Sometimes even the most passionate enthusiasm just isn't enough. Despite the efforts of Operation Rainfall—a recent social media letter-writing campaign organized "to make Nintendo localize notable games, such as Xenoblade, The Last Story and Pandora's Tower"—The Big N has come out to say they have no plans to do so.
It's an interesting decision given the dearth of "hardcore" titles on Nintendo's Wii, especially those geared toward RPG enthusiasts. Heck, The Last Story is a major release, coming from Mistwalker studio head and Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, with music by legendary FF composer Nobuo Uematsu. If any title were to see the light of day in North America, one would easily put money on that.
Despite the top tier status of titles like The Last Story, Xenoblade and Pandora's Tower, Nintendo made a Facebook post on Wednesday that positions them with arms firmly crossed. "Thank you for your enthusiasm," the post reads. "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!"
Offering no reason why, that does indeed appear to be that on the matter. Nintendo will, however, be releasing Xenoblade in Europe later this year.