Xseed shipped Pandora’s Tower in North America today, completing the set of the three famed “Operation Rainfall” games on the Wii (the other two being Xenoblade and The Last Story). As previously reported, Pandora’s Tower was developed by One Piece: Unlimited Cruise developer Ganbarion in collaboration with Nintendo, who published the game in Japan and Europe. Here’s a story summary from Xseed:
A tale of unfortunate circumstances, Pandora’s Tower opens in the Kingdom of Elyria, where an unassuming singer named Elena is subjected to a horrific curse during a festival performance. Bearing an arcane mark on her back, she begins a seemingly irreversible transformation into a savage monster. It comes to pass that only the brave Aeron, a young ex-soldier whose heart has forever been pledged to Elena, can save her.
Heeding the advice of a mysterious merchant named Mavda, Aeron learns that he must descend into The Scar, a massive chasm tied down by twelve chains connected to a floating island in its center, atop which sit thirteen interconnected towers. There, he must use his sword and various other weapons in addition to the sacred Oraclos Chain to battle his way through each tower and extract the flesh of the boss “masters” that inhabit the Scar’s towers. Only by consuming the flesh of all of the masters can Elena reverse her ongoing transformation. But the clock is ticking! The longer Aeron takes to vanquish each beast, the less human Elena becomes, affecting her character and the game’s final outcome.
Pandora’s Tower costs $40. You can visit the game’s website here, and look forward to a playtest on Siliconera in the future.