Nintendo Rebuffs Fans

“No Plans” for the localization of three JRPGs that has led to valiant fan campaign. Oh Nintendo, why must you make us suffer? After a furious attempt to petition Nintendo to bring Xenoblade, Pandora’s Tower, and The Last Story to North America, Nintendo still won’t satiate our appetites.

Mind you, this fan-made petition, named Operation Rainfall, was far better executed than most others petitions. The effort involved enormous amounts of e-mails, phonecalls, and social networking as well as extending to, where pre-orders for the Xenoblade Chronicles placeholder had shot the game up to the #1 spot in the top 100.

Sadly, Nintendo, via Facebook and Twitter, has rebuffed fans stating simply this:

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!

Now it should be noted that the message is left ubiquitous; Nintendo of America could release the three Wii JRPGs at some other date, but at least for now it’s a simple no. However, it is especially painful for some due to Nintendo’s teasing of the European release of Xenoblade and the previously announced North American name of Xenoblade, Monando: Beginning of the World.

For now, we can only wait and see if NOA decides to announce the three titles at some surprise media briefing. There is still quite a bit of hope though, as Joystiq has conveniently reminded us that NOA has a tendency to release things that they have “no plans” for.