Ah Geez, Europe Gets All The Cool Stuff
Apparently, living across the pond has plenty of advantages, especially cool Nintendo products and games.
Up until recently, I've never been jealous of Europe when it comes to video games. Sight seeing? Sure. Health care? OK, but never games. The Euros have mostly played second fiddle to the U.S. Late releases? PAL? What's to like?
Apparently, quite a bit if you're a Nintendo fan. All of a sudden, Europe has gained an important edge on the States. It's enough to make even the most patriotic Yankee, well, envious.
This started last year with the August release of Xenoblade Chronicles for Wii. Europe received a localized port of the popular Japanese role-playing game while U.S. players were left out in the cold. In fact, it took a fan driven campaign called Operation Rainfall to convince Nintendo of America to bring this title Stateside; April 3, to be precise.
Not only that, but two other high profile RPGs, The Last Story and Pandora's Tower, will arrive in Europe this year, with no U.S. release dates in sight.
On the portable side, those rascally foreigners will also get their mitts on Resident Evil: Revelations AND Nintendo's Circle Pad Pro January 27.
Us Americans? February 7.
The perks don't stop there. They also have 3D Classics: Kid Icarus (Jan. 5) on the 3DS eShop. Not only that, but the game is free to players who registered two 3DS titles (from a list) on Club Nintendo. Yes, free.
Meanwhile, NoA has yet to announce an official release date for 3D Classics: Kid Icarus in the U.S.
Don't get me wrong. I have nothing but love for Europeans. It's about time they receive the same treatment as U.S. players. Notice I said "same" and not better, which has clearly been the case the past few months.