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Nintendo of America Rains on Operation Rainfall’s Parade

Bad puns aside, this post is one typed by a grieving American Wii gamer… Nintendo of America just announced on their Twitter that they have no plans to ever bring Xenoblade Chronicles, Pandora’s Tower, or The Last Story to North America.

While this might look like the final nail in the coffin for ever seeing these titles stateside, there are still other routes- like the one taken by Solatorobo: Red the Hunter; where Nintendo published it in Europe but XSeed is handling the North American side of things(Coming July 1st in Europe, this Fall in North America- Just a helpful reminder). So instead of kicking a dead horse when it comes to Nintendo translating and importing the title, maybe all that’s needed for Operation Rainfall to succeed is for one of the many ‘importing’ publishers to pick up the licenses for these extremely anticipated titles.

Dragon Quest Fans Get the Chance to Meet the Man Behind the Franchise

This Saturday, February 12th in Palo Alto, California, you can meet Yuji Horii, creator of the Dragon Quest series at the Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation release party if you happen to be in the area. Fans of the series are invited to the GameStop flagship store to celebrate the North American release of Dragon Quest VI.

Dragon Quest VI was originally developed for Super Famicom (SNES in Japan) and never released in North America until now. The new version has updated graphics and also includes features specifically designed for Nintendo DS. Not only can you meet Horii, but you can also pick up an autographed copy of the game before it even releases to the public.

So cancel all your plans this weekend, as this an opportunity you won’t want to miss if your a fan of the popular Dragon Quest franchise.

(Source: Nintendo World Report)