That's right, everyone. Earlier this week, Nintendo announced via an online news broadcast that the Last Story would be coming to the U.S. this summer. Though the game has been out for well over a year in Japan, it only released a few days ago in EU and AUS - and until this week, there had been no real verification whether it would be coming to the U.S. or not.
Most multiplayer afficionados have moved on from the Wii by now in favor of the greener pastures of Xbox Live and PSN. But the Wii does have quite a co-op card up its sleeve in the form of Mistwalker's Final Fantasy, I mean, The Last Story, which debuts later this year. A new pre-launch trailer showcases the action-RPG's impressive gameplay and graphics.
It has recently been revealed that Nintendo of America has registered a domain name for The Last Story, which itself may be one of the the last co-op reasons to own a Wii. Nintendo is still mum on the subject. If you recall, we reported earlier in the year that they had "no plans" for a Western release of the JRPG title. Nintendo may just be holding the domain name, which is smart on their part. I would love to have The Last Story domain name. I would sell old copies of Final Fantasy games with "The Last Story" sharpied over the title, since they've been selling the same JRPG story for over a decade. But what do I know? The game has done very well since releasing in Japan. If Nintendo likes money, they may want to bring the title to the Western market.
The characters all stayed to the East
Nintendo's Wii is definitely a successful console, by pretty much anyone's standard. But if there's one area that the Wii is sorely lacking in, it's online play, and specifically, online co-op. Less than twenty Wii games in our database have online co-op, and most of them are music games. But The Last Story, an upcoming RPG from Mistwalker, is definitely an exception to the rule.
There hasn't been much buzz about Mistwalker's The Last Story around Co-Optimus, mostly (entirely) because it has no co-op content. This has changed. The Japanese action RPG for the Wii will feature 6 player competitive and co-operative modes. Through the game's "Raid Lobby," players will be able to face off against each other or team up to fight a powerful creature. It sounds like it will be some sort of arena mode.
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