Finally! An English trailer for gorgeous Wii RPG Fragile


I have to admit that Namco's Fragile has somewhat fallen off my radar. There were a few screenshots and a May announcement that XSEED would be publishing the title in the United States, but the moody, atmosphere-rich action-RPG dropped off the face of the earth for about six months. Hell, I didn't even realize that the official title was Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon until it popped up in the spiffy English-language, European trailer.

Honestly, Fragile is evocative; Farewell Ruins of the Moon is a gaudy mouthful.

Some things to note about the trailer:

  • the original Japanese voices will be included
  • you can spot a teensy, weensy bit of gameplay footage, if you squint really hard
  • the game is kind of pretty

I'll admit that I'm starting to lose patience with the animé style in general, but I can't begrudge developers tri-Crescendo and Namco Bandai too much: they make it work. At the very least, Fragile, in my opinion, succeeds at creating the type of desolate atmosphere that Wii games sometimes use to great effect; see Silent Hill: Shattered Memories for an example of what I mean.

If the action part of the action-RPG recipe is any fun remains to be seen, but since the game hits Japan and North America in January and February, we'll find out soon enough. Oh, and European readers take heart: Rising Star will be taking care of you all sometime next Spring.

[Wiitalia via Tiny Cartridge]

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Joseph Leray is a long-time features contributor, reviewer, and (self-styled) editor-at-large for Destructoid. He lives in Nashville with a menagerie of pets and a Final Fantasy IX obsession. more + disclosures



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