The Last Story classified for Australian release

Monday, 10 October 2011 00:39 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The Australian Classification Board has listed Mistwalker’s acclaimed Wii RPG The Last Story, despite the Big N playing coy on the subject of a local release.

The game’s assessment was finalised on Friday, resulting in an M rating for “fantasy violence and mature themes”.

Nintendo of Australia has not made the game’s release official, but the European arm listed a 2012 launch in August, suggesting the JRPG would make it to our shores thanks to the PAL territory umbrella.

The Last Story is know for its graphics, which push the Wii’s capabilities; it was directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, who created the Final Fantasy franchise while at Square Enix. It is part of a “Holy Trinity” of Wii JRPGs alongside Xenoblade Chronicles and Pandora’s Tower, which have been the focus of much attention fan effort to ensure localisation.

Thanks, GoNintendo.