I can’t begin to tell you how agonizing it’s been waiting for XSEED to announce a release date for The Last Story. Since being confirmed for a North American release earlier this year, the publisher has kept quiet on when the game will actually hit our shelves. Thankfully, we’re a bit more enlightened now.
The magic date is August 14. So in a little more than a month, you can get your hands on the latest from Mistwalker, a studio made up of former Final Fantasy veterans, including Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of the Final Fantasy series.
We already know that the first run of the game will include a softcover art book. However, XSEED also announced that should you pre-order the game at Amazon or GameStop, you’ll also receive a limited soundtrack (pictured above) scored by the masterful Nobuo Uematsu, the composer for almost all the Final Fantasy games.
It would seem that the Wii’s last major game is getting some pretty special treatment. Rightfully so. With a pedigree like that, the game is bound to be big here. I, for one, cannot contain my excitement over the game’s impending release.