

7:00 AM on 07.08.2011

Xenoblade Chronicles to release early in Europe

After years of having to wait patiently for many Nintendo games to arrive in Europe -- and most Atlus games for that matter -- not only are we getting Xenoblade Chronicles, but we're getting it even sooner than previously tho...

Maurice Tan

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

2:40 PM on 07.01.2011

The Question: Should Last Story, Xenoblade come to NA?

[Every Friday, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] Perhaps the most controversial story this week was the announcement by Nintendo of America that it was not planning to bring Xe...

Jim Sterling



+10 games to help the Wii go out with a bang photo
+10 games to help the Wii go out with a bang
by Jonathan Holmes

The Wii is on it's way out. Sure, with an install base of over 80 million, chances are that smaller developers will be making Wii games for a while, but when it comes to being Nintendo's primary home console, the little white demon's days are numbered.

Sadly, the console's last year in the marquee spotlight is looking pretty weak for exclusives and must-have titles. We've got Kirby Wii, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Bit.Trip Complete, La-Mulana, and Rhythm Heaven to look forward to, and... that's pretty much it.

Nintendo of America could easily change that. There are over ten Wii games already released in other territories that could quickly fill out the console's final year before retirement, some of which fans are already begging for. Are all of these games are sure to make Nintendo buckets of money? No, but at this point, it's not just going to be about making money for Nintendo. With the Wii U, Nintendo has pledged to re-prioritize "hardcore" gamers, though with a name like the "Wii U", there is already reason for those gamers to doubt how serious Nintendo is about that pledge. By releasing these games prior to the Wii U's launch, Nintendo could get a head start on convincing "hardcore" gamers that they're serious about doing everything they can to include them. More importantly, these games look like a lot of fun. Releasing games that look like fun is a good thing, no?

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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

6:00 PM on 06.26.2011

Fans bring Xenoblade to #1 on Amazon, internet goes wild

It looks the vague report from Nintendo customer service that Xenoblade (also known as Monado: Beginning of the World) is still slated for release in the United States isn't confirmation enough for some people. A group of fan...

Jonathan Holmes

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





9:20 AM on 06.24.2011

Letter writing campaign for Last Story, Pandora's Tower

It's been a very quiet year for the Wii, and while it sounds like the perfect time to throw out games such as The Last Story, Pandora's Tower and Xenoblade, Nintendo of America seems absolutely adamant in refusing to localize...

Jim Sterling