Bring the rain.
Operation Rainfall, a coalition of gamers trying to bring The Last Story, Xenoblade Chronicles and Pandora’s Tower to north American shores, is currently trying to start Phase Two to get Nintendo’s attention, as well as sending Satoru Iwata an open letter.
Phase Two of Operation Rainfall revolves around Xenoblade Chronicles and its release in Europe. Everyone is encouraged to pre-order and buy the game the minute it comes out in Europe while North Americans help in their own way.
In the press release it is stated: “. . .as part of Phase Two we want to encourage everyone to make a single Virtual Console purchase on your Wii system. We specifically ask that as many as possible download “Final Fantasy (NES)” on the date of August 19, 2011 (to coincide with the Xenoblade Chronicles’ European launch date). Final Fantasy costs 500 Nintendo points and is published by Nintendo.”
Operation Rainfall hopes that this will further show Nintendo how far their fans will go. If gamers want to help elsewhere, they can send a letter to the Nintendo of America offices between August 13 and 17 asking for the games to comes to North America. Hopefully, all the letters will arrive on August 19.
In the open letter to Iwata Operation Rainfall first praises the President of Nintendo’s honor and tact in apologizing about the 3DS sales. As the letter continues on they again remind Iwata that Operation Rainfall isn’t just trying to bring the games over to North American shores, but they also intend to help out with advertisement and distribution.
To follow Operation Rainfall, please visit their website at http://oprainfall.blogspot.com/