If you have been one of the many that have been either a part of or following “Operation Rainfall“, this is news that is sure to be disappointing. After an intense effort that shot “Monado: Beginning of the World” (a.k.a. Xenoblade) to the top of Amazon’s pre-order charts as well as the mass amounts of physical letters, Facebook messages, and e-mails sent, Nintendo of America have finally commented on the release of Xenoblade, Pandora’s Tower and The Last Story for North America. Sadly, this update was not exactly what the fans wanted to see.
Here is the post in full that can now be seen on Nintendo’s official Facebook page:
Thank you for your enthusiasm. We promised an update, so here it is. We never say “never,” but we can confirm that there are no plans to bring these three games to the Americas at this time. Thanks so much for your passion, and for being such great fans!
This certainly is disheartening news for everyone as the Wii certainly could have had it’s lifespan lengthened greatly with a localization of the trio, but as of now a North American release for any of these RPGs seem to be out of the picture. I can respect the honesty on Nintendo’s part, but it just seems that Skyward Sword is the main focus for the company at the moment. As of this posting, over 3000 fans have responded to the message, voicing their disappointment in the decision.
Operation Rainfall is still underway despite this news and I completely support all of you to continue emailing, messaging, and sending off letters as if a title like Duke Nukem Forever can see a release after 15 years of chaos, these three still have a small chance of finally crossing over to America. Xenoblade is still scheduled for release Europe with a yet to be announced date. I guess if we learned anything from this though, it is that Operation Rainfall was a success due to the professional manner that was used and giving that Nintendo actually responded to the cause may completely change the way online movements are executed in the future.