RUMOR: Some GameStops Have Pandora’s Tower in System? UPDATE

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

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UPDATE: Pandora’s Tower has been announced for North America, published by XSEED Games, and scheduled to be released Spring 2013!

UPDATE 04/11/2012
NinTemple is reporting that they talked to the GameStop manager again who is adamant that he received an email confirming the North American release of Pandora’s Tower, and that GameStop would start taking pre-orders around June 20th, when The Last Story releases. Operation Rainfall has not been able to confirm this for ourselves, and so far, only this one manager is making this claim as others have been contacted but know nothing. So take it for what it is, a rumor. GoNintendo is reporting on this as well.

You can listen to an audio clip taken of the GameStop manager explaining the release here

Source: NinTemple

Original Article:

Rumor: Please take this as strictly a rumor until we state otherwise.

Ok so we are hearing reports that Pandora’s Tower is in the system of certain GameStop stores. We are hearing this from various people, and even GoNintendo reported on this. As of right now, we are unable to confirm this. But we are of course hopeful!

Source: NinTemple

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  • N

    I’m hoping this is not a rumor!!!

  • cant see why not, the EU version would definitely have gone GOLD by now. Will probably still purchase this, but no way in the world it will come close to Xenoblade’s quality. Sad to say after playing Xenoblade other RPG’s just dont feel as good 😉

  • Tripp3K

    Here’s hoping that our third game comes here too!

  • formerroadie

    Please, oh please, be true!

  • King_Kazuma34

    Hopefully this is true, which i bet it is. Until then I still have xenoblade to play right now, with the last story and dragon quest x in the future, so everything is good! 🙂

  • RyanOPR

    Unfortunately, so far all we have heard is that it is not true 🙁

  • Hey guys is the site that first found out about this. The person that wrote the blog entry was NinSage and I run the sites Twitter account and I tweeted it out. The site has it’s own twitter account. @NinTemple:disqus

    I was on the phone earlier and I haven’t yet confirmed it yet and Sage is pretty spot on with his info. As someone mentioned in the comments on the site if anything if game stores gets enough calls about this it will make Gamestop and the rest of the stores ask Nintendo when the game is coming it will create demand. After all the game is coming to Europe in 5 days.

    We have site chat tomorrow so I am going to ask Sage about this and see what is up. I really hope this is true because out of the 3 OP Rainfall games this one was the one I wanted the most believe it or not mainly because of the controls.

  • Sage updated the original story. He will be checking back at his Gamestop on Monday so it will have to wait till then. Here is the link to the story though.  The site twitter will tweet at you guys at any more developments.

    • RyanOPR

      Thanks for sharing all that with us Daniel

  • This is the one I’m looking forward to the most. I’m much more and action gamer. I don’t play too many rpg’s but I’m incredibly grateful all you hardcore rpg fans have seen xenoblade and the last story hit NA. Already picked up Xenoblade and have The Last Story on preorder. For me, that gave me 2 great games and hopefully a push for the one I want most. Please come to fruition, Pandora’s Tower, and we’ll all really be able to call this a 100% success 

    • I’m in the same boat as you, I’m really enjoying Xenoblade, and the only reason I haven’t pre-ordered The Last Story yet is because I don’t know what my address will be when it comes out and I don’t want to try and remember to change it with the order later.  But I’m looking forward to this the most because it seems to be so similar to a lot of the games I love.

      Too bad all signs so far seem to point to this just being a rumor…Even that link in the article disproved it right away.

  • If Xenoblade Chronicle’s sales exceed expectations, I guarantee you that GameStop will approach Nintendo for another exclusive. The reason why The Last Story won’t/wouldn’t be part of these talks is because XSEED Games already took the liberty to localize it for us.

  • Awesome news.

  • I can’t wait for this if it is true game looks truly awesome.

  • Daniel Narbaiz

    Thanks for updating the post guys. I personally plan on going down to Gamestop and when I pick up The Last Story I plan on asking about preordering Pandora’s Tower. If I can preorder it I will be making a post with a picture of my copy The Last Story and the receipt. That should be enough proof right guys? I mean if it hasn’t been announced before then.

    • RyanOPR

      Ha. I really hope it ends up being true

  • I have just picked up my limited edition at game mania its a nice game, the extras of the limited edition are a metal box to store the game and the artbook. its not a lot of extra but the price was also only €5 more.

  • Haven’t heard anything at the gamestop where I work, but I check the reserve system every day XD

  • It would actually be pretty weird if they brought the other two here and completely ignored localizing this one. The very idea that I could have missed out on Xenoblade is enough to send shivers down my spine. Stop withholding, Nintendo!

    • Ryan Tyner

      Completely agree

  • Jon

    I’m not getting my hopes up about this, as much as I want to believe it.

  • That WOULD be awesome if it was confirmed sometime after The Last Story’s release. I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled. The only thing left afterwards is praying for a release of Fatal Frame Deep Crimson Butterfly.

  • AndCarlsen

    I’m gonna be so happy if this turns out to be true. Operation Rainfall will have been a success if that happens.