Here’s Nintendo of America’s Response To Operation Rainfall


Following a fan campaign dubbed “Operation Rainfall” to get Nintendo of America to be more forthcoming regarding the release of Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story and Pandora’s Tower, NOA took notice of the movement and promised an update “soon”.


Today, they provided one. Here’s the statement, right off their Facebook page:


“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!”


Before you decide to go wild in the comments, keep in mind that the extremely common “no plans at this time” response is exactly what it says — no plans at this time. Nintendo of America may very well have plans to release these games at a later date, especially considering the first half of that line.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.