Operation Rainfall

Operation Rainfall (shortened as oprainfall) was originally a fan campaign initially formed to persuade Nintendo of America (NOA) to localize three role-playing video games for the Wii console: Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story, and Pandora's Tower. The campaign launched on June 23, 2011; and in January 2013, Xseed Games announced Pandora's Tower, the final game released in North America on April 16, 2013.As the campaign evolved over time, Operation Rainfall transformed into a community and the name of a video game news blog specialized in Japanese video games that are rendered niche in the Western market, as well as a hub for localization campaigns for other Japanese games.
Posts about Operation Rainfall
  • Why I Love Xenoblade Chronicles

    … to bring Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story, and Pandora’s Tower stateside. Despite not knowing anything about the games or even caring about them, I became lightly involved in the movement, attempting to spread awareness and declaring that everyone should buy the games if they were brought over. Then, April 1st, 2012, the first of the titles…

    Jonathan Harrington/ Nintendo Enthusiast- 2 readers -

  • I Don’t Mind Droughts So Much These Days

    … for about a week before taking it out of my Wii U, never to be played again? Clearly there is something that games like Xenoblade and Monster Hunter can do for me, that even the most creative and surprising games can not. If I have to make a wacky analogy, let it be this one: the gaming industry is like a huge ice cream machine. Here’s the best…

    Nintendo Enthusiast- 2 readers -