Nintendo made a comment about the current situation with Pandora’s Tower, Xenoblade, and The Last Story an hour ago.
- 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!
I won’t lie, I’m extremely disappointed. This whole situation was a great way for Nintendo to shake off some of the bad press and do something great for the fans. Instead they kicked the whole thing to the curb. Anyone who understands people would have jumped on the opportunity. You can bet Sony would have. Microsoft, too. Even Apple would have taken the opportunity to do something positive like they have with the recent issues with Final Cut Pro. Nintendo simply doesn’t care enough about the people who buy their consoles or games enough to do something for them when they request things. It’s disheartening.
That said, I won’t be avoiding the Wii U. I’m a gamer and while this decision by Nintendo is irritating and, in some way, baffling, I will end up purchasing a Wii U when it is released. As other people have said on other forums, these kinds of decisions are things that affect the long term. How can they say they’re for the “core” gamer when they refuse to release “core” games in America. Unless their definition of “core” gamer is different than ours. At the end of the day, I will be more selective about what I buy from them and I imagine this decision will ultimately backfire on them. Maybe not today, or even next week, but eventually.
So what can we do now? Well, I intend to keep writing about this and make my voice heard every chance I get. Nintendo may get tired of this, but they should understand that it’s the fans who put them in the position they are in now, and it would be in their best interest to give something back. Spread the word about the whole situation and don’t defend Nintendo in this instance. There is nothing good about this and they deserve all of the bad press they’re going to get.
In the meantime, keep spreading the word. Tell people to reserve Monado on Amazon and “like” these Facebook pages for the games. Spread it around. The more awareness out there the easier it will be to garner support.
I’ll keep everyone up to date as things happen. We can’t let Nintendo sweep this under the rug, which is what they seem to be trying to do.