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Preview: The Last Story

As a lifelong fan of the JRPG genre, particularly Hironobu Sakaguchi and Nobuo Uematsu’s respective work on the Final Fantasy franchise, I’ve been as excited as anyone for The Last Story, especially in light of this generation&r...

 
 
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The Last Story: New screens that you don't need

You were going to get The Last Story anyway, weren't you? You don't need a new batch of screenshots to make up your mind. After waiting all this time Mistwalker's game is finally coming to North America some time this summer. It's...

 
 
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The Last Story will have a limited run in the US

Planning on picking up The Last Story when it hits US shores later this summer? Better snatch that gravy up fast. According to publisher XSeed "...we do anticipate a limited run for the game as we already have a number in mind of how many u...

 
 
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UK retailer cancels all pre-orders for The Last Story

UK retailer GAME has had to cancel every single pre-order for The Last Story ahead of its European release on Friday, revealing that it won't be the stocking the game at all. Anybody who dropped a deposit on the upcoming Wii RPG is entitled...

 
 
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The Last Story CONFIRMED for North America in 2012!

Ladies and gentlemen ... it has happened. Mistwalker's latest roleplaying game, The Last Story, has finally been confirmed for release in North America. The Wii exclusive will be available at some point in 2012.  The Last Story has bee...

 
 
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Sakaguchi: High-quality graphics have become excessive

Mistwalker's Hironobu Sakaguchi, who oversaw the Final Fantasy series up through X-2, has been around the role-playing block enough times to know what he likes about the genre and what issues could stand to be addressed. Having worked on Bl...

 
 
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Operation Rainfall regroups, focuses on The Last Story

Nintendo of America got to look like a big hero last year when it caved and announced that Xenoblade Chronicles would come Stateside. The consumer pressure group Operation Rainfall, however, is not satisfied, and intends to focus its effort...

 
 
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Destructoid's most wanted Wii / Wii U games of 2012

There were a few excellent third-party releases on the Wii in 2011 (Bit.Trip Complete immediately comes to mind), but for the most part, last year marked the end of an era for the console. The Wii didn't even get the new Sonic gam...

 
 
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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, meaning Aussie f...

 
 
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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 Reggie that ga...

 
 
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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 days ago, hence w...

 
 
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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 A...

 
 
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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.  "We appreciate...

 
 
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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 game's North Am...

 
 
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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 definitely arrive ...

 
 
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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 game Westward,...

 
 
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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 units sold, includ...

 
 
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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 several stores. A se...

 
 
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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 some "getting ...

 
 
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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 of Mistwalker'...

 
 
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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 that "no plans...

 
 
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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 be more to the g...

 
 
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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.  The game...

 
 
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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't feel it's wor...

 
 
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These Last Story commercials hold an amazing secret

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, but they aren...

 
 




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