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  • Blog Post: Final Fantasy Creator Hironobu Sakaguchi To Unveil New Project

    At the upcoming Japan Expo in Paris, France, the legendary game designer Hironobu Sakaguchi will be showing off a surprise new project. Sakaguchi left Square in 2001 and formed a new studio named Mistwalker. At Mistwalker, he's overseen the development of the excellent RPGs Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon... More
  • Blog Post: The Last Story Is XSEED's Most Successful Title

    Publisher XSEED announced The Last Story for the Nintendo Wii is the company's most successful title to date. A new standalone version of the game is shipping to retailers today for $29.99. Additionally, any remaining copies of the premium launch units at retailers are now available for $39.99. The... More
  • Blog Post: The Last Story Release Date

    XSeed revealed the North American release date for The Last Story for Wii. The game ships on August 14, 2012. According to IGN, those who pre-order the game at Amazon.com, EB Games Canada or GameStop receive a soundtrack CD featuring seven tracks composed by Nobuo Uematsu. All launch copies of The Last... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Announces Xenoblade Chronicles & Mario Tennis Open Release Dates

    Nintendo has made a number of announcements this morning, including a confirmation of The Last Story coming to North America , as well as a release date for a few other titles. Nintendo confirmed that The Last Story will release this year and Xenoblade Chronicles will release on April 6. Nintendo also... More
  • Blog Post: Sakaguchi Complains About Final Fantasy

    Hironobu Sakaguchi may have stepped away from the Final Fantasy franchise to start up his own Mistwalker studio, but that doesn't mean he still doesn't have some thoughts about the franchise he created. In an interview with CVG , Sakaguchi said that when the alcohol is flowing, his tongue is... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Files U.S. Trademark For Mistwalker's The Last Story

    Is the Japanese Wii-exclusive RPG coming to America? Based on this recently trademark filing , it appears so. Fans of Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi's Mistwalker studio (which made Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey) have been hoping that The Last Story would make it to the west, but it had not... More
  • Blog Post: UPDATE: Join The Fight To Bring Some Good RPGs To The Wii

    UPDATE: Fan efforts to bring notice to these Japanese releases are already starting to pay off. Over on Amazon , Monado: Beginning of the World (the original title of Xenoblade) has become the #1 bestseller in the video game category based on pre-orders. This is without the game having an official announcement... More
  • Blog Post: The Last Story Domain Registered By Nintendo Of America

    Mistwalker's previous projects, Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon, both got U.S. releases so imagine our dismay when Nintendo said the company has no plans on bringing over The Last Story. However, recent reports show that Nintendo of America registered a domain for the Wii RPG early last year. What does... More
  • Blog Post: Flashy Swordplay In Latest Commercial For The Last Story

    The Last Story is a Wii RPG developed by Mistwalker, the studio led by Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi. Over the past year we've gotten snippets of information on the Japan-only title (still no word on a North American release) so here's one more bit of media that has me crossing my... More
  • Blog Post: Sakaguchi’s Career Tied To Last Story’s Reception

    Final Fantasy luminary Hironobu Sakaguchi has previously stated that The Last Story may indeed be his last gaming endeavor, and the thought is apparently still weighing on his mind. At an event in Japan this week Sakaguchi mused that poor reception for The Last Story may mark a disconnect with the audience... More
  • Blog Post: Sakaguchi Says The Last Story Is About Gameplay

    In a recent episode of Iwata Asks (a show where the Nintendo CEO chats with developers), Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi explained how the Wii-exclusive The Last Story only marks the third time in his development career where gameplay is more important than story. Sakaguchi claims that the last... More
  • Blog Post: Is This Sakaguchi's Last Story?

    The Final Fantasy creator says in his blog that he has the "strong" feeling that The Last Story – Mistwalker's game for the Wii – might be the end for him. The developer is currently working on the Nintendo-published RPG, although the game doesn't have a U.S. release date... More
  • Blog Post: First Peek At Mistwalker's The Last Story

    Even though Wii owners missed out on the latest entry in the Final Fantasy series, they will still get their RPG fix with The Last Story, which is under the direction of Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi and Mistwalker studio. We don't really know much else about the game at this time, however... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Publishing Mistwalker's The Last Story

    Hironobu Sakaguchi is the creator of the Final Fantasy series, which will be seeing its 13th installment in March on PS3 and Xbox 360. While Wii owners may not be getting Square Enix's big RPG, they will see a suspisciously similarly named series, The Last Story, from Sakaguchi's Mistwalker studio... More
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