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Beorc Ridley and Ridley from hither and yon Relationship Status: I know
Ridley and Ridley
Aug 2nd 2011 at 7:57:51 AM

Well, it's not exactly surprising that both of the people here who seem to think that Operation Rainfall should fail are European...

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Firebert That One Guy from Somewhere in Illinois
That One Guy
Aug 2nd 2011 at 8:00:19 AM

I'm not European, just an (apparently sadistic) American. Who wants one of the games, no less. Yes, I know how odd that is, thank you.

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World's biggest wannabe
Aug 2nd 2011 at 8:57:23 AM

[up][up]For the record, I don't particularly want to deny Americans the joy of quality Japanese games. As hilarious the whole thing is, I'm not that petty.

I just don't want rainfall to succeed because of what it would imply for the future.

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Beorc Ridley and Ridley from hither and yon Relationship Status: I know
Ridley and Ridley
Aug 2nd 2011 at 9:00:24 AM

I know, but you're still unable to see it from the same point of view, since you're getting the games either way.

edited 2nd Aug '11 9:00:38 AM by Beorc

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Court Dragon
Aug 2nd 2011 at 9:03:30 AM

Am I allowed to hope for Rainfall to succeed, while wishing death on Moonfall?

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Firebert That One Guy from Somewhere in Illinois
Beorc Ridley and Ridley from hither and yon Relationship Status: I know
Ridley and Ridley
Aug 2nd 2011 at 9:07:23 AM

I think that's the one that's about Majora's Mask for the 3DS, which just seems silly and unnecessary anyways, IMO, especially since Aonuma (I think I spelled that wrong, but anyways) has already said he's interested in making one.

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Firebert That One Guy from Somewhere in Illinois
That One Guy
Aug 2nd 2011 at 9:09:16 AM

Wow, that seems like a pointless project. And Majoras Mask is my favorite Zelda game. It probably will be made eventually, because of the aforementioned plans and because of Oo T 3D's success.

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Court Dragon
Aug 2nd 2011 at 9:42:16 AM

I personally hate how they took that name. It's like they're saying "Hey, Op. Rainfall, can we borrow some of your name recognition? kthnx."

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Das kann doch nicht sein!
Aug 2nd 2011 at 11:04:39 AM

Well, it's not exactly surprising that both of the people here who seem to think that Operation Rainfall should fail are European...
I don't actually think that it should fail. Sure I was rather spiteful, since that's one of the few times where Europe gets an advantage release-wise (as opposed to the many, many cases where America gets something, that Europe doesn't get). But that's pretty much over now.

I still don't have much hope for success. Also, I still think that the name is stupid.

There is a good chance that Majora's Mask gets a 3DS re-release too? Sweet!

edited 2nd Aug '11 11:07:31 AM by Nyarly

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flygon250 SOPA? Lol wut? U Mad US? from Versailles, UK. Oh, wait
SOPA? Lol wut? U Mad US?
Aug 2nd 2011 at 11:35:59 AM

Here's a fun test for all of you Americans out there.

I know the Nintendo DS isn't subject to region locking, which makes an official release less important, but can you name 3 games since the year 2000 which are not part of Operation Rainfall that Europe got which the US didn't?

Hint: two of the games are for the Nintendo DS, the other is for the Gamecube. Also, one of the games is from the The Legend Of Zelda franchise, no less.

Also, to keep on topic, I do plan on getting Xenoblade, but I will wait for reviews with gameplay details before I commit myself.

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Zennistrad Ral Za Reking Crew from Ravnica Relationship Status: I don't mind being locked in this eternal maze!
Ral Za Reking Crew
Aug 2nd 2011 at 11:39:31 AM

Yes, but the Zelda game that didn't get released in America starred Tingle.

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flygon250 SOPA? Lol wut? U Mad US? from Versailles, UK. Oh, wait
SOPA? Lol wut? U Mad US?
Aug 2nd 2011 at 11:46:58 AM

[up] I know. I was just wondering if anyone else knew that there was a Zelda spinoff with Tingle as the main character.

But there was two more, and one of those two was developed by Level 5, although there's a seemingly good reason that this one didn't get an US release either.

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Signed Always Right
Always Right
Aug 2nd 2011 at 1:20:41 PM

I still don't have much hope for success. Also, I still think that the name is stupid.

For all the bashing the Rainfall's name got I've never seen anyone bashing it suggest an alternative name.

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Court Dragon
Aug 2nd 2011 at 1:22:11 PM

One Piece Unlimited Cruise. Both episodes.

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Beorc Ridley and Ridley from hither and yon Relationship Status: I know
Ridley and Ridley
Aug 2nd 2011 at 1:22:50 PM

How about "Asking Nintendo to localize The Last Story, Xenoblade, and Pandora's Tower"? I don't see why it needs a name that sounds like it's a spy mission to assassinate Hitler.

[up]What about Disaster: Day of Crisis and...Another Code, or something like that?

edited 2nd Aug '11 1:23:40 PM by Beorc

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Signed Always Right
Always Right
Aug 2nd 2011 at 1:32:25 PM

"Asking Nintendo to localize The Last Story, Xenoblade, and Pandora's Tower"

...good luck getting people under something with that huge a name.

edited 2nd Aug '11 1:32:36 PM by Signed

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Beorc Ridley and Ridley from hither and yon Relationship Status: I know
Ridley and Ridley
Aug 2nd 2011 at 1:33:43 PM

My point was that it doesn't need a name.

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Always Right
Aug 2nd 2011 at 1:35:29 PM

Good luck getting people together to do something(ANYTHING) then.

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Beorc Ridley and Ridley from hither and yon Relationship Status: I know
Ridley and Ridley
Aug 2nd 2011 at 1:38:19 PM

Well, did the campaign to get Mother 3 released get named "Operation Third Child" or something stupid like that?

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Signed Always Right
Always Right
Aug 2nd 2011 at 1:42:41 PM

It had a fancy website and a name to go under.

edited 2nd Aug '11 1:43:59 PM by Signed

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flygon250 SOPA? Lol wut? U Mad US? from Versailles, UK. Oh, wait
SOPA? Lol wut? U Mad US?
Aug 2nd 2011 at 2:26:38 PM

@Beorc:

Another Code was actually released in America, but it was called Trace Memory or something, and I didn't know about Disaster: Day of Crisis.

The two other games I was referring to were Doshin The Giant for the Gamecube, where we got the short end of the stick, because neither Animal Crossing nor Cubivore were localized over here at the time. Although Animal Crossing did get localised much later (as in a full 2 years after the US release), Cubivore remains an US and Japan exclusive until this day. And the other game I was thinking is Inazuma Eleven, probably better known as an anime series in the US, but it was originally a JRPG, one revolving around soccer, which pretty much sets us even, as EU gamers didn't get an official release of Devil Survivor.

edited 2nd Aug '11 2:29:49 PM by flygon250

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Beorc Ridley and Ridley from hither and yon Relationship Status: I know
Ridley and Ridley
Aug 2nd 2011 at 2:35:20 PM

I just checked. It was a sequel to Another Code/Trace Memory for the Wii that only got released in Japan and Europe. There's also the Wii control version of Pikmin 2, which I was really looking forward to...America's really gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to the Wii. Well, at least we got, uh...Excitebots?

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Eccentric Dreamer
Aug 3rd 2011 at 1:30:14 PM

That's about it. Nintendo of Europe got their game together, while Nintendo of America has apparently become terrified of games that don't sell millions.

Aug 4th 2011 at 5:34:27 PM

I'm thinking whether or not Xenoblade etc. make it to the US will probably depend on how well they do in Europe. So far it looks like Xenoblade's preorders are doing really well, so that's a good sign. Really, no matter how much shouting people do it all comes down to whether or not people will actually buy the game. (Which is why Operation Rainfall is making it a priority to encourage people to buy the games.)


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