Wow! Operation Rainfall sure has come a long ways since it first began over six months ago! Since then, the campaign has taken a new direction and is under new leadership. It's a better Operation Rainfall; a more organized version.
The most important news is that on December 2nd, 2011, Nintendo announced that Xenoblade is coming to our region on April 2nd, 2012! We at Operation Rainfall believe that how well Xenoblade sells will ultimately determine if we get the other two games the Last Story and Pandora's Tower. This means that right now, the attention of the campaign is focused on Xenoblade, however, we are still a campaign for all three games. In fact, we have a campaign event planned for "The Last Story" later this month.
Contact NoA About "The Last Story" Day- On January 27, we currently have a "Contact Nintendo of America" day planned in which we will be mass communicating with Nintendo of America to let them know we are all still interested in The Last Story. January 27 is the one year anniversary of the games' release in Japan. Details of the event planned for that day can be found here: http://on.fb.me/yk3BY6
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Thank You! Thank you all for supporting us as we continue campaigning to get these great games localized. We CAN get The Last Story and Pandora's Tower, but only if we all work together!
The original post made in June is below but the information is outdated and no longer valid. For up-to-date information on this blog, click on the Operation Rainfall logo at the top of this page.
June 28, 2011.
the second campaign in Operation Rainfall is for the Last Story, it is also our first International campaign
the plan is to flood Nintendo of America, Europe, and Australia with Letters and relevant items (such as books, pages from books, covers from books, etc...) between the dates of July 18th and July 20th (that means arrival date, not send date)
can't think of something to write? don't want to use a template? try a postcard
send your letters and relevant items to these addresses:
Reginald Fils-Aime (President and COO)
c/o Nintendo of America
4600 150th AVE NE.
Redmond, WA 98052
Conrad Abbott (President)
c/o Nintendo of Canada
150-2925 Virtual Way
Satoru Shibata (President and director of NoE)
c/o Nintendo of Europe
55-57 High Street
Nintendo of Europe GmbH
Yuji Bando (Managing director of Nintendo of Australia)
c/o Nintendo of Australia
PO BOX 804
Ferntree Gully VIC 3156
here is a template letter:
As a fan of your company and of RPGs, I was extremely excited about the reveal of the Last Story. Being a fan of Mistwalker and Hironobu Sakaguchi, it quickly became one of my most anticipated games for the Wii, and when the gorgeous art and impressive screens and trailers were released I only became more excited for the game. I am deeply concerned that this game has no North American/Australian/European release planned, especially considering the sparse lineup on the wii in the next year. I have been a Loyal fan of this company for over "X" years, and yet there hasn't been a game worth getting on your console for nearly 8 months... and nothing on the horizon to be excited about besides Zelda and Kirby, and yet the Last Story sits completed. Please consider your company's fans, please bring the Last Story to us.
(your name here - signed)
in addition to sending letters for those dates we would also encourage doing the following on those dates
1. e-mail nintendo about the Last Story
2. call them directly at 1-800-633-3236 (NA, other regions coming soon)
if you want something to do before then you can:
1. follow us on twitter @OpRainfall
2. friend us on facebook
3. watch us on Youtube
4. visit our Forums
5. visit our Chat Room
6. sign our petition
7. visit us on the IGN Board system
8. contact us directly by e-mail
9. wishlist on Amazon
10. preorder from VGP (Canada)
11. spread the word, tell friends submit out info to game blogs, anythiogn to spread the word