Xseed bringing Pandora’s Tower to North America

Ganbarion-developed Wii action RPG headed stateside.

January 16, 2013 / 12:40 PM EDT / (@salromano)

Pandora's Tower

Xseed Games has announced it’s come to an agreement with Nintendo to bring Pandora’s Tower to Wii this spring in North America.

Developed by Ganbarion, the game takes the classic fairytale theme of a maiden in distress and adds a violent twist. The hero is tasked with slaying over a dozen giant monsters and collecting their flesh in order to free his beloved from an evil curse.

“It’s fantastic to be bringing such a highly-anticipated title like Pandora’s Tower to such a vocal fan base,” said Shinichi Suzuki, President and CEO of Xseed Games. “North American gamers have been very patient in waiting for this game to be released, and we’re confident they will be pleased when they get their hands on the title.”

Pandora’s Tower was launched on May 26, 2011 in Japan and on April 12 and 13, 2012 in Europe and Australia. Find a full description of the game’s story below.

A tale of unfortunate circumstances, Pandora’s Tower opens in the Kingdom of Elyria, where an unassuming singer named Elena succumbs to a wretched curse during a festival performance. Bearing an arcane mark on her back, she starts transforming into a savage monster, causing the town guards to attempt to kill her in order to prevent it.

A young ex-mercenary named Aeron, whose heart has forever been pledged to Elena, whisks Elena away in the nick of time – and with the help of a mysterious witch named Mavda, he learns what must be done to avert her wretched fate. He must descend into The Scar, a massive chasm tied down by twelve chains connected to a floating island in its center, atop which sit thirteen interconnected towers.

There, he must use his sword and a sacred chain to battle his way through each tower and extract the flesh of the boss “masters” that dwell within, which Elena must consume in order to reverse her ongoing transformation. But the clock is ticking! The longer Aeron takes to vanquish each beast, the less human Elena becomes, affecting her character and the game’s final outcome in a profound manner. Time is of the essence.

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  • ShinAsura

    Lame, got excited till I saw Wii

    • Guest

      Uh… it’s not like they announced a Wii U version or anything prior to this, so what exactly were you expecting when you saw “Xseed” and “North America”? Get a good gaming rig and Dolphin if you’re that disappointed.

  • Bloodios

    Xseed! They just got more and more awesome by the second.

  • http://twitter.com/kurocchi0509 Amri Kadir

    finally… haha

  • DarthBrian

    woot! ^_^

  • zakou

    XSEED = GOD

    • KurisuMakise

      XSEED definitely keeping up the good work.

  • Mar Mar

    This one has been out in EU for a while.

    Sometimes US gets something, sometimes EU ….. you know …. we still haven’t got Persona 4 Arena :’(

  • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

    Thank you XSEED!!!
    Finally Operation Rainfall mission accomplished!!!

  • Haku_Luvs_You

    Thank goodness the WiiU is backward compatible. And thank goodnss I kept all my controllers :)

  • Anime10121

    Dont know if want :(

    Out of the games wished and campaigned for by Operation Rainfall, ones been a clunker (The Last Story) and one, one of the best JRPGS Ive played in years (Xenoblade), but Ive heard this was the worst of the three, and considering I couldnt bring myself to finish the drab Last Story, I dont know if I will get this (especially considering this game has to be controlled by waggle, like NMH). Guess I’ll have to do some reading on this one.

    • Budgiecat

      The Last Story is NOT a clunker! It’s one of the best RPGs this gen God damn it everytime I see an asshat say this I wanna punch a dinosaur!

      • Anime10121

        Oh, so now having an opinion makes me an asshat (I mean really, asshat, shakes head)? I wasnt aware that disliking a game made me such an atrocious thing. I will now get toilet paper for earrings so that I may forever wipe my hideous head accessory. Thank you good sir/mam for letting me know that my opinion is not valid here and that Budgiecat’s is the only one that does.

        Yet again, gravels, thank you oh wise cat.

        • Pyrofrost

          Eh, don’t take shit like that personal. You are entitled to you’re opinion. Though I personally liked The Last Story, some games aren’t for everyone and if you don’t like it…you just don’t.

          Though I would say give this one a shot if you are into the action/dungeon crawler type games. Even though this was the least well received of the 3 games, your opinion of it may be different. Just like your opinion of The Last Story.

        • Budgiecat

          your words were like a knife to my soul that’s why

      • Pyrofrost

        That is very rude Budgiecat, just sayin.

      • Sevyne

        Every time I see someone who thinks other people shouldn’t be entitled to their opinion I want to punch that asshat(?).

        I thought TLS was pretty damn bad too btw. :)

        Oh and Pandora’s Tower was definitely the worst of the three no matter which way ya look at it.

        • Budgiecat

          Stop telling my this stuff

          • Sevyne

            Hey, you are allowed to love whatever games you want. Just don’t tell other people what they are/aren’t allowed to. You could love Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified for all I care as long as you aren’t forcing it on me like you’re a part of some religious cult.

  • hush404

    Yay!

  • AnimusVox

    No frickin way <3

  • paperclichepixel

    Somebody push for Earth Seeker DAMN YOU!!!
    I will definitely buy this.

    • Budgiecat

      Also Reginliev. That game owned

  • Budgiecat

    Okay the circle is complete!

    well actually I did want Dragon Quest Monsters Battle Road Victory and Zangeki no Reginliev (Destruction of Reginliev), Earth Seeker, Night of Sacrifice, Captain Rainbow, Fatal Frame IV, And U.S. versions of Another Code R, Disaster: Day of Crisis, Fatal Frame II remake, and both One Piece Unlimited Cruise titles

    • paperclichepixel

      Dragon Quest Collection.

      • Budgiecat

        okie that too.

        And they can keep Dragon Quest X!

  • bebestorm117

    So happy! I didnt think we would get it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Bladez0fDr4v3n Sae-Won Yoon

    Surprised it took this long, but Hell Yeah!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Warboss-Aohd/100003803614469 Warboss Aohd

    VICTORY IZ OURS LADZ!

  • Claude

    My body is ready. I already have Xenoblade and The Last Story, just need this to complete the trinity.

  • Ramza Beoulve

    cant wait
    This is goin to be on my top shelf XD

  • FlameEmperor

    Keep up the good work XSEED!!!
    You have my support 200%!

  • YangTerlupakan

    Noctis & Serah Doppelganger finally come to USA

    Thank GOD!!!!
    Thank XSEED

  • PrinceHeir

    all we need is Fatal Frame II and IV and Wii can finally rest :P

    even though it’s unlikely it’s gonna be a dual audio(would love to be proven wrong)

    you can always UNDUB it in other places ^^

    which im gonna do, but first gonna buy this for sure!