Operation Rainfall is planning to pitch Pandora's Tower to publishers
Traditionally, when Japanese games are in the process of becoming localized for foreign markets, the developers will seek out publishers from those markets and pitch the game to them, in an effort to make the localization and distribution of that title possible.
However, when it comes to the Wii RPG Pandora's Tower, a group of dedicated gamers wants to go through this part of the process on the behalf of the developers.
Operation Rainfall (quite arguably the group responsible for bringing Xenoblade and The Last Story stateside) is currently asking its fellow gamers to help raise $600 to pitch Pandora's Tower to six publishers (Aksys Games, Atlus, NIS America, Rising Star, UTV Ignition, and XSEED) in an effort to bring it to North America. The $600 dollars is needed for the $100 fee that each publisher charges for pitching games.
Rainfall representatives have stated that donors who give $5+ will receive a special download code for a HD wallpaper pack and those who give $10+ will receive the wallpaper pack and a special collector's case big enough to carry all three Rainfall games. But it should be noted that refunds cannot be given out if this campaign fails, since success can't be guaranteed.
With that said, can Rainfall's current "Operation" succeed? Well, given the success of its previous efforts, the modest $600 campaign goal, the safe publisher choices, and the fact that the game was already translated for its European release, it wouldn't surprise me if this "crazy scheme" worked.
What do you make of all this g1s? Do you think this is another clear win for the Rainfall crew? Do you think that fans are capable of pitching a game? Or should pitching the product be left to the developers?
i hope people actually decide to buy the games before donating, The Last Story isnt out yet so jumping the gun seems kinda foolish to me
I think the fans should have the chance to pitch because in the end, we're the customers and if we want the game, what company wouldn't do it? I wish I could donate, but I have no credit.
Btw, I looked up on this game and oh man I so want it now because of the storyline!!! I LOVE potential romance JRPGS!!! *Goes gaga*
Welp, they reached their goal, but I'm donating anyway because I want that case.
They did pick publishers that like niche titles, so I think they can do it.
Fair enough, was just going on the reviews so you've got more right to talk about it than I.
It is by no means "weakest". Trust me. The gameplay in Pandora's Tower really works alongside the urgency of the story. Your drawn into the game's atmosphere rather quickly, at least in my experience.
Well, I always wanted Chibi Robo Park Patrol to come out in the UK, but it never did.
It's partially the precedent it sets; isn't it?
Even with the apparent success of Project Rainfall so far, failure is still a very real possibility. Even so, of the three games that have made it over to the US as a result of Project Rainfall, THIS is the one I would love to play the most. That being said, I wish for their success and will help out as soon as I am able.
Operation Rainfall is pretty successful,the chances of this failing is slim.
Pretty sure Pandora's Tower is considered by far the weakest of the three games, and you've got the better 2, so who cares if you don't get this one?
Not planning, they have been working on it for about half a month.
And you really shouldn't get turned off at the immediate sight of MMO-like combat, at least not in Xenoblade's case. Trust me, Monolith Soft actually succeeded into turning the battles into something fun and something you want to do.
And like Fundertaker says, The Last Story's combat is pretty far from MMO-like.
Pandora's tower is the game I'm most interested in from operation rainfall, in fact Pandora's tower is the main reason I supported operation rainfall in the first place. So I will be really devastated if this game doesn't come state side. So if I get some extra cash i'll donate money to help the publishers
There is no guarantee this would work but from what I see there is a big community that bought Xenoblade so making this one wouldn't sale wouldn't be a problem.
I liked the facebook page a while back in order to help support the people who want these games, but after I heard Jared say "You need to actually buy the game now, because if it doesn't sell well, Nintendo will never do something like this for us again." I actually decided to buy Xenoblade. (After watching his review for further details on the game of course)
I'm so damn glad I bought the game, because I love it. I guess I have Jared to thank for that.
AMERICA NEEDS MORE RPGS!!!!!!!!!! *tries to donate but see that he has no internet funds.* Do you accept IOUs???
It's an action rpg a lot of people say its like God of War but plays more like Zelda since its got dungeons with puzzles and a boss at the end of each one.
You don't have MMO-like combat, but do have a DMC-lite one. Also, on The Last Story you can turn your attacks to manual so you can mash buttons (or button, as it's the case) all you want.
And I donated to help out. Here's hoping their pitch succeeds!