3DS and Kirby’s Epic Yarn partly to blame for The Last Story releasing only in Japan

Thursday, 20 January 2011 14:53 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Nintendo UK boss David Yarnton has said the reason the firm isn’t releasing Mistwalker’s The Last Story outside of Japan at release is because of Europe’s diverse languages and the the fact Nintendo has “so much on its plate at the moment.”

Speaking with Eurogamer yesterday in Holland, Yarnton said not to fret too much at the moment though, as the firm has released many RPGs in the region before.

“With all the conversions, when we do it in Europe we’ve got to do the whole of Europe,” he said. “So it’s multiple languages. It has to be viable. We’ve got so much on our plate at the moment. The most important one is in the first quarter this year. Kirby’s Epic Yarn is the most important title. We’ve got some great product coming out.

“On top of that, when we add in 3DS, it’s just so much.

“We’ve released quite a lot of RPGs on the Wii in the UK. It’s an area that’s been growing for us. It’s up to the market. We never write anything off.”

Nintendo told VG247 last week it had “no plans at present” to bring The Last Story over to either Europe or North America, dashing the hopes and dreams of many in the process.

The Last Story will be released in Japan on January 27.