The Last Story XSEED'S Most Successful Launch Ever, New Reprint Only $30

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#1 Posted by charizard1605 (82666 posts) -

Remember how Nintendo wasn't going to release The Last Story in the United States, even though it's an awesome role-playing game and the Wii was barren for two whole years? Remember how XSEED came in and scored a publishing dealjust by asking for the game late last year?

Well it looks like XSEED made the right move. The Last Story sold out at launchXSEED VP Ken Berry said in a press release today that it was their "most successful title to date"and now they're re-printing it for the awesome price of $30. (This version won't include any of the trimmings that the last one had, like the fancy artbook.)

The Last Story's not up on digital stores yet, but it should be soon. XSEED says the game should arrive on store shelves within the next few days.

It's an awesome game, by the way. You can play it on your fancy new Wii U, too, and I hear the resolution upscales, although I haven't had the chance to try that yet. Have you? Let me know below.Kotaku

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This is awesome. Anyone who whines and b*tches about the lack of quality RPGs today, Japanese or otherwise, needs to pick this up, along with Xenoblade, pronto.

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#2 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (29702 posts) -

Nice! good work Team!

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#5 Posted by TheEpicGoat (2006 posts) -

I would buy Xenoblade if it wasn't $100 on amazon.

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#6 Posted by Heil68 (57942 posts) -
What does "The Last Story's not up on digital stores yet, " mean? You cant buy DD of any wii game, can you?
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#7 Posted by Heil68 (57942 posts) -

I would buy Xenoblade if it wasn't $100 on amazon.

TheEpicGoat
$50 new here.
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#8 Posted by Wanderer5 (25727 posts) -

Oh crap I forgot about this game. Maybe I ask this for xmas or something.

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#9 Posted by Shirokishi_ (11206 posts) -

Hope this pushes Mistwalker to go all out with a sequel.
TLS was by no means perfect, had alot of flaws but so much potential. It was a great game overall.
Sakaguchi has something here. With some tweaks and improvements here and there he could have something of a new FF on his hands.

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#10 Posted by WreckEm711 (7357 posts) -

I would buy Xenoblade if it wasn't $100 on amazon.

TheEpicGoat

What country do you live in..? It's 30-40 dollars at gamestop and other retailers in the U.S., and is similarly priced on UK game sites :?

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#11 Posted by madsnakehhh (16265 posts) -

It is a pretty good game, its good to see it got solid sales and anyone who haven't played should give it a chance despite the flaws of the game.

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#12 Posted by madsnakehhh (16265 posts) -

[QUOTE="TheEpicGoat"]

I would buy Xenoblade if it wasn't $100 on amazon.

WreckEm711

What country do you live in..? It's 30-40 dollars at gamestop and other retailers in the U.S., and is similarly priced on UK game sites :?

Even in Mexico is not that expensive, still on the 50$ mark.

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#13 Posted by nintendoboy16 (34363 posts) -
So the game did well? Looks like this might push Nintendo a bit more with Wii U.
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#14 Posted by Lucky_Krystal (1390 posts) -

That's awesome.

Makes me wish I had a damn Wii to play it on. Man, who'd have thought the Wii would get 3 awesome JRPGS. I'm sad. :(

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#15 Posted by NoirLamia777 (3177 posts) -
Well it's time to put off buying this game, great price. I need to get Xenoblade too :|
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#16 Posted by fueled-system (6529 posts) -

I have been hesitant on the game, I might buy it now

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#17 Posted by fueled-system (6529 posts) -

I would buy Xenoblade if it wasn't $100 on amazon.

TheEpicGoat

If you are in the Nintendo of America region it is a gamestop exclusive

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#18 Posted by SonicNextGen2 (3592 posts) -
Success baby!
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#19 Posted by the-obiwan (3747 posts) -
and i was hoping for a Cry On in 360.. what shame indeed i atleats got to enjoy lost odyssey :/
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#20 Posted by DarkLink77 (32731 posts) -

I contributed to those sales.

And that art books is gorgeous.

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#21 Posted by nintendofreak_2 (25896 posts) -

Good to see the game doing well. It's a fantastic game and I'm interested in some sort of successor. The battle system, world, and everything about the game is too good to only have one go.

At $30 you definitely can't go wrong with this game. There's literally no reason not to buy it if you have a Wii. I'm interested in seeing at how it plays on the Wii U, my only real issue with the game was those terrible frame rate drops and I would expect the Wii U to be able to handle the game with no issues at all.

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#22 Posted by jackfruitchips (1065 posts) -

I bought it ...used (because Gamestop didn't have any new copies left). The arts are awesome. The combat is great (for an RPG standard) certainly better than Xenoblade. Xenoblade got higher ratings but I didn't like it.

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#23 Posted by m_machine024 (15674 posts) -

Bought it and enjoyed it.

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#24 Posted by PhazonBlazer (12013 posts) -

Is Xenoblade still available at Gamestop? It's not available online and I was thinking about getting it.

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#25 Posted by TheSacredFlame (324 posts) -

It's good to know that I contributed to something.

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#26 Posted by BrunoBRS (74156 posts) -
i still haven't put more than 5 hours into it. i blame guild wars 2 >.>
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#27 Posted by caryslan2 (2431 posts) -

What does "The Last Story's not up on digital stores yet, " mean? You cant buy DD of any wii game, can you?Heil68

Maybe Nintendo will start selling Wii games on the Wii U's shop like Microsoft currently does with Xbox games on the 360's shop.

Given Xseed's status as a publisher, maybe they know something about Nintendo's plans with the Wii U shop.

Either he misspoke or he slipped and let the cat out of the bag about Nintendo's future plans.

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#28 Posted by Seabas989 (13205 posts) -

I contributed.Not as good as Xenoblade but still great.

I wish the CD was longer but it's still awesome.

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#29 Posted by RulerofGondor (401 posts) -
Now for that Pandora's Tower release, Nintendo >.>
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#30 Posted by Big_Pecks (5973 posts) -

Operation Rainfall from beyond the grave.

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#31 Posted by WreckEm711 (7357 posts) -

Glad it did well, Xenoblade and TLS are both great games, though TLS is a bit of a flawed gem. Hopefully their success will prompt NOA to be a bit more forthcoming with their titles in Japan.

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#32 Posted by SonicNextGen2 (3592 posts) -
And people say the Wii has no good games.
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#33 Posted by bobcheeseball (9316 posts) -
I can't believe Rainfall actually worked
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#34 Posted by AznbkdX (4257 posts) -

Oh snap... that says 30 bucks!

Might as well get my hands on it then. :D

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#35 Posted by kyacat (4277 posts) -
Bravo Nintendo and Xseed way to go , so glad I help the sale's for both Xenoblade chronicles and the last story
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#36 Posted by m_machine024 (15674 posts) -

I can't believe Rainfall actually workedbobcheeseball
I know!!!! It's crazy! Props to them. :P

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#37 Posted by 1PMrFister (3134 posts) -

[QUOTE="bobcheeseball"]I can't believe Rainfall actually workedm_machine024

I know!!!! It's crazy! Props to them. :P

I believe the publishers for XSEED said that Rainfall had little impact in their decision to approach Nintendo for the publishing rights. So no, Rainfall didn't do that much.
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#38 Posted by kyacat (4277 posts) -

Oh snap... that says 30 bucks!

Might as well get my hands on it then. :D

AznbkdX

Go buy this week along with xenoblade chronicles

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#39 Posted by themyth01 (13924 posts) -
Is the WiiU backwards compatible?
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#40 Posted by kyacat (4277 posts) -
Is the WiiU backwards compatible?themyth01
Yes I do believe so
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#41 Posted by HaloPimp978 (7329 posts) -

That's awesome it was a enjoyable game.

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#42 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
ill eventually get this (and xenoblade) for my backlog of wii games to play on my future wii u
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#43 Posted by AznbkdX (4257 posts) -

[QUOTE="AznbkdX"]

Oh snap... that says 30 bucks!

Might as well get my hands on it then. :D

kyacat

Go buy this week along with xenoblade chronicles

Already own xenoblade chronicles.

Definitely one of the better jrpgs imo :).

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#44 Posted by finalfantasy94 (27400 posts) -

game is dang good. defently worth the price.

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#45 Posted by finalfantasy94 (27400 posts) -

I contributed.Not as good as Xenoblade but still great.

I wish the CD was longer but it's still awesome.

Seabas989

I personaly liked it more then xeno. Not to say is xeno is bad by any means.