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Xenoblade Chronicles Set for September in Europe

by Danny Bivens - June 24, 2011, 8:01 am PDT
Total comments: 16 Source: http://www.gamekyo.com/videofr19217_interview-nint..., Gamekyo

The Last Story and Pandora's Tower could be on the way as well.

A September release is set for Xenoblade Chronicles, according to Mathieu Minel, Director of Marketing for Nintendo France. The game was previously confirmed for a 2011 European release. Mr. Minel went on to say in an E3 interview with Gamekyo that he is hopeful that two other big name titles on the Wii, The Last Story and Pandora's Tower, will also be localized for European audiences.

Xenoblade was originally released in Japan in June 2010 and was published by Nintendo. The European releases will feature spoken English dialogue and have multiple subtitle options. This version will also retain the original Japanese spoken dialog as well. As of right now, Nintendo of America does not plan to bring the title to North American audiences.

While Minel couldn't directly confirm the other two titles, he said, "We are on the American continent, so I can not talk about The Last Story... Hopefully, it will come out. We are only allowed to say 'hope'... it's a promising hope... just as for Pandora's Tower." The marketing director followed up his statement with a large smile.

Hironobu Sakaguchi, director of The Last Story, told Gameblog.fr informally last month that his game would be coming to Europe.

Thanks to BlackNMild2K1 for the tip.

Talkback

MiyamotoJune 24, 2011

I hate the way Nintendo try to make us feel grateful that they're supporting their own system with software they've already developed. We shouldn't have to kick up a fuss and beg for this content, it should be as standard.

NinSageJune 24, 2011

Wow.  Kudos NoE!!  If they pull off the trifecta it will really be something for the European audience.

CericJune 24, 2011

Quote from: NinSage

Wow.  Kudos NoE!!  If they pull off the trifecta it will really be something for the European audience.

...and NoA Homebrewers.

SarailJune 24, 2011

Count me in on importing the PAL releases. Stupid NoA. >:\

Kytim89June 24, 2011

I call for Reggie's resignation from NOA.

CericJune 24, 2011

I like a clear explanation of why games are released in NoE and not NoA even if its Special Order.

Retro DeckadesJune 24, 2011

Are there any reasons why Nintendo wouldn't let someone like Xseed publish these games in NA? Other than, you know, just being total dicks?

With Xseed using the NOE translation for Solatorobo, that gives me a little hope. But since Solatorobo likely came from their relationship with Namco Bandai, I'm not sure so sure. I asked Xseed about that a few years ago, but they seemed like they wouldn't even know where to start in trying to secure a deal with Nintendo. They're a pretty small outfit, unfortunately. Nintendo did let Atlus publish a couple games that NCL published in the past (Polarium Advance and Cubivore), but that was last generation, so I don't know what the policy is now.

CericJune 24, 2011

I missed the release of Cubivore because of some life things then spent about 2 years trying to find a used copy.  I don't know if it was really worth it but it is an interesting game ... I really need to beat that.

KDR_11kJune 25, 2011

Quote from: Ceric

I like a clear explanation of why games are released in NoE and not NoA even if its Special Order.

Oh and nobody cares how often the other direction is ignored?

BlackNMild2k1June 25, 2011

Quote from: KDR_11k

Quote from: Ceric

I like a clear explanation of why games are released in NoE and not NoA even if its Special Order.

Oh and nobody cares how often the other direction is ignored?

Released (or releasing) in America, Not in Europe

Wii:
Excitebots
Super Mario Sluggers

DS:
Chibi-Robo!: Park Patrol
Fossil Fighters
Glory of Heracles
The Legendary Starfy

Released (or releasing) in Europe, Not in America

Wii:
Another Code: R - A Journey into Lost Memories
Disaster: Day of Crisis
The Last Story
NPC! Pikmin 2
Pandora's Tower
Xenoblade Chronicles

DS:
Face Training: Facial Exercises to Strengthen and Relax from Fumiko Inudo
Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland
Jam with the Band
Last Window: The Secret of Cape West
Make 10: A Journey of Numbers

Released (or releasing) in Japan, Not in America OR Europe

Wii:
Captain Rainbow
Fatal Frame 4
NPC! Chibi-Robo!
Takt of Magic
Zangeki no Regenleiv

DS:
ASH: Archaic Sealed Heat
Chōsōjū Mecha MG
Daigasso! Band Bros (sequel released in Europe as Jam with the Band)
Densetsu no Stafy 4 (aka Starfy 4)
DS Fortune Teller
Fire Emblem: Shin Monshō no Nazo: Hikari to Kage no Eiyū
Irozuki Tincle no Koi no Balloon Trip (aka Tingle 2)
Jet Impulse
Kanshū Nippon Jōshikiryoku Kentei Kyōkai: Imasara Hito ni wa Kikenai Otona no Jōshikiryoku Training DS  (aka Common Sense Training)
Kurikin Nano Island Story
Okaeri! Chibi-Robo! Happy Richie Ōsōji!
Pokémon Typing DS
Project Hacker
Slide Adventure MAGKID
Soma Bringer
Suujin Taisen (DSiWare version released in US/EU as Number Battle)
theta
Tingle's Balloon Fight (Club Nintendo only)
Tomodachi Collection
Touch Panic
Zekkyō Senshi Sakeburein (aka Exclamation Warriors)

DS: (these are more licensing issues over Nintendo incompetence)
Jump Super Stars
Jump Ultimate Stars
Moero! Nekketsu Rhythm Damashii Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2
Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan (although Elite Beat Agents, a region specific version, WAS released in the US/EU).

I can count at least 2 games on the JP-only list that would clearly bomb in North America (Tingle and Mecha MG) and one that probably should be made mandatory for the entire continent to own but probably would bomb as well (Common Sense Training).

OblivionJune 25, 2011

Quote from: Shaymin

one that probably should be made mandatory for the entire continent world to own but probably would bomb as well (Common Sense Training).

CericJune 27, 2011

Quote from: KDR_11k

Quote from: Ceric

I like a clear explanation of why games are released in NoE and not NoA even if its Special Order.

Oh and nobody cares how often the other direction is ignored?

I care, but an explanation by NoE would only be a curiosity for my.  Like the NoA explanation would be a curiosity for you.  Though the NCL explanation would be interesting to us all.

KDR_11kJune 27, 2011

Quote from: Shaymin

I can count at least 2 games on the JP-only list that would clearly bomb in North America (Tingle and Mecha MG) and one that probably should be made mandatory for the entire continent to own but probably would bomb as well (Common Sense Training).

I don't see how Mecha MG would really bomb. Sure, it's not gonna be a mega seller but it'll likely make a profit. That's how Sandlot games are, not huge hits but cheap enough to make that they'll make money anyway. Plus what's not to like about mech combat?

CericJune 27, 2011

I'm all for Mechanized combat.  When I get home Today I'm going to put up for Display one of my Omnimech Mechwarrior posters from the early 90's.

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