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New on our Facebook page is the "Xenoblade Daily Tidbits" where everyday you can learn something new about Xenoblade Chronicles, counting down until the game's release on April 2nd, 2012! http://www.facebook.com/OperationRainfall
"What a buncha
jokahs!" Photoshop Contest- Begins Now!- UPDATED 12/27
One of the most
popular lines of dialogue in Xenoblade Chronicles is Reyn's "what a bunch
of jokahs" line delivered after battle when the party easily eliminates a
We want to increase
awareness for Xenoblade chronicles and we figured the best way to do that would
be to have a contest with the prize being a copy of Xenoblade.
What we want from those who wish to participate are
fun ways you can use battle quotes that are used in Xenoblade such as the popular line from Reyn, "what a buncha
jokahs", in an image. Images submitted must contain a character from Xenoblade Chronicles, and the battle quote such as "What a buncha Jokahs!" You can take this anywhere you
want as long as the images are not offensive but please read the contest rules
Entries are to be submitted on our Facebook page,
just create a new post for everybody to see.You can also email your entry to
OperationRainfall@hotmail.com.The staff will pick the top 10 best entries, and then
there will be a poll on our Facebook page for everybody to vote on their
favorite. The entry with the most votes wins a copy of Xenoblade Chronicles.
Contest Schedule Submissions---------------Monday Dec 26- Friday Jan 13 Staff Picks Top 10--------Saturday Jan 14- Sunday
Jan 15 Poll Voting-----------------Monday Jan 16- Thursday
Jan 19 Winner Announced-------Friday Jan 20 Prizes
Prizes First Place-----------------NTSC copy of Xenoblade Second Place------------- Choice of White
OpRainfall Characters T-Shirt (No Ringer) OR Oprainfall Poster OR OpRainfall
Coffee Mug Third Place---------------- Choice of OpRainfall
Bumper Sticker OR OpRainfall Keychain OR Oprainfall Shotglass http://www.cafepress.com/oprainfall
it? REYNfall! Operation Reynfall is now in effect. We told Nintendo we
wanted Xenoblade Chonicles and if they released it we would buy it. Well
time to pay up. Xenoblade Chronicles will be released on 04/02/2012. It
may seem like a long ways away, but it will be here before you know it.
Our number one priority at Operation Rainfall right now is
going to be promoting Xenoblade Chronicles and here is why. Not only is
it the right thing to do since we all said we would buy the game if it
came here, but also because we fully believe that getting The Last Story
as well as Pandora's Tower will be dependent on Xenoblade Chonicle
sales here in the Americas.
So what can you do to help?
Pre-order the Game! Well
most importantly, pre-order the game! You can pre-order the game right
now on GameStop retail stores and on their website as well as from
ShopNintendo on December 19. GameStop- http://bit.ly/rxdQCq ShopNintendo- http://bit.ly/s0y58g
Gift Xenoblade Chronicles Here's
an idea. Christmas is right around the corner. Why not pay for the game
in full and gift it as a Christmas present to that special gamer in
your life or to a fellow gamer friend? You can pay the game in full from
retail Gamestop locations.
Spread the Word about Xenoblade Chronicles Tell people about Xenoblade Chronicles Tell
people about how awesome the game is. There is plenty of information
about Xenoblade out there and it really is an incredible game. Share the
information with people you know; steer them in the right direction.
Let's Get Xenoblade Chronicles up to the Number 5 Spot on Gamestop! Right
now Xenoblade Chronicles sits pretty nicely at the #9 spot for the
whole online website, but we would like to see it hit the top 3. We can
do this if we work together.
This mission is in effect immediately and is ongoing.
Due to the recent and surprising announcement of the release of Xenoblade Chronicles in the NoA region, Mission 1 of Phase IV begins immediately. Details for the rest of phase IV will be released at a later time.
This Mission is self-explanatory. Tell Nintendo thank you and show them that they made the right decision in bringing Xenoblade Chronicles to the NoA region! We asked for it, and we got it; the least we can do is say thank you. We also need to show support for Xenoblade. The more attention we give to Xenoblade related content, the more interest we are going to generate. Xenoblade sales could ultimately determine if The Last Story and Pandora's Tower are released here.
First off, an apology: We were having issues with our blog on the biggest day of our campaign and were unable to make this important update. But I'm sure you've read the news... which leads me to the main post...
Nintendo of America has officially announced Xenoblade Chronicles for NTSC-U regions. The title is scheduled to be released April 2, 2012 and is available exclusively through U.S. GameStop retail locations, http://gamestop.com, and http://store.nintendo.com.
Xenoblade Chronicles will retail for a MSRP of $49.99 (US) and Nintendo of America has currently not announced any plans for Special Editions or Bundles. The PAL version of the game was offered in a Special Edition bundle that included a red Classic Controller Pro and two posters digitally signed by Tetsuya Takahashi, the creator of Xenoblade Chronicles.
Nintendo of America has confirmed that the NTSC-U version of the game will be based on the PAL localization, but we are still unsure whether there will be any changes made to the games text, dialogue, or graphical assets.
We should also clarify that Operation Rainfall will continue to campaign for the release of The Last Story and Pandora's Tower while putting a heavy focus on ensuring that Xenoblade Chronicles exceeds sales expectations.
We would like to thank Takahashi-san and Monolith Soft for creating this beautiful adventure, and all the support from our fans and followers for sticking by our crazy campaign ideas to reach out to Nintendo.
We also want to give a very special thanks to Nintendo for not only acknowledging the fans, but listening and bringing this amazing title to the American region.
One down, two to go! Have a great weekend everybody!