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XSEED Games Releases New Standalone Version of The Last Story to replace the sold-out Premium Launch Edition

Highly Acclaimed Action RPG Title from Legendary Game Creator Hironobu Sakaguchi Most Successful Title in Publisher’s History

Torrance, Calif., (November 20, 2012) – XSEED Games, an independent-minded publisher, is pleased to celebrate the success of its hit action RPG, The Last Story, by announcing that it is releasing an all-new standalone version of the Wii™ exclusive, which started shipping today to select retailers throughout North America at an MSRP of $29.99. In addition to this new standalone game package, any remaining copies of the premium launch units at retailers, which included a bonus 44-page softcover art book packaged together with the game in a custom outer box, are now available for $39.99.

“The Last Story has been an amazing title for XSEED Games and it has become our most successful title to date,” said Ken Berry, Executive Vice President at XSEED Games. “This is a must have title for RPG fans, and we’re looking forward to more players discovering the magic that lies in Lazulis Island.”

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Malvingt2
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Jonathan Holmes ‏@TronKnotts

The Last Story is XSeed's most successful game to date. Hope that helps us get a finely tuned sequel.

https://twitter.com/TronKnotts

Want some proof that Nintendo fans keep their word? All you have to do is look at the localization situation for The Last Story. While Nintendo wouldn't publish The Last Story here in the states, XSEED was willing to step in. Looks like the deal worked out for them, because The Last Story is now XSEED's most successful title to date. Hopefully we'll have some more concrete figures to go along with this story later today.

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congrats to XSEED
faridmon
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(11-20-2012, 06:14 PM)
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But.. but... Wii is not good for 3rd party games wah wah wah
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Freakin awesome!
Kouriozan
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(11-20-2012, 06:14 PM)
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Nevermind I need more info >.<
Was confused with the other game's publisher.
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Aeana
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(11-20-2012, 06:14 PM)
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In terms of what? Profit? Perhaps that had to do with them not needing to actually translate the game?
Wario64
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(11-20-2012, 06:15 PM)
This thread wins
deviljho
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(11-20-2012, 06:15 PM)

Originally Posted by Aeana

In terms of what?


In terms of how fast $8 first print copies sold on Amazon...
alfredofroylan
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(11-20-2012, 06:15 PM)
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Totally deserved, game is really good. And makes a great combo with Xenoblade.
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Originally Posted by deviljho

In terms of how fast $8 first print copies sold on Amazon...

:(
FantasticMrFoxdie
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(11-20-2012, 06:15 PM)
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Was this because of that crazy sale? ;)


Well deserved though. Xseed are an admirable bunch.
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anotherVegan
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I still have to pick this up. I've been meaning to, but I've been a bit preoccupied and broke to get it. Now I'll have to hunt down an elusive $39.99 copy...
Byronic Hero
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(11-20-2012, 06:16 PM)
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Cool. Hopefully that will urge them to take more risks with future titles. Between them and Aksys, most of the niche games I want get localized.
bobbychalkers
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(11-20-2012, 06:16 PM)
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Nice! One of my favorite games this year
Jay Sosa
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(11-20-2012, 06:16 PM)
Congrats, love companies like Xseed that bring us good stuff form overseas.

Never will play it though..for certain reasons.
AntMurda
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(11-20-2012, 06:16 PM)

Originally Posted by faridmon

But.. but... Wii is not good for 3rd party games wah wah wah

It was a first-party game technically. Mystwalker/AQ Interactive / Nintendo SPD and published by NCL of course.
Hiltz
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Originally Posted by Aeana

In terms of what? Profit? Perhaps that had to do with them not needing to actually translate the game?

That is true, but it's still good news nonetheless. When Nintendo pulls this crap again on us, we can hopefully count on XSEED to save the day again.
Ath
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(11-20-2012, 06:16 PM)
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Very well deserved success, it's a great game! Xseed deserve the sales.
CronoShot
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But...but...no one in the US buys JRPGs...

/Nintendo
Wilsongt
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Well deserved, too. XSeed is awesome.
BocoDragon
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(11-20-2012, 06:16 PM)
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Hopefully the next time Nintendo doesn't want to localize something they kick it to Xseed again.
Currygan
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(11-20-2012, 06:17 PM)
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reminds me I still have to unwrap my copy
Malvingt2
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(11-20-2012, 06:17 PM)
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ahh my first mistake in here. I didn't search for this... :(

great news..
kunonabi
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(11-20-2012, 06:18 PM)
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I'm very happy to hear that. Easily my game of the year. Any idea what the previous title (most successful) was for XSEED?
Seik
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(11-20-2012, 06:18 PM)
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This is good news, I feared that it would not sell that much by the only fact that this is an RPG. The world isn't gone that bad after all. :P
BOTEC
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(11-20-2012, 06:18 PM)
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Good news. I'll maybe pick up this second print to celebrate. It'll look nice on my shelf next to the Japanese and Euro versions.
BarrenMind
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Good for them. I didn't love it but the game had some interesting ideas.
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Originally Posted by faridmon

But.. but... Wii is not good for 3rd party games wah wah wah

I want you to take a ballpark guess how many copies The Last Story would need to sell to be XSEED's most successful game ever.

Then I want you to take a ballpark guess at how many games you think most publishers would consider a good total for an original title (IE not a title they simply licensed for US release).
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Originally Posted by BocoDragon

Hopefully the next time Nintendo doesn't want to localize something they kick it to Xseed again.


Fire Emblem 12 that didn't make it over... Do it, Nintendo. Give it to Xseed and watch them roll in the money.
Seda
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(11-20-2012, 06:18 PM)
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Haven't been able to play my copy yet
Anony
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(11-20-2012, 06:19 PM)
what was the previous most successful xseed game?
UberTag
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(11-20-2012, 06:19 PM)
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This thread makes me happy for The Last Story.
But sad for The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky.

You guys do know it is ESSENTIAL JRPG gaming like no other title aside from Xenoblade in the past 3-4 years, right?

Buy it on your PSPs. Your Vitas. Your Steam accounts. Your Vectrex systems.
lunchwithyuzo
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(11-20-2012, 06:19 PM)
XSeed should seriously look into picking up Pandora's Tower and Fatal Frame II Wii Edition imo. The games are already localized and there's still some life left in the niche Wii market as evidenced here.

I'm still sad they passed on Earth Seeker. Also Rodea, though they probably had little choice with that one.
Busaiku
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(11-20-2012, 06:20 PM)
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But, bomba price drop.
Aeana
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Originally Posted by Stumpokapow

I want you to take a ballpark guess how many copies The Last Story would need to sell to be XSEED's most successful game ever.

Then I want you to take a ballpark guess at how many games you think most publishers would consider good.

I'm also wondering what the metric for success is here. Is it number of sales, or profit? Since the game was already translated and they licensed it, did it cost them less to release it?
LiK
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(11-20-2012, 06:20 PM)
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SE should give their games to companies like XSEED or Atlus. Maybe we can finally play those good RPGs that they are depriving us while still shoving shitty ones down our throats here.
wrowa
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I don't like the game very much, but it's great to see XSEED being happy with its sales. They are an awesome company, they deserve all the money they can possibly get.
TwEE-N-Toast
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(11-20-2012, 06:21 PM)
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So is it worth discovering the magic that lies in Lazulis Island?
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Glad it worked out well for XSEED, and I'm super glad they picked up the game for localization! 'Cause stupid NOA wasn't going to. I did my part and bought a copy :)
slaughterking
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(11-20-2012, 06:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by BocoDragon

Hopefully the next time Nintendo doesn't want to localize something they kick it to Xseed again.

NoE actually already localized the game.
Dizastah
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(11-20-2012, 06:21 PM)
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I hope this motivates Hironobu Sakaguchi make part 2 or at least more JRPGs.
GMN
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further confirmation that nintendo truly despises money
Ganondorfo
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(11-20-2012, 06:22 PM)
Best jrpg ever, much better than chrono trigger, final fantasy 6 and skies of arcadia.
Seda
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(11-20-2012, 06:23 PM)
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What would have been Xseed's most successful title before this? Little King's Story?
Galang
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Wow this is great! Everyone always talks about Xenoblade, but The Last Story was really good too. Nice to see it sold well, especially considering NOA didn't want to publish it.
BocoDragon
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(11-20-2012, 06:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by slaughterking

NoE actually already localized the game.

Sure. Distribute something, then.

Xseed is already in the business of localization, so even if something is not already translated by NoE, it would probably be in their interest to do that themselves.
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(11-20-2012, 06:23 PM)
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Thank you for going to the effort to sub license this from Nintendo, XSEED. I loved the game and you deserve the success for the effort of licensing it.

Not for the translation though. That's thanks to NoE. ;)
wrowa
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(11-20-2012, 06:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dizastah

I hope this motivates Hironobu Sakaguchi make part 2 or at least more JRPGs.

I'm sure someone giving him a pile of money would be motivation enough.

The question is whether or not someone wants to do that.
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good to hear they found success with it.

xseed brought over some great games this gen and I look forward to seeing more from them in the future.
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Originally Posted by Ganondorfo

Best jrpg ever, much better than chrono trigger, final fantasy 6 and skies of arcadia.

Oh no you didn't!!

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