‘The Last Story’ coming to North America this summer

The Last Story has had a bit of an interesting trip, hasn’t it? It’s one of three games that fan effort Operation: Rainfall tried to bring to North America — ultimately being pretty much shut down by Nintendo. But, I suppose, there’s no reason to really take that seriously anymore, because Xenoblade Chronicles is on the way, and now, The Last Story is, too. (Next, might we get Pandora’s Tower? Who knows.)

XSEED’s localization crew is bringing the action RPG to Wii, and the company retains exclusive publishing rights in North America when the game releases this summer.

“I am very happy to be able to confirm that The Last Story will be released in North America,” stated Hironobu Sakaguchi, CEO of MISTWALKER. “XSEED Games has a reputation for bringing high-quality JRPGs to America, and I’m sure they will do a great job with this release too.”

The Last Story follows Zael and his band of fellow adventurers as they go to Lazulis Island, the only region prospering as the mainland of the Empire slowly rots away, in search of work and a better future. After securing employment with the ruler of the island, Count Arganan, Zael dreams of finally achieving a secure life as a knight and putting his unstable mercenary past behind him, but things don’t exactly go to plan when events during their first mission change his life forever…