Pandora’s Tower US release set for April

Monday, 11th March 2013 22:46 GMT By Brenna Hillier

US publisher XSEED has answered the fervent prayers of Operation Rainfall by confirming release of the final JRPG in the Wii’s holy trinity, Pandora’s Tower.

XSEED has made noises about the game in the past but this is the first time it’s gotten as far as nominating a launch window – April.

Along with Xenoblade Chronicles and The Last Story, Pandora’s Tower is one of three JRPGs released late in the Wii’s lifecycle, which Nintendo didn’t seem keen on bringing to the west. All three titles eventually made it to Europe, but Nintendo of America seemed even more wary, leaving it mostly to third-parties to ensure release.

The Ganbarion-developed adventure concerns one Aeron, a former soldier whose fair maiden, Elena, has been cursed. Aeron must defeat 12 huge monsters to cure her. It has an interesting time mechanic, so that the longer you take to defeat the 12 masters, the more Elena’s transformation has progressed by end-game, affecting the final confrontation and story. First US trailer below.

Thanks, Kotaku.



  1. salarta

    At last. It’s a shame it took all this time and all the campaigning it did to get these games published. I’m definitely buying this game of course, but if Nintendo hadn’t made me question my Nintendo-based purchasing decisions by nearly withholding the Operation Rainfall games, I probably would have bought a Wii U on release.

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