The Last Story out today in North America

Wii's RPG epic now available for $49.99.

August 14, 2012 / 01:02 PM EDT / (@salromano)

The Last Story, Nintendo and Mistwalker’s original action RPG, is now available at retailers across North America for $49.99, courtesy of publisher XSEED Games.

Launch copies of the game include a bonus 44-page softcover art book and a custom outer box.

Headed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, father of the Final Fantasy franchise, The Last Story follows a band of mercenaries on their journey to gain wealth and popularity. The game promises an engaging story, environmental interaction, and an action-oriented battle system that utilizes cover, both ranged and melee combat, and strategic elements, such as a battle comamand system, allowing players to issue orders to party members “on-the-fly.” According to XSEED, it is a blend of classic turn-based mechanics with real-time action combat.

“It has been an amazing journey for The Last Story, so to be able to share the experience with fans and supporters is very rewarding to me,” said Hironobu Sakaguchi, Director of The Last Story.

XSEED executive vice president Ken Berry added: “This is truly one of the best, most epic adventures out there, so we are thrilled to offer our players an experience they will never forget. Through the visionary mind and talent of Sakaguchi-san and his team at Mistwalker comes a game that will be a timeless centerpiece for what storytelling and adventure mean to gamers.”

Watch the launch trailer below. View a final set of screenshots at the gallery.

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  • Malcolm Reynolds

    Looks like I need to go by the local Lamestop and snag mah preorder!

  • syaznifaiq

    Luckily we have dolphin 

  • yemd

    but it isn’t out today. no stores, including amazon, are getting the game today which means it isn’t out today. you should check your sources before posting a story.

  • yemd

    well since you all took it upon yourself to delete my first comment because you don’t like criticism let me post it again.

    the game is *not* out today. no stores, including amazon, have gotten their shipments of the game. this means the game is *not* out today. please check your sources before posting a story.

    • whiteferrero

      relax dude. that’s just the commenting system being weird again. they don’t really delete comments for no reason.

  • Cidthulhu

    Can we switch to JP voices like in Xenoblade?

    • PrinceHeir

      “Launch copies of the game include a bonus 44-page softcover art book and a custom outer box.”

      i pre ordered the game last june 15, shame there was a delay of shipment in my order :(
      i hope i get all these bonuses, it’s the reason why i pre ordered in the first place.

      oh and please Dual Audio like Xenoblade.

      my brother has already put around 150 hours or so on Xenoblade and he still haven’t finished it(lots of side quest)

      game is a masterpiece, while i read this game is around 20-30 hours in terms of story and other quest will rank up to 40-50 hours.

      that still good :P