XSeed Games is celebrating the success they have had with one of their recent titles, The Last Story. The Premium Launch Edition is completely sold out, however, XSeed is releasing an all-new standalone version of the Wii exclusive for $29.99. In addition to this new standalone game package, any remaining copies of the premium launch units at retailers, which included a bonus 44-page softcover art book packaged together with the game in a custom outer box, are now available for $39.99.
Developed by legendary game creator Hironobu Sakaguchi and his studio Mistwalker in conjunction with Nintendo, The Last Story has enjoyed global praise from critics and fans for its brilliance in storytelling, character interaction, immersive audio and music, cover-based action combat and mystical setting.
The Last Story centers on a band of mercenaries and follows them on their journey to gain wealth and notoriety. Throughout the adventure, players will experience an engaging story with an emphasis on immersion and environmental interaction. Gameplay is action-oriented, utilizing a cover system and both ranged and melee combat, but also includes strategic elements such as a battle command system which players can use to issue orders to party members on-the-fly, expertly blending classic turn-based mechanics with real-time action combat.
The Last Story follows Zael and his band of fellow adventurers as they begin a journey to Lazulis Island – the only region prospering as the mainland of the Empire slowly rots away – in their search for work, opportunity and a better future. After securing employment with the ruler of the island, Count Arganan, Zael dreams of finally achieving a secure life as a knight and putting his unstable mercenary past behind him, but things don’t exactly go to plan when events during their first mission change his life forever…
“The Last Story has been an amazing title for XSEED Games and it has become our most successful title to date,” said Ken Berry, Executive Vice President at XSEED Games. “This is a must have title for RPG fans, and we’re looking forward to more players discovering the magic that lies in Lazulis Island.”
The Last Story can also be played on Nintendo’s new Wii U system thanks to it being backwards compatible with Wii titles. What do you think of The Last Story? Tell us in the comments below.