Nightly News Roundup: 08.20.2012

XSEED passes on Pandora’s Tower, Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney almost finished, and The World Ends With You may be getting a sequel.

By Kevin Knezevic. Posted 08/20/2012 23:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

XSEED Not Localizing Pandora’s Tower

XSEED Games, which has become something of a savior to Wii owners when the company stepped in to publish The Last Story in North America, recently conducted a Q & A session over at Kotaku. Fans were free to ask the publisher all manner of questions about the games industry, ranging from the typical localization process to what titles the company was eyeing to release.

Seeing as how XSEED has already published one Operation Rainfall title, one fan asked if the publisher was also looking to bring Pandora’s Tower to the states. Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be the case, as XSEED’S Senior Editor Jessica Chavez said she “[doesn’t] believe it’s in consideration right now.”

Of course, this doesn’t mean another publisher can’t step in to bring the game overseas, but things are looking increasingly unlikely at this point, especially with Nintendo’s next home console, Wii U, on the horizon. Still, two out of three ain’t bad.

Source: Kotaku

Square Enix Teases The World Ends With You Sequel

While we may grieve over the loss of one niche RPG, it looks like another will finally be getting a sequel. Square Enix recently opened up a mysterious teaser page for one of its upcoming projects. Given the electronic music pulsating in the background, not to mention the fact that the game will sport characters designed by Tetsuya Nomura and Gen Kobayashi, this seems to all but confirm that the title in question is none other than a followup to The World Ends With You.

The World Ends With You - Artwork
Looks like their world didn’t end after all! ….What? Don’t look at me like that.

Nomura has been hinting as much for a while now; back in April, he teased a series-related announcement during an interview with Nintendo Dream, and before that he told Famitsu that Square Enix was doing “something” with the property. One thing is for certain, though: we’ll find out in just five short days!

Source: Siliconera

Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney Nearing Completion

Blockbuster gaming crossover Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney may have slipped to the back of everyone’s mind after it was announced nearly two years ago, but it seems the game is finally nearing completion. In an interview with Famitsu magazine, Shu Takumi, director of the Ace Attorney series, recently confirmed that work on the game was “progressing smoothly,” and that it had just entered the final stages of development.

Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney is a joint venture between Level-5 and Capcom, pitting mega minds Hershel Layton and Phoenix Wright in a battle of wits to crack the mystery behind Labyrinth City, a medieval town that has been besieged by witchcraft. The game is expected to hit Japanese stores before the end of the year, while a western release has yet to be confirmed.

Source: Andriasang

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