Project Rainfall

Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by Radioactive Ravage, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. Radioactive Ravage

    Radioactive Ravage Ancient

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2007
    Posts:
    3,754
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +0
    Operation Rainfall

    Okay, so I'm not sure if anyone here has heard about this, or if people actually care, because it's a Nintendo-based petition/event.

    Nintendo of Japan has some pretty awesome games, like Xenoblade- a massive JRPG that has an open world bigger than Texas (generalization, it's still pretty damn big), The Last Story- a JRPG made by the creator of Final Fantasy, and Pandora's Tower- an action RPG akin to God of War combat but featuring strategic and time-based gameplay. Seriously, look at these titles before you judge. Xenoblade has some gorgeous graphics and the scale is incredible. Last Story looks like a solid, strategic RPG with a buttload of originality. Pandora's tower is a interesting an new take on combat-heavy games, featuring some impressive puzzle elements.

    [​IMG]
    This is a Wii game...

    However, though Xenoblade has been announced for a European release with an English dub and all, and Last Story and Pandora's Tower are in discussion for Europe, Nintendo of America has yet to release any information on these fantastic titles, making fans believe that they'll be shafted on some legitimately quality games before the Wii finally passes on.

    Well, screw that.

    Nintendo fans have united under Operation Rainfall, a plea for Nintendo of America to bring these games stateside. Aside from the actual event, there has also been 1600 posts on Nintendo of America's facebook page in the last day, and the preorders on Amazon for the game have risen to the point where it is now the 9th ranked game on the site, and 1st for Wii. Whether you're a Nintendo fan or not, this movement is something to look out for and support. We all know that this tool that we have called the "internet" is a powerful thing if used correctly, and we can make this happen!

    IGN Operation Rainfall Page
    Article on Operation Rainfall and related events
    Operation Rainfall Blogspot
    Nintendo of America's Facebook page- Rainfall Extravaganza

    If you want to show support, even a post on their facebook page would be appreciated.
     
  2. Radioactive Ravage

    Radioactive Ravage Ancient

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2007
    Posts:
    3,754
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +0
    So, um... I'm not sure if anyone has been keeping up with this, but what's the consensus? Crazy scheme? Silliness? There has been a recent rumor that localization for Xenoblade has already taken place for America...
     
  3. magmatron

    magmatron Hyper Sentinel Force!

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2007
    Posts:
    3,366
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Likes:
    +5
    Didn't notice this thread before, must have gotten swept away fast. I really want Xenoblade.
    Anyways, the version the NOA testers played was the pal version and because they do tests for NOE games all the time it doesn't mean much, so don't think of it as a sign the games are coming to America.
     
  4. CybertronStreak

    CybertronStreak Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2011
    Posts:
    314
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    81
    Likes:
    +2
    Looks like Nintendo of America has been fighting back because the guy who wanted to show Xenoblade in the US but got denied got fired for telling us about it on the internet. And Operation Rainfall happened. If these games don't get localized, I hope Operation Rainfall will make Nintendo of America regret their decision.
     

Share This Page