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Nintendo disappoints US fan campaign

No plans to release Last Story, Xenoblade.

Nintendo has finally responded to the widespread fan movement campaigning to get Japan-only titles The Last Story, Xenoblade Chronicles and Pandora's Tower localised for the US market, and the news isn't good.

A post on NOA's Facebook page yesterday read: "Thank you for your enthusiasm. We promised an update, so here it is. We never say 'never,' but we can confirm that there are no plans to bring these three games to the Americas at this time. Thanks so much for your passion, and for being such great fans!"

The movement, dubbed Operation Rainfall, started last week in IGN's forums with disgruntled Wii owners spamming Nintendo's Facebook page and launching a snail mail campaign demanding the games get a US release.

They also managed to get Xenoblade to the top of Amazon's US game chart, with fans pre-ordering it under its long-dormant Monado: Beginning of the World listing.

Alas, it seems it was all to no avail. However, Operation Rainfall has vowed to keep up the pressure on Nintendo.

"Okay @NintendoAmerica you may not have plans, but we do. We wont stop. Let them know how you feel as fans people! With respect though please," read a post on the campaign's Twitter feed.

On the bright side, European gamers get special treatment. Xenoblade Chronicles is out here on 2nd September. Nintendo's French office has also claimed The Last Story, developed by Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, will arrive on these shores in 2012. Trailers for both games below.

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