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XSEED Interested In Forbidden Magna, Will Be Keeping An Eye On Further Developments

Marvelous AQL’s subsidiary XSEED Games has expressed an interest in the newly announced strategy RPG Forbidden Magna for the Nintendo 3DS. The US company responded to a fan on its Facebook page saying that they were interested in the Japan-exclusive title and couldn’t wait to experience the game sometime in the future.

With Rune Factory 4’s success in North America and the game facing stock issues, XSEED will be keen to equal such success with other titles in the future. With an interest in Forbidden Magna, XSEED says it shall be keeping an eye on further developments. Let us know if you’d be interested in seeing a localisation for Forbidden Magna in the comments below.

“We just learned about [the game] ourselves, but agree that it looks great. We can’t wait to get our hands on it and check it out ourselves eventually.

“We’ll be keeping our eyes on it.” – XSEED Games via Facebook

There’s A Game-Freezing Bug In Pandora’s Tower; Here’s A Solution For It

pandora's_towerWii role-playing game Pandora’s Tower was released a couple days ago, on April 16th, in North America. The North American copy of the game apparently has a game-freezing bug, which, if encountered, forces players to shut down their Wii consoles. Courtesy of Destructoid, below you’ll find an explanation of the bug and what you can do to avoid it.

The Bug:

After Tower 13 opens, you’ll be unable to return to Towers 11 or 12. When you choose either level from the stage select menu, the game will lock up at the loading screen and you will have to hold the power button on the console to force shutdown. The game will also freeze if you try to enter 11 or 12 from the side doors at the base of Tower 13 rather than from the stage select menu.

The Solution:

The game will refuse to load Towers 11 or 12 until you visit Tower 13 at least once, but as I said above, simply entering 11 or 12 via the Tower 13 base is not enough. You have to step through one of the doors leading to the Tower 13 outer wall staircase first; once outside, you can use the Shard of Divinity item to teleport back to the Observatory. Now you should be able to enter 11 or 12 from the stage select menu without locking the game.

To confirm if your visit to Tower 13 was registered, highlight its entry on the stage select menu. If a preview image of the Tower 13 environment appears, it means you’ve been there at least once. Conversely, if no preview image appears, it means you have not.

Again, here are the steps:

  1. Choose Tower 13 from the stage select menu.
  2. Enter one of the doors leading to the Tower 13 outer wall staircase.
  3. Use a Shard of Divinity to teleport back to the Observatory.
  4. Towers 11 and 12 should be accessible from the stage select menu now.

There may be other methods, though I haven’t tested anything else yet. One other possible method is stepping out to the outer wall, going back inside via the same door, then trying to open either side door leading to 12 or 13. This alternative would be useful if you don’t have a Shard of Divinity in your inventory, but again, I’ve yet to confirm its effectiveness.

Once you’ve visited Tower 13, you can enter 12 or 13 at your leisure. However, should you have completed the game once already and chosen to reload a past chapter instead of reloading from a save point, you’ll have to repeat these steps.

Pandora’s Tower Release Date Announced For North America

PandorasTowerCoverVotingAlthough we knew it was arriving sometime in April, Xseed Games today shared an exact release date of when the Wii-exclusive Pandora’s Tower will hit store shelves in North America. The publisher has confirmed that the action role-playing game will be released on April 16th. In Pandora’s Tower, players assume the role of a warrior trying to save a woman named Elena from a dreadful curse, by fetching the flesh of beasts for Elena to swallow. If you want to know more about Pandora’s Tower, check out our review of the game.

Pandora’s Tower Now Available For Pre-Order From Amazon And GameStop

pandora's_tower_charactersAlthough Wii-exclusive Pandora’s Tower launched last year in Australia and Europe, thanks to publisher Xseed Games, the action role-playing game will finally be released in North America this Spring. It was rumored yesterday that GameStop no longer accepts pre-orders for Wii games; however, this is not true, as consumers can pre-order Pandora’s Tower from the American video game retailer. Consumers can also pre-order the game from online retailer Amazon.com. Based on both retailers’ listings, the game’s price tag is $39.99.

The Last Story Almost Didn’t Embark On Its Voyage To North America

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Xseed Games announced last month that The Last Story was its most successful game to date. However, the action role-playing game almost never made it to North America, according to Xseed Games Executive Vice President Ken Berry.

Berry said, that prior to approaching Nintendo about possible localization rights, he and his group had to convince Xseed Games’ marketing team that selling a $50 Wii game in 2012 was reasonable.

Xseed Games’ is, obviously, pleased that it decided to bring the game to North America, and the company’s sales representatives were shocked on how well the game sold on the six-year-old Wii, which they described as a “dead platform.”

“It was a constant fight even within our own organization. To our external sales reps, we’d be saying, ‘No, like you guys don’t understand. There’s tons of fans out there that are asking for this. There’s a huge fan movement.’ I mean, so yeah. In the end, I think we were right.”

“We’re eternally grateful to the fan community out there. They really stepped up their game and put their actions and their wallets where their mouths were earlier. They backed up their talk.”

-Ken Berry, Executive Vice President at XSEED Games

The Last Story For Wii Is Xseed Games’ Most Successful Title Ever

Nintendo published developer Mistwalker’s Wii exclusive, The Last Story, in Japan and Europe. But in North America, Xseed Games is the action role-playing game’s publisher, which makes it a third-party game for the six-year-old Wii.

Xseed Games has announced that The Last Story is its most successful title to date. To celebrate, the publisher is selling The Last Story as a standalone game package for a suggested retail price of $29.99 in select retailers across North America.

XSEED Games, an independent-minded publisher, is pleased to celebrate the success of its hit action RPG, The Last Story, by announcing that it is releasing an all-new standalone version of the Wii™ exclusive, which started shipping today to select retailers throughout North America at an MSRP of $29.99. In addition to this new standalone game package, any remaining copies of the premium launch units at retailers, which included a bonus 44-page softcover art book packaged together with the game in a custom outer box, are now available for $39.99.

“The Last Story has been an amazing title for XSEED Games and it has become our most successful title to date. 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.”

-Ken Berry, Executive Vice President at XSEED Games.