Xenoblade Not Coming To North America
When word broke that Monolith was bringing Xenoblade to Europe, complete with an English translation, U.S. gamers were cautiously optimistic that it would lead to a North American release as well. Turns out that's probably not happening.
Along with Xenoblade, fans were petitioning Nintendo to bring The Last Story and Pandora's Tower stateside as well. Apparently there were enough fans to get Nintendo's attention, but not enough to make the publisher change its mind. Nintendo addressed the hopeful JRPG fans on Facebook, stating: "We never say 'never,' but we can confirm that there are no plans to bring these three games to the Americas at this time." Nintendo book-ended the statement with praises for its fans' enthusiasm and passion.
Well, "never say never" is still better than "never," right? Where's the Internet's blind optimism when you need it?