I’m not going to lie…I’m absolutely fed up with Nintendo over this situation. Quite frankly, Nintendo has next to nothing lined up for the Wii inbetween now and when the Wii U launches. While I’m sure they’re hiding a few titles up their sleeves, all we really have to look forward to is Skyward Sword and Kirby Wii. While those games are at the top of my most wanted list for any platform, I know that neither of them will keep me busy for the year+ that the Wii U will take to get here.
I asked Nintendo about The Last Story, Pandora’s Tower and Xenoblade Chronicles while at E3, and they gave me the typical runaround. They had nothing to say on the matter, and when I asked what kind of Wii support was going to happen if those games weren’t coming, they told me what I told you above. They also listed Wii Play: Motion and Mystery Case Files, but those games are far from the content we’re looking for. They may be fantastic titles, but they surely won’t fill the void of Xenoblade/Pandora/Last Story.
Glad to see I’m not the only one particularly enraged with the way Nintendo of America is acting lately. Fans all around North America are coming together to start up some grassroots movements to tell NoA what they want. There are Twitter campaigns, emailing pools and even letter-writing initiatives. Will any of this change Nintendo’s mind about localizing these titles? I honestly don’t know, but at least they’ll get an idea of how many people they’re letting down. Way to support your fans, Nintendo!