The Last Story unravels August 14 in North America

Preorders from various outlets to contain bonus music CD and art book.

Publisher Xseed Games has announced a concrete release date for the North American release of The Last Story.

RPG fans will get all of this if they order early.

The Wii-exclusive RPG developed by Mistwalker will be out on August 14. Gamers who preorder the title through GameStop, EB Games Canada, or Amazon will get a music CD featuring seven tracks by composer Nobuo Uematsu. Early buyers will also get a 44-page soft-cover art book featuring the game's concept art and sketches, as well as a special-edition box.

The Last Story was released in Japan on January 27 last year, as well as in Australia and Europe on February 23 and 24 of this year respectively. The game was well received by critics for its narrative, visuals, and battle system.

For more information, check out GameSpot's full review of the title.

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SuperStatic123
SuperStatic123

I'm a little late seeing this but hey I don't mind since I now have a definite release date. I'm just wondering how long this will actually occupy me for? Hard to say, since some games I can play almost exclusively and others I can't lol

DarkGothic
DarkGothic

This is the third or fourth time that delay the date for the launch of this game. So frustrating, I can not wait to be able to play it.

Raeldor
Raeldor

I purchased the European version of this (since I play Wii mostly on Dolphin anyway), but part of me wants to buy it again just to support NA releases of great RPGs.

servb0ts
servb0ts

Good News, now we need The Last Guardian to have a release date. LOL

Tamarisk_green
Tamarisk_green

Amazon is the only place that is offering that book with preorder.

chang_1910
chang_1910

finally!!!! but gamestop.com only have the cd if u preorder, no artbook

Pete5506
Pete5506

Took long enough, but glad to see we are getting it 

TimboII
TimboII

Am I the only one who thinks the fact one of the last North American Wii titles being released is called 'The Last Story' is funny? Seriously though, I'm so happy this is getting a NA release...it makes me feel like holding onto my Wii all these years makes it worth it. Now, PLEASE release Project Zero 2 here and I'll take back all the bad things I've said about you Ninty.

UnwantedSpam
UnwantedSpam

I am going to have so much of the sex with this game.

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

Nice I preordered this months ago with Agarest 2 limited edition, didnt know about the CD, nice bonus.

HyruleanLink
HyruleanLink

Woot! I just preordered my copy last week.

KFHEWUI
KFHEWUI

Finally!

 

Now if only Pandora's Tower and Fatal Frame 2 remake would get licensed and get a NA release.

da_chub
da_chub

Delay this and make it a Wii U launch title.  either way i will be getting it.

david1230
david1230

just like dead space extraction, i hope us sony fans get a crack at this rpg.

david1230
david1230

really so just the WII is going to get a strong story based rpg? do you guys remember the days when these type of games would only be released through sony, ah those days, i hope again that since this is a WII game that sony should be able to remake this and clean it up and then re-release it on their console cause i'd love to play it.

david1230
david1230

what console is this on? can someone help me with that?

sirkibble2
sirkibble2

I might have to pick this one up.

Bladebri
Bladebri

Same day as Darksiders II.  I pre-ordered both back a couple months ago and never thought I would be picking them up on the same exact day as well.  After pushback's for both games,  now I have to decide which to play first! 

emperiox
emperiox

Who cares? It's a Wii title...Nintendo Wii is like 2 generations ago. Ahaha Nintendo losers. :)

gix47
gix47

awesome sauce

GetDaved
GetDaved

My excitement just got turned up to 11.

suffering-evil
suffering-evil

already had this preordered, but this game has been slightly pushed back twice already, first it was too be out begining of july then end of july, but this seems to be the concrete date since they finally announced pre-order specials

Darth_Tyrranus
Darth_Tyrranus

Already have mine pre-ordered.  I'm hoping that after seeing the successful sales of Xenoblade and The Last Story, Nintendo will decide to release Pandora's Tower in NA too.

R2BDSi
R2BDSi

 But I thought the Wii was not hardcore PS360 fanboys.....

lazycomplife
lazycomplife

Already preordered for $40 off newegg :)

Silinel
Silinel

*gasp*

 

Decent Wii games are still being made? I thought everyone jumped ship, holding onto their resources until the Wii U release.

YEPEE00
YEPEE00

i'll wait till WiiU before i think about another nintendo game.

zoxdj
zoxdj

I'm really sad to hear that it's still an exclusive.This game should be enjoyed by everyone. Hironobu Sakaguchi and Nobuo Uematsu collaborating together like on last gen final fantasies is the best testament of the quality of The Last Story. Those two are pure geniuses.

divine_aria
divine_aria

 @DarkGothic It's not really a delay since there was never an official release date to begin with.  All those other dates were simply placeholders put out by Amazon/Gamestop.  August 14th is the first official date XSEED has given for the game.

Mayleene
Mayleene

Worry not!  Pretty sure both will

Naylord
Naylord

 @david1230 Yea that'd be nice. It looks like a great game and all but I'd rather not need to plug in my Wii just to play it.

santinegrete
santinegrete

 @david1230 Multiplatform would be closer to ideal. But I can understand you: Wii started as a gimmicky console, and after the fad was to obvious they moved to this niche for hardcore gamers: good JRPGs. Almost wish I had one now.

ggregd
ggregd

 @david1230

 Geezuz, gawd it's in the second sentence of the very short article.

Gurzociurlo
Gurzociurlo

 @emperiox Oh no, your comment is so smart and enlightning that it got me thinking!

Come on,  what kind of comment is this. I disapprove the vast majority of Nintendo's last marketing choices, such as releasing the XL 3DS after saying that they won't, but this game is gold.

KennyKB
KennyKB

 @suffering-evil I pre-ordered it when I bought Xenoblade. The constant pushing has been bothersome. Do you know if we'll receive this new pre-order package for sure?

leeko_link
leeko_link

 @zoxdj Will Nintendo did took part in publishing and trademarking the game so of course it'll be exclusive to Wii just like how God of War is exclusive to PS3 and Halo is to Xbox 360. Without exclusives who would buy a console anyways.

Mayleene
Mayleene

 @Naylord Then don't!  We will, and we'll enjoy it.  Without you.

divine_aria
divine_aria

 @KennyKB According to XSEED, ALL first prints should come with the special packaging and art book.  I don't think it matters where you buy it from as long as it's a first print.  I'd definitely pre-order just to be safe.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @divine_aria 

Indeed, I absolutely loved those games, which is why I'm super excited for The Last Story. 

songoku0206
songoku0206

 @mrboone01 Sure ps3 Atelier Rorona,Totori,Meruru and Ayesha Ar tonelico 3 Hyperdimension Neptunia,MK2 and Victory Tales of Graces F, Xillia and Xillia 2 Mugen Soul you know i can keep going but i won't make you feel stupid

 

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @mrboone01 

As much as I wish you were correct, the PS3 has a pretty solid library of JRPGs (360 has Tales of Vesperia, LOst Odyssey, Blue Dragon and Star Ocean: The Last Hope all of which I LOVED and FF XIII and XIII-2 playing through now). The PS3 has all those titles along with Tales of Graces F, will be getting Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch and Tales of Xilia and has a few more obscure titles. The Wii also has many JRPGs, but the only ones I loved were Tales of Symphonia 2 (still not that great but I had a blast with it) and Xenoblade. I'm just hoping that the Wii U can bring over more of the exclusives that Sony seems to still have a hold of. 

Mayleene
Mayleene

 @mrboone01 Ummmmmm, not sure how to take your comment.  Remembering back in the late 80's, Nintendo had the very first Final Fantasy before any other console.  From what it looks like today, all other consoles have *followed* in Nintendo's footsteps.  Sorry, but you can't deny that.