The Last Story Will Release on August 14th, 2012

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

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Moments ago, XSEED confirmed the official release date for The Last Story. The game will be released on August 14th, 2012. In addition to this news comes the announcement of a bonus soundtrack, featuring seven tracks from the game, to be included with pre-orders from Amazon, EB Games Canada, and Gamestop. Here’s an image below!

This bonus is included with the already confirmed art book that comes with the first printing of the game. The soundtrack is your incentive to pre-order; the artbook is yours if you buy the game within its first printing.  So there you have it–a release date to look forward to, and a ton of extra incentive to buy and play the game Day 1!

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  • This is great, I think the one thing fans still wanted was a soundtrack. This is going to be a great deal, and all for 50 bucks.

  • bulletproof3DS

    cool! i’ll definitely have enough money by then.
    i like the cover for the soundtrack. looks nice. i’ll probably have to delete some songs off of my zune for this…

  • XSEED has won my heart ten times over by now, but my perception of them just gets better and better with each new announcement.

  • RyanOPR

    and finally we know!

  • Finally! Can’t wait for this one.

  • They finally announce it, but with another extra, I swear XSEED is just too much goodness. Everything wen’t better then expected :3

  • Well, that just confirmed my purchase. An artbook AND a soundtrack CD? Shut up and take my money!

  • FINALLY!!!!! I CAN’T. WAIT!!!!!!!

  • Congrats you yankee doodles. The soundtrack is Amazeballs!

  • so if i preordered the game already, i get the soundtrack also? can someone confirm this for me?

    • XSEED has confirmed that anyone that’s already preordered the game will receive the soundtrack. There is no need to worry.

  • ybeast10

    Thank God. I really don’t know why the hell it took so long for XSeed to give us an official date. I mean I know they only have like 15 employees, but Nintendo of Europe did the heavy lifting by translating the game script and providing the voice acting. If XSeed had had to do those things, then I would have completely understand their reluctance to set a date, because they would have had to do a lot of work, and they might not have been able to meet a set deadline. I am definitely no expert on localization, but I can’t help but believe that the North American localization for The Last Story must have been a piece of cake for XSeed, so I am very curious why it took them so long to pick a date. And now I’m worried that the game’s sales might suffer as a result of it being released on the same day as Darksiders 2 and just a few days before New Super Mario Bros. 2 comes out. All in all though, things aren’t so bad, as the release is only one month away, and we are now getting a nice soundtrack, which is a very generous gesture by XSeed. I’m sorry for complaining and bashing XSeed. I do believe that they are a great company, and without them, we would not be getting the game, so I appreciate them very much. But I just wish they hadn’t left us hanging for so long and picked a better release date. Any time this month would have been great since there are no big games coming out until August. Now The Last Story is going to have to go head to head against Darksiders 2, Sleeping Dogs, and NSMB2, which could be a big problem.

    • RyanOPR

      I’m sure there is a lot to it, people might be surprised. Plus, they also had to figure out the details for the extra promotional stuff. Costs, production times, etc.

  • just bought it after reading the article 😛

    • RyanOPR

      Great!

  • I already have the full Japanese soundtrack (Toberu Mono Instrumental is one of the best tracks in Uematsu’s career), but I’ll take free 🙂

  • Eugene Ng

    Awesome! Enjoy the game, US! I guarantee it!

  • DunbansBiggestFanForever

    The Soundtrack is GREAT news but I’m wondering how early you need to be to purchase a first printing for the Artbook. If you pre-ordered that is.