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Time to Reload, Stay tuned for further updates.
This week Amazon.com has taken away the ability to pre-order Xenoblade under its working title Monado: Beginning of the World.

This was our primary source of ammunition in our campaign, and was one of our driving forces to gaining momentum. Monado sat for nearly a week at #1 (All Games) and for nearly two weeks (Wii Games), and went on to hit #1 again multiple times during the course of our campaign. The fact that the page still exists on Amazon is reassurance that they have simply frozen the ability to pre-order until they receive confirmation from Nintendo.

Either way, this makes it more important than ever before to get the message across to Nintendo Co., Ltd. (Japan) and Nintendo of America through written letters, phone calls, and emails. Please stay tuned for more information when we will target a call-in/email/physical mail date.

SSBB Tourney Winners!
First off, we’d like to say that our first ever Wii game tournament ran much smoother than we anticipated, and the few bumps along the way are just a part of the learning process. We will be interviewing our winners on our blog next week!

The winners of our Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament are: 

Name: Eric Llarenas
Username: Cerix
Character: Toon Link

Name: Jordan Fostinye
Username: xLeex
Character: Pit


Monthly Monster Hunter Tri Parties!
Operation Rainfall will be holding monthly hunting parties in Monster Hunter Tri. Because of the server region blocking, we will only be able to play with people from our own region.

The first hunt begins on Friday, November 4 (This Friday!). If you’d like to join us, be sure to sign up on our Event page:

Click here to sign up for our November 4 MH3 Party!

Mission 3-3: Codename: Coloring Book
Please have all of your artwork/poetry/essays/videos/music/etc linked to us in some form by 11:59 PM PST Monday, November 14, 2011.

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Operation Rainfall en Español
Because NTSC-U region includes both North and South America, many of our followers speak Spanish as their primary language. We want to welcome our new Spanish Team, who will be providing official translations for Spanish speakers, and eventually, we are hoping that our Spanish Team will be able to get in touch with the Latin American representatives at Nintendo of America.

Operation Rainfall en Español (Official Facebook Page)

Open Letter to Nintendo of America
The staff of Operation Rainfall will be writing a personal letter to the management and marketing teams at Nintendo of America. This will be separate from any of our phases/missions. Is there anything you would like us to address in our letter? Please let us know in the comments below.

Have a great week!

     Operation Rainfall Staff