Nintendo of America Take Notice Of Xenoblade Chronicles Fan Campaign

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“Hey fans, we appreciate your enthusiasm. Look for more updates to come soon!”


That’s a message Nintendo of America left on their Facebook page after a fan movement campaigning for localizations of Wii games Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story and Pandora’s Tower, dubbed “Operation: Rainfall,” took off on the IGN message boards.


Eventually, the movement snowballed and fans took to mass-pre-ordering Xenoblade Chronicles (currently known as Monado: Beginning of the World in the U.S.) on Amazon, resulting in it rising it to the top of the videogame charts on the site.


Developed by Xenosaga developer, Monolith Soft, Xenoblade Chronicles, under its U.S. name, Monado, was listed on Nintendo of America’s release calendar for many months after they showed the game at E3 2009. In fact, the game was shown in the U.S. even before Japan, but little has been heard regarding a U.S. localization since. In Europe, Xenoblade Chronicles is slated for release this year.


Judging by their Facebook message, Nintendo of America have taken notice of attempts by fans to get them to be more forthcoming on the issue of a U.S. release.

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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.