Pandora’s Tower is now confirmed to be headed to North America this Spring courtesy of XSEED.
Following the success of the release of The Last Story, XSEED announced that they are releasing Pandora’s Tower here in Spring 2013. This announcement completes the trifecta of games that Operation Rainfall pushed to be released in North America. Pandora’s Tower is developed in Japan by Ganbarion, with Nintendo publishing it in that territory, and weaves a seemingly traditional fairy tale trope of damsels in distress and adds a bit of violence in the mix, with our hero slaying dozens of gigantic creatures in order to collect their flesh to free his love from a terrifying curse.
“It’s fantastic to be bringing such a highly-anticipated title like Pandora’s Tower to such a vocal fan base. 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,” says Shinichi Suzuki, president and CEO of XSEED Games.
Set in the Kingdom of Elyria, Pandora’s Tower casts you as Aeron, a young ex-mercenary who’s in love with a singer named Elena. During one of her performances, Elena suddenly transforms into a beast and is then attacked by town guards. Aeron saves Elena and, with the help of a witch named Mavda, realizes that the only way that he can cure her curse is to retrieve the “Master Flesh” from thirteen gigantic creatures inhabiting a place called The Scar. But Aeron cannot hesitate: The longer he takes to obtain this flesh, the less human Elena becomes. With his sword and sacred chain in hand, Aeron sets on a quest against time to save his beloved from being permanently transformed into a beast forever.
Pandora’s Tower has already been out in both Japan and Europe for a while now, but it’s nice to see that XSEED Games will finally be releasing this title in North America in Spring 2013. In the meantime, how about we wax nostalgic and listen to an episode of the podcast where we talked to Richard Ross from Operation Rainfall about The Last Story, Xenoblade Chronicles, and Pandora’s Tower?