XSEEED Announces Pandora's Tower (Wii) For NA Release

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#1 Posted by charizard1605 (55524 posts) -

Yes, they confirmed it. Yes, it's for the Wii.

XSEED Games Announces Pandoras Tower for Spring 2013 Release

Fan Favorite Wii-Exclusive Action RPG to be Released for the North American Market

Torrance, Calif., (January 16, 2013) XSEED Games, an independent-minded publisher, today announced they have come to an agreement with Nintendo that will bring the highly anticipated action role-playing title, Pandoras Tower, exclusively to Wii in Spring 2013. Developed in Japan by Ganbarion, Pandoras Tower takes the classic fairytale theme of a maiden in distress and adds a violent twist, with the protagonist setting out to slay over a dozen giant monsters and collect their flesh in order to free his beloved from an evil curse. The agreement with Nintendo grants XSEED Games exclusive publishing rights to Pandoras Tower in North America.

Its fantastic to be bringing such a highly-anticipated title like Pandoras Tower to such a vocal fan base, said Shinichi Suzuki, President and CEO of XSEED Games. North American gamers have been very patient in waiting for this game to be released, and were confident they will be pleased when they get their hands on the title.

A tale of unfortunate circumstances, Pandoras Tower opens in the Kingdom of Elyria, where an unassuming singer named Elena succumbs to a wretched curse during a festival performance. Bearing an arcane mark on her back, she starts transforming into a savage monster, causing the town guards to attempt to kill her in order to prevent it. A young ex-mercenary named Aeron, whose heart has forever been pledged to Elena, whisks her away in the nick of time and with the help of a mysterious witch named Mavda, he learns what must be done to avert her wretched fate. 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 a sacred chain to battle his way through each tower and extract the flesh of the boss masters that dwell within, which Elena must consume in order to 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 games final outcome in a profound manner. Time is of the essence...

Pandoras Tower was developed in Japan by Ganbarion in conjunction with Nintendo, exclusively for Wii. The game will be published by XSEED Games in North America in Spring 2013. XSEED Games will release more product updates in the coming months.

Tower with rain

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They're teasing something, and here is why it might be Pandora's Tower:

  • There's a tower there
  • There's rainfall - remember the name of the fan movement to get Pandora's Tower to the west (along with The Last Story and Xenoblade) was Project Rainfall
  • XSEED already published one Project Rainfall game in the US (The Last Story) and it was their most successful project ever. Why not try and repeat at least a part of that success with Pandora's Tower?

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#2 Posted by super600 (30134 posts) -

So what system would a future pandora tower be released on.

Wii or WiiU?

#3 Posted by TheGuardian03 (21431 posts) -
some are saying its Xenoblade 2 for the WiiU.
#4 Posted by charizard1605 (55524 posts) -

So what system would a future pandora tower be released on.

Wii or WiiU?

super600
This is the original Pandora's Tower, and it will be on the Wii, obviously.
some are saying its Xenoblade 2 for the WiiU.TheGuardian03
However, XSEED would not know anything about that. Nintendo is notoriously tight lipped about its internal development projects, many times, even Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe don't know about the games being developed in Japan.
#5 Posted by V3rciS (2207 posts) -

some are saying its Xenoblade 2 for the WiiU.TheGuardian03

Xenoblade was like 1 of the few Wii games that were good, the rest was casual/party crap!

#6 Posted by charizard1605 (55524 posts) -

[QUOTE="TheGuardian03"]some are saying its Xenoblade 2 for the WiiU.V3rciS


Xenoblade was like 1 of the few Wii games that were good, the rest was casual/party crap!

How few is few, exactly?
#7 Posted by OreoMilkshake (12718 posts) -

I bet it will be something that's completely underwhelming.

[QUOTE="TheGuardian03"]some are saying its Xenoblade 2 for the WiiU.V3rciS


Xenoblade was like 1 of the few Wii games that were good, the rest was casual/party crap!

That's totally what we're talking about.
#8 Posted by Wanderer5 (25668 posts) -

some are saying its Xenoblade 2 for the WiiU.TheGuardian03

And why do they say that? Because no way it going to be that.

#9 Posted by Shadowchronicle (25976 posts) -
Rinse and repeat?
#10 Posted by p3anut (5857 posts) -

some are saying its Xenoblade 2 for the WiiU.TheGuardian03

Why would Xseed be unveiling Xenoblade 2? It's Nintendo's IP and they fund the game so if a Xenoblade 2 is coming it will be Nintendo annoucing it.

#11 Posted by WreckEm711 (6922 posts) -

Unless it's an HD version of the game for the Wii U, I highly doubt it. I mean, it would be great if they did release it for the Wii so I don't have to import it, but it wouldn't make much sense.

#12 Posted by hiphops_savior (7825 posts) -

[QUOTE="TheGuardian03"]some are saying its Xenoblade 2 for the WiiU.V3rciS


Xenoblade was like 1 of the few Wii games that were good, the rest was casual/party crap!

In terms of ratio, you might not be that far off. Quantity wise, it's the nature of the beast. Being the best selling console that's also the cheapest to develop on tend to attract those who thinks creating a quick cash in is an easy way to make a quick buck.
#13 Posted by Zophar87 (4345 posts) -

some are saying its Xenoblade 2 for the WiiU.TheGuardian03

:o :o :o Whaaaaaaaaaaattttttttt.....? :o :o :o

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#14 Posted by Slashkice (13008 posts) -

General consensus seems to be it's either Ys, Valhalla Knights 3, or Pandora's Tower. Personally I hope it's Ys, but XSEED is supposed to reveal their line-up for the year this month so we should be hearing about more than one game.

#15 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26118 posts) -
WAY too late if true.
#16 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (13113 posts) -

General consensus seems to be it's either Ys, Valhalla Knights 3, or Pandora's Tower. Personally I hope it's Ys, but XSEED is supposed to reveal their line-up for the year this month so we should be hearing about more than one game.

Slashkice

A new Ys game would be amazing.

#17 Posted by charizard1605 (55524 posts) -

WAY too late if true.nintendoboy16
XSEED is still publishing PSP games in the US.

#18 Posted by ArisShadows (22615 posts) -
I would love Pandora's Tower..
#19 Posted by ChubbyGuy40 (26100 posts) -

Hope they bring over the Special Edition if it is Pandora's Tower.

#20 Posted by HalcyonScarlet (3959 posts) -

Had no idea the game still wasn't out in the US. Had the special addition for quite some time (maybe a year).

#21 Posted by Shirokishi_ (11194 posts) -

I REALLY want it to be Ys: Foliage Ocean in Celceta but it looks more like a Pandoras Tower tease.

#22 Posted by bulby_g (1013 posts) -

Had no idea the game still wasn't out in the US. Had the special addition for quite some time (maybe a year).

HalcyonScarlet

I just picked up the special edition for £16.99 this week. 8)

#23 Posted by dobzilian (2490 posts) -

SOURCEThey're teasing something, and here is why it might be Pandora's Tower:There's a tower thereThere's rainfall - remember the name of the fan movement to get Pandora's Tower to the west (along with The Last Story and Xenoblade) was Project RainfallXSEED already published one Project Rainfall game in the US (The Last Story) and it was their most successful project ever. Why not try and repeat at least a part of that success with Pandora's Tower?charizard1605


WTH is this game? pandoras tower.

#24 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (24586 posts) -

I hope it's Pandora's Tower.

The only Rainfall Game I don't have.

Of course day 1 since I did say I would buy each one.

#25 Posted by FlamesOfGrey (7463 posts) -

[QUOTE="nintendoboy16"]WAY too late if true.charizard1605

XSEED is still publishing PSP games in the US.

So are other companies like Aksys, Natsume and NIS America. No one is doing Wii games. It would be cool if it was Pandora's Tower even though the game isn't nearly as good as The Last Story.
#26 Posted by kidcool189 (4307 posts) -
More Falcom games for PC/Steam please!
#27 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26118 posts) -

[QUOTE="nintendoboy16"]WAY too late if true.charizard1605

XSEED is still publishing PSP games in the US.

Problem with that... Sony still tries to keep their systems alive even when their new systems release. Nintendo hasn't done that since SNES (when Capcom released Street Fighter Alpha 2 and the Japanese version of Mega Man and Bass).
#28 Posted by PhazonBlazer (11504 posts) -

If it was Pandora's Tower, would it be in HD on Wii U?

#29 Posted by Slashkice (13008 posts) -

If it was Pandora's Tower, would it be in HD on Wii U?

PhazonBlazer

It's Pandora's Tower for the Wii. XSEED just announced it this morning for Spring 2013.

#30 Posted by 1PMrFister (3134 posts) -
I don't see the point in releasing Pandora's Tower in the States if it turns out to be what they're teasing. The game didn't sell very well in Europe, and the demand for a stateside release never reached the levels that Xenoblade and The Last Story did. What demand it did have pretty much petered out shortly after all the "It's good but not great" reviews landed for the European version. I can't even see an American release breaking more than 100,000 copies sold in its lifetime.
#31 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26118 posts) -

[QUOTE="PhazonBlazer"]

If it was Pandora's Tower, would it be in HD on Wii U?

Slashkice

It's Pandora's Tower for the Wii. XSEED just announced it this morning for Spring 2013.

Knowing how the Wii was the most hated system of it's gen, I'll have to say... too late, XSeed. Especially since Nintendo admitted they have no plans with it.

Normally I don't mind that games release on the past systems, rather than the recent system. Examples: Pokemon Black and White 2 (DS), Street Fighter Alpha 2 (SNES), and various PS1 and PS2 games.

But after what was said about Wii (that will likely flip-flop soon just like the GameCube), it's a lost cause.

#32 Posted by Slashkice (13008 posts) -

I don't see the point in releasing Pandora's Tower in the States if it turns out to be what they're teasing. The game didn't sell very well in Europe, and the demand for a stateside release never reached the levels that Xenoblade and The Last Story did. What demand it did have pretty much petered out shortly after all the "It's good but not great" reviews landed for the European version. I can't even see an American release breaking more than 100,000 copies sold in its lifetime.1PMrFister

If it does less than that, it's likely still profitable. Like TLS, the game's already translated so it's less work for them and thus cheaper to release over here.

#33 Posted by fueled-system (6248 posts) -
I hope it does well but I wont buy it. I just think it was lumped with xenoblade and last story because the people who ran operation rainfall wanted it. I will be shocked if this does half as well as The Last Story.
#34 Posted by ShuichiChamp24 (5014 posts) -
Not surprised after seeing how TLS was profitable for them.
#35 Posted by finalfantasy94 (26243 posts) -

I REALLY want it to be Ys: Foliage Ocean in Celceta but it looks more like a Pandoras Tower tease.

Shirokishi_

you arent the only one thinking this.

#36 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

Yes! I want this game! :D

#37 Posted by OreoMilkshake (12718 posts) -

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#38 Posted by PhazonBlazer (11504 posts) -

Not surprised after seeing how TLS was profitable for them. ShuichiChamp24

How did Xenobloade do in North America?

#39 Posted by 1PMrFister (3134 posts) -

[QUOTE="1PMrFister"]I don't see the point in releasing Pandora's Tower in the States if it turns out to be what they're teasing. The game didn't sell very well in Europe, and the demand for a stateside release never reached the levels that Xenoblade and The Last Story did. What demand it did have pretty much petered out shortly after all the "It's good but not great" reviews landed for the European version. I can't even see an American release breaking more than 100,000 copies sold in its lifetime.Slashkice

If it does less than that, it's likely still profitable. Like TLS, the game's already translated so it's less work for them and thus cheaper to release over here.

Perhaps. I don't work for XSEED, so I don't exactly know how much it costs them to publish/localize games. In any case, I'm not very excited for this game, and I can't see it keeping any real buzz a couple weeks after its launch. Good for anyone still looking forward to it, though.

#40 Posted by OreoMilkshake (12718 posts) -

[QUOTE="ShuichiChamp24"]Not surprised after seeing how TLS was profitable for them. PhazonBlazer

How did Xenobloade do in North America?

Better than Europe and Japan combined.

#41 Posted by Ghost120x (3687 posts) -
Too late I really don't care to play wii games anymore. On to wii u games.
#42 Posted by PhazonBlazer (11504 posts) -

[QUOTE="PhazonBlazer"]

[QUOTE="ShuichiChamp24"]Not surprised after seeing how TLS was profitable for them. OreoMilkshake

How did Xenobloade do in North America?

Better than Europe and Japan combined.

That's pretty great, considering it was sold from only one retailer at first.

#43 Posted by Moobopper (56 posts) -
Awesome thread, thanks for posting.
Too late I really don't care to play wii games anymore. On to wii u games.Ghost120x
Wii U is BC lol.
#44 Posted by Moobopper (56 posts) -
Awesome thread, thanks for posting.
Too late I really don't care to play wii games anymore. On to wii u games.Ghost120x
Wii U is BC lol.
#45 Posted by Ghost120x (3687 posts) -
[QUOTE="Moobopper"]Awesome thread, thanks for posting.
Too late I really don't care to play wii games anymore. On to wii u games.Ghost120x
Wii U is BC lol.

Yeah I know. But I have been playing wii games for five years and I just ready to play some hd stuff. They should remake this game and Xenoblade chronicles in HD one day. Xenoblade would have been a beauty.
#46 Posted by Samus3D (1675 posts) -

How about release it for Wii U in HD? or make a Xseed x Monolith HD collection with all 3 games in it.

#47 Posted by Capitan_Kid (6523 posts) -
This is cool and all but is anyone really gonna buy it now since the Wii is old news?
#48 Posted by OreoMilkshake (12718 posts) -
This is cool and all but is anyone really gonna buy it now since the Wii is old news?Capitan_Kid
There doesn't seem to be much to play for the Wii U in the coming months. Nothing has a release date at least.
#49 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

This is cool and all but is anyone really gonna buy it now since the Wii is old news?Capitan_Kid

I am :?.