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Despite an utter lack of software coming out for the Wii, Nintendo of America has been extremely reticent about localizing a handful of fantastic-looking Japanese roleplayers. That is, maybe, until now.

Earlier this morning Destructoid reported that Nintendo customer support confirmed that Xenoblade would be making its way to North America under the name of Monado: Beginning of the World. The title has been out in Japan for ages now and has been confirmed for a post-holiday release in Europe, it’s nice to hear that they at least intend on bringing it stateside at some point. Better late than never I guess.

While Nintendo has publishing rights for several Wii RPGs, The Last Story is my favourite of the bunch. Luckily for Europeans, Nintendo France has confirmed a EU release for The Last Story in 2012. Fantastic news! While “Operation Rainfall” is only a few days in the making, it appears as though it’s having results. Hopefully Nintendo of America will listen to the cries of its agitated fanbase and follow suit.

[Via Destructoid]

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If you’re familiar with Nintendo-published titles like Disaster: Day of Crisis, Another Code: R, Zangeki no Reginleiv, Captain Rainbow, and Fatal Frame IV, you know this old song. Nintendo of Japan publishes plenty of awesome games that never seem make it to the United States.

At this years E3 many Wii fans were were hoping for localization announcements for Nintendo’s three recent JRPG releases: The Last Story, Xenoblade, and Pandora’s Tower. Instead Wii owners got shafted, it became clear that Nintendo of America has decided to sweep the Wii under the rug — like the “dust” the console is well known for collecting.

In response fans have started a campaign called “Operation Rainfall“ to get these games localized. After receiving numerous pre-orders Monado: The Beginning of the World (Xenoblade‘s previous title) is currently sitting pretty at #1 on Amazon’s top 100 Bestsellers in Videogames — ahead of both L.A. Noire and Ocarina of Time 3D I might add.  Additionally, fans have began to swamp Nintendo’s Facebook page [image], Twitter, and email with localization requests and petitions. So, if you’e like me and still somehow manage to have love in your heart for Nintendo, please hit the jump for a pre-written letter template so you can join the cause.

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Were you hoping that the arrival of the 3DS eShop would mean exciting things for Nintendo’s downloadble services? Well, that won’t be happening — at least not this week.  The most exciting title of the week features Chimaki from Guilty Gear 2 in a “quirky” platformer called Pro Jumper! Guilty Gear Tangent. It could be alright.

Hit the jump for the rest of this weeks titles, or not. Better luck next week, Nintendo.

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Gaijin Games has announced that all six Bit.Trip games will be making the move from Nintendo’s WiiWare service to store shelves. The upcoming disc-based Wii title includes the following special features:

  • 120 completely new BIT.TRIP challenges spanning all six games
  • Exclusive Audio Gallery with fan remixes, original songs, and demo versions of existing BIT.TRIP themes
  • Exclusive Image Gallery with production stills, concept art, and promo images
  • Exclusive Video Gallery with more than 25 movies telling the story of CommanderVideo
  • 6 Letters to BIT.TRIP Fans, written by Alex Neuse, the series’ director
  • Exclusive BIT.TRIP Soundtrack Sampler CD with music from all six games
  • All 6 games in the award-winning BIT.TRIP series in one completepackage
  • New difficulty modes in all games
  • Online leaderboards

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E3: The complete rundown
By: | June 12th, 2011

Over the course of the next couple of days, Gamer Limit will be pounded with content from the Electronics Entertainment Expo. And in the interest of organization and your sanity, this post will act as a complete rundown of up-to-date content from E3. So hit that break and take in all of the news from the gaming nerd mecha that is E3. Read more… »

Join myself, Francisco, and Kyle as we run through everything at E3 from the press conferences, to hands-on and eyes-on impressions, to our thoughts of E3, and, of course, our personal game of the show. Sit back, relax, and take in the almost two hours of audio magic. Also, be sure to hit us up with your thoughts on E3 2011 in the comments section.

As great as the Nintendo press conference was earlier today, the complete lack of Wii titles was a tad depressing. Sure, we saw The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, but that was it. Aside from that, a new Mario Party title, and Kirby Wii, there isn’t a whole lot more software inbound to breathe life into the system. One of the reasons that the Wii has been one of my favourite consoles of all time is due to the strange (often incredibly Japanese) library of games I’ve piled up for it. Rhythm Heaven may very well be the last of that breed to hit the system.

Join me for some brief impressions after the break.

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If you update your 3DS you’ll notice that the Nintendo 3DS eShop just went live. The firmware update is accompanied by a 3D Pokédex application and a free download for NES classic Excitebike remastered in 3D. Forthcoming 3DS Virtual Console releases include Super Mario LandAlleyway and Radar Mission.  If you’re interested in those titles or downloadable titles on your 3DS in the future, the eShop will update weekly on Thursdays.

Nintendo DSiWare

  • GO Series Picdun, Gamebridge, 1 player, 500 DSi Points
  • Dreamwalker, Code Mystics Inc, 1 player, 500 DSi Points
  • Crazy Cheebo: Puzzle Party, Cypronia, 1-2 players, 200 DSi Points

WiiWare

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Fans of the Rhythm Tengoku games will be excited to hear that the next installment is on the way. Nintendo’s latest Financial Resulting Briefing says Rhythm Paradise will be waggle-free and available to Japanese Wii owners this summer. No word on an American localisation as of yet, so we will probably have to wait for an E3 announcement.

Interestingly enough, the original Rhythm Tengoku was the last game Nintendo developed for the Game Boy Advance. With Nintendo’s next home console supposedly on the way, it looks like history may be repeating itself.

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It’s kind of an awesome week to be a Wii owner. There may not be that many big releases to look forward to anymore, but at least there’s still the occasional downloadable gem.  Bit.Trip CORE just got a free demo via WiiWare. If you haven’t checked out the full game yet — download that demo!  Also, Mega Man X was re-released on the virtual console today. It’s about time, Capcom!

The full update awaits after the break.

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This week’s Nintendo Update is a great babysitting tool. Afterall, the Gameboy experience is something young kids will enjoy on airplanes — when there’s nothing else to do. If you’re interested in keeping your kid busy, I recommend Play with Birds; I hear games about birds are popular these days.

Nintendo DSiWare

  • Art of Ink, Sabarasa, 1 player (800 DSi Points)
  • Slingo Quest, MumboJumbo, 1 player (800 DSi Points)
  • Escape Trick: The Secret of Rock City Prison, INTENSE CO Ltd, 1 player (500 DSi Points)

WiiWare

  • Play with Birds, Games Farm, 1 player (500 Wii Points)
  • Fast Draw Showdown [demo version], Digital Leisure Inc, 1-2 players (0 Wii Points; full version available for 500 Wii Points)

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Sony Computer Entertainment America CEO Jack Tretton sat down for a discussion on the console wars with CNN where he took potshots at his company’s competitors, Microsoft and Nintendo.  Tretton noted that he does not necessarily view Nintendo’s DS as competition.

“Our view of the ‘Game Boy experience’ is that it’s a great babysitting tool,” Tretton said during the interview, ‘Gameboy experience’ referencing the Nintendo DS, “something young kids do on airplanes, but no self-respecting 20-something is going to be sitting on an airplane with one of those. He’s too old for that.”

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