The Last Story is Xseed’s most successful release

New, standalone version shipping today, costs $30.

November 20, 2012 / 01:49 PM EDT / (@salromano)

The Last Story is publisher Xseed Games’ “most successful title to date,” executive vice president Ken Berry has said.

“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,” said Berry.

Xseed has announced it’s releasing an all-new standalone version of the Wii-exclusive RPG, shipping today to retailers throughout North America, at an MSRP of $29.99. This copy will not include the 44-page softcover artbook and custom outerbox included with the first-run editions.

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  • Locksus

    Too bad I cannot play the game as I do not own a Wii. I’d love to get another RPG from Mistwalker.

  • almostautumn

    Glad it was a success; deserves it like their other titles did.

    Now how ’bout that Lost Odyssey PS3 edition finally? And Blue Dragon, while they’re at it.

    • Locksus

      Those are both Microsoft’s property as I understand it, so don’t expect them any time soon. Hell, Mistwalker wouldn’t even exist without Microsoft’s funding, but they’re not 1st party by any means. 

      I’d like them to make another game for PS360. Lost Odyssey is simply one of the best JRPGs this gen, in my opinion. It’s severely underrated by critics for being too “old school”. 

      • kiri25

        Both Lost and Blue are owned by mistwalker not MS. It’s possible a Lost odyssey 2 could be be released on wii u or ps3 if mistwalker wanted. Blue Dragon went from 360 to DS.

        The issue with Lost and the 1st Blue is that MS help fund the projects and even published them, so the chances that they will be released on ps3 is slim. Of course I Mass Effect 1 was funded alittle by ms and published by ms yet mass effect 1 will be available for ps3 next month.

        • Locksus

          Well, I’m not really sure if Wikipedia is a trusted source, but according to them, Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon are owned by MS studios. 

          As for Blue Dragon on Nintendo platforms, the games have only appeared on the handhelds. This doesn’t worry Microsoft as they’re are not competing in the handheld market. 
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Studios_(game_studio)
          Here’s the link for you, if you’re interested,

          • kiri25

            Wiki is not a great source for trusted info. As for ms owning lost and blue again they are mistwalkers property and just because ms has no handheld and thus not competing in that said market is not proof that that ms own it, it’s actually proof they don’t.

            In order for a ms game to be placed on a Nintendo product ms would have to pay Nintendo to release it and ms is not going to that especially for blue dragon seeing as it was not the hit they were looking for. Another piece of proof is in the credit of the ds ver. Of blue, no where in the credits do you see ms mentioned.

            Like I said this is similar to mass effect ms helped with the 1st mass but it’s not their game like halo or fable it’s owned by bioware

            • Locksus

              http://www.microsoft.com/about/legal/en/us/IntellectualProperty/Trademarks/EN-US.aspx
              Here, I would say that MS’ own website is a trusted source? You can find both Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon there.

              • kiri25

                Here is proof where blue dragon is owned by mistwalker.

                http://www.siliconera.com/2008/12/12/mistwalker-partnering-with-namco-bandai-for-new-blue-dragon-game/

                This showes that mistwalker decided to keep the franchise alive and decided to partner up with namco bandai instead of Microsoft. The only thing that the trademark proves is that blue dragon and lost trademarked by ms, it does not prove that ks owns the property because with each new title a trademark is registered.

                So lost 2 could be trademarked by mistwalker themselves or go with a new publisher to trademark lost 2 like they did with blue dragon for the ds by partnering up with namco bandai.

                • Locksus

                  “because with each new title a trademark is registered.” Then in that case wouldn’t every game released for the 360 and the original Xbox be listed in that list? For example, Too Human, which is a 360 exclusive, isn’t listed in the list, so it most likely is Silicon Knight’s property. I’d have an easier time believing that Microsoft just allowed Mistwalker to collaborate with Namco Bandai in order to bring the 2 Blue Dragon titles to Nintendo DS. 
                  I mean, IF Mistwalker owned those trademarks themselves, wouldn’t they have already brought the games on multiple platforms? I mean, it would most likely be profitable as JRPGs biggest userbase is in Japan, and in Japan, many people own a PS3 and a Wii. But seeing as Microsoft competes directly with the PS3 and Wii, they haven’t allowed those games to be released on either PS3 or Wii. 
                   
                  I’m not 100% sure, but wouldn’t Namco Bandai, who have published the BD games on the DS, have to pay Microsoft in order to be allowed to publish the games on the DS? 

                  By the way, thanks for being patient with me and not stooping to petty insults! :p 

  • LordKaiser

    They should remaster this on HD. Let me tell you that this game looks very good in HD. I’m glad it sold well.

  • DesmaX

    Well, Operation Rainfall did gave these titles a lot of attention

    I’m happy for Xseed, they’re one of my favorite publishers

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    Never got a chance to play this. =(

    • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

      Buy it .

      • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

        I actually gave my Wii to my parents back in like 2009. I suppose I’ll have to look into the dolphin emulator, I could always buy the game and play it that way. (I’d have to get another Wii mote or Classic pad.) I could do the same thing for Xenoblade. Gosh, this has reminded me how hard it is to keep up with all the games coming out these days.

  • RedWolfe

    I bought this game just to support them after I saw the huge enthusiasm from Operation Rainfall.

    Still haven’t played it yet but the art book is nice :P

  • hush404

    Sweet a cheaper run? NICE. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/wolfe.wallace Wolfe Wallace

    Just goes to show: Listen to the consumer and you’ll be rewarded for your efforts.

  • PrinceHeir

    congrats Xseed :D

    bought the edition DAY FREAKING 1!!!!!