Today, Nintendo released the fifth downloadable Wii game for Wii U in North America. It’s not what you might expect—the new release isn’t Mario, nor is it Zelda. It’s Pandora’s Tower, a niche action game published by XSEED and released here for the Wii in 2013, way toward the end of the console’s lifespan.
The deadest genre just continues to get deader as three—yes, three!—new Japanese role-playing games hit U.S. shores today.
Wii action-RPG Pandora's Tower will be out in North America this April, publisher Xseed said today. You can check out the first U.S. trailer above.
Wow! Pandora's Tower is coming to the U.S. this spring, courtesy Xseed Games, the small publisher that brings all sorts of niche Japanese games to North America.
When one great RPG was released only in Japan, people were annoyed. When two great RPGs were released only in Japan, they became legitimately upset. But when three great RPGs were denied to them, they got organized. This was the birth of Operation Rainfall, a public—and as it turns out completely successful—petition…
The Wii has a family friendly image to the point where you almost expect every Wii game to be appropriate for all ages. Sure there are games like House of the Dead: Overkill and MadWorld, but they are rarities. Who would expect any kind of questionable content in a Zelda-esque adventure game?
As if to Lord it over American Wii owners, Europe is not only getting Japanese role-playing games The Last Story and Pandora's Tower, they're getting them with fancy reversible covers.
The games some American Wii owners have been pleading with Nintendo to release in the United States are finally being translated to English and released... in Europe.
Last week, Wii owners in North America desperate to play games like Xenoblade, The Last Story and Pandora's Tower, games already released in Japan, pleaded with Nintendo of America to bring those games stateside. Today, Nintendo has responded with a resounding, "Eh, probably not gonna happen."
Bad enough to write Nintendo a letter? On actual paper? That's what some passionate North American Nintendo fans have resorted to, pleading with paper and ink for Nintendo of America to bring more Wii games stateside, including The Last Story, Pandora's Tower and Xenoblade.
The quote "Good artists borrow, great artists steal" is often attributed to Pablo Picasso. There doesn't seem to be solid evidence that he actually said it, but the quote is often misinterpreted anyway.
Okay, so the box art for Pandora's Tower is way to similar to Final Fantasy's art. But the upcoming Wii game's latest trailer is original enough to seem engaging. You know what sells it? Raw monster meat.
Pandora's Tower, an upcoming Nintendo-published role-playing game, looks great. It also looks a lot like Final Fantasy.
Mysterious Wii game Pandora's Tower gets box art and black box packaging - which Japanese netizens are saying looks PS2-esque. The Nintendo published title will be out in Japan on May 26. No word on Western release.
Nintendo is making a new Wii game, and it's called Pandora's Tower. This is it.