Nintendo has confirmed that The Last Story and Pandora's Tower - two highly sought-after Wii RPGs - will be released in Europe next year.
The Last Story and Pandora's Tower, along with Xenoblade Chronicles, are a sort of holy trinity of Wii RPGs, with fans around the world begging for their release outside of Japan. While all three are still yet to be confirmed for North America, the two titles will be see a European release in 2012, while Xenoblade Chronicles hits UK store shelves this Friday.
The Last Story is developed by Mistwalker, the studio founded by Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, and AQ Interactive. It features an interesting, strategic real-time battle system that makes use of non-traditional JRPG mechanics such as third-person shooting and cover. It also boasts online co-op and competitive modes.
Pandora's Tower follows Ende, a 22-year old former soldier who must battle through a mysterious monster-filled tower collecting (and consuming) the flesh of monsters in order to lift a curse placed on his friend Seres.