It's been a whirlwind nine months, and with two out of three campaign games announced for release in America, many people have wondered what Operation Rainfall has accomplished, and if there will be future relevancy for a campaign like this.
First off, the staff of Operation Rainfall make no claims to be the absolute, direct reason why Nintendo of America chose to release Xenoblade Chronicles and The Last Story in America. However, if we accomplished anything, it was that we spent nine months promoting sales of games that would be readily available in Europe. If Nintendo was watching sales numbers alone, at least we can claim to have informed several Europeans about the games. If nothing else, even sales in Japan for the titles saw a resurgence upon this hyped-up group of fans in America.
Now, you are probably wondering what we plan to do next. Rest assured, we have every intention to make sure Xenoblade Chronicles and The Last Story see sales numbers deserving of their pedigree. As for Pandora's Tower, we will be celebrating an entire month dedicated to the game beginning on April 13th.
Our new website is located at both http://operationrainfall.com and http://oprainfall.com - Have a look around, hm? Feel free to browse, but try not to carouse! Ho ho!
To ease any fears, the campaign is still in the same capable hands that have been running things from the beginning. A few staff member have come and have been replaced by new dedicated individuals, but the leadership remains the same. We will continue to provide coverage of the campaign games exclusively on our Facebook page and social media sites, with any news and articles about non-campaign games being kept strictly on the website for the time being.
And, in case you are wondering, yes, we will be covering other games on the website. We will even be providing coverage for niche games on non-Nintendo platforms. We expect this to be minimal at first, because we will still have a heavy focus on the campaign, but we want to make sure other niche games get sufficient hype in advance of their release in Japan. Prevention is the best medicine, as they say.
We hope you enjoy the look and layout of the new website, and if you have any questions or concerns, please use the "Contact" page on the new site. We will be giving putting this old blog to rest in the next few weeks and having it auto-redirect to the new page. All posts and comments here have been archived and moved to the new site and can be found here: http://operationrainfall.com/blog-archive/.
The past nine months have seen their fair share of ups and downs, and for everyone who has been with us this far, thanks. For anyone newly joining us, welcome! This thriving community of niche game fans has worked hard to provide coverage for deserving games, and we plan to keep doing so for a long time to come.
We want to personally thank you for reading this and being a valuable part of our community, and we hope you'll stay with us for the ride.
Steven Boaz (aka Marko Mac) and the rest of the Operation Rainfall staff.