Fragile breaks European cover

Wii-exclusive postapocalyptic RPG developed by Eternal Sonata team tri-Crescendo coming to Europe and Australia early 2010.

Since its launch, the Wii has not been the best of platforms for lovers of role-playing games, with the highest rated titles on GameSpot for the genre to hit the platform being ports of the N64 classic Paper Mario and Zelda's Super Nintendo outing A Link to the Past, thanks to the system's Virtual Console download service.

Now European gamers will be able to follow Seto's adventure without first learning Japanese.

The critically acclaimed real-time strategy role-playing game hybrid Little King's Story served to satisfy some of those clamouring for more high-quality original RPG content on Nintendo's megaselling platform when it was released earlier this year. It seems LKS was the exception to the rule, with few high-profile RPGs pencilled in to fill the RPG gap within Europe this year, save Japanese phenomenon Monster Hunter G. However, European Japanese RPG fans have something to smile about today, as Rising Star Games, European publishers of the adventures of the aforementioned diminutive royal, has confirmed that it is bringing Fragile (subtitled Farewell Ruins of the Moon in the US and Japan) to the Wii in Europe and Australia this spring, in the Northern Hemisphere.

The postapocalyptic RPG has been developed by tri-Crescendo, the team behind 2008's critically acclaimed PS3 and Xbox 360 title Eternal Sonata, and hit the number two spot in the Japanese software chart when it was published by Namco Bandai in January. The game lacked an overseas publisher until Xseed Games picked up the US rights in the spring and confirmed it was to publish the title there this winter.

The game follows Seto, a boy living in the ruins of Tokyo who believes he is the last surviving person on the planet. After finding a letter, he sets off to search for other survivors and "fight off the demons and ghosts that haunt this forsaken and crumbling world while piecing together the mystery of mankind's disappearance," according to Rising Star. You can see the TGS trailer for Fragile below--keep it tuned to GameSpot for more information on the game as the US and EU releases approach.

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Discussion

18 comments
Mattyrock
Mattyrock

I'm very looking forward to this. I've been dying to get this game when I first heard about it :D

WasntAvailable
WasntAvailable

That plot sounds very familiar. I've not actually played it but it sounds alot like the plot to Nocturne, espically the setting.

Extra_Life
Extra_Life

Finally, been waiting for European release confirmation for ages.

Loki4chaos
Loki4chaos

Yay Australia ... looking forward to this

YoJim8obaJoe
YoJim8obaJoe

Since its launch, the Wii has not been the best of platforms for lovers of role-playing games. Since its launch the wii has not been the best platform for games more like :)

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

I was only just yesterday thinking to myself "What would an anime style Fallout 3 be like?" (I am playing Fallout 3 at the mo) and lo, I spot this game just now. It looks like it's just what I'm looking for. Yet another game to add to my ever growing Wii wish list.

elbert_b_23
elbert_b_23

its good to see fragile is going to be worldwide

ShadowLaguna
ShadowLaguna

It's good to know that we're getting it!

remixbaby44
remixbaby44

im glad this game is finally coming to the US

hm360
hm360

Rising Star is one of my favourite publishers. They bring all the quality games to Europe. Awesome.

bowlingotter
bowlingotter

First Conduit and now this... hopefully this is the beginning of a trend that Nintendo gamers are starting to get the genres they've been asking for

Quofan
Quofan

I want Rising Star's babies. They are thw only European publisher that seems to realise we actually want these games.