It seems like some of the efforts of Operation Rainfall have borne fruit. Xseed Games announced that they and Nintendo are partnering up to bring Wii RPG The Last Story to North America sometime this summer.
Hit the jump for more info about The Last Story and the announcement.
The Last Story is one of three Wii RPGs that came out in Japan that Nintendo originally was not going to localize for North America, despite plans to translate them to English for PAL territories. The Last Story marks the reunion of two videogame legends: Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi and acclaimed composer Nobuo Uematsu. More info about the game can be found on The Last Story’s brand new official Facebook page.
The game has already been well received in Japan, and is slated for release in two days in Europe, but until this announcement, it wasn’t going to make its way to American shores. Xseed Games is a localization house located in California that already has a proven track record when it comes to bringing RPGs to North America. Some of their past accomplishments include the localizations of The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky and the Ys series.
This announcement comes after Operation Rainfall campaigned hard for Nintendo release Pandora’s Tower, Xenoblade Chronicles (coming to North America on April 2nd), and The Last Story in North America. Operation Rainfall even declared January 27 to February 24 “The Last Story Month.”