This is an extended text based on my tweet and GoNintendo comment.
Nintendo of America on Twitter at 2011-06-30 - 02:33 AM (+2):
"@OpRainfall Thanks for being such incredible fans! Unfortunately, there continues to be no plans for NOA to release these 3 games right now."
My thoughts on this:
This is stupid. There was no fucking reason to tease us with an upcoming announcement if they were going to stick with the exact same words they said earlier, hell, even less now since they've confirmed Monado is not coming out.
Now what really pisses me off is that Nintendo of Europe has yet to acknowledge anything about Pandora's Tower. We're getting the other two, so we're in a better seat than US, but still, no mention from then what-so-ever, and Operation Rainfall was for that cause as well.
I'm not going to boycott Nintendo like some here, I respect their decision and I'm sure there are good valid and analysed reasons for the choice, I will however NOT respect the way they handled it.
However, with Xenoblade/Monado, Pandoras Tower, The Last Story, Mother 3, Fatal Frame 4 and several other games over these last 5 years being ignored despite a huge following that would still probably only be a small percentage of the actual purchased, I'm not surprised.
But damn it Nintendo, you just had to lead us on now didn't you? Let me guess, Europe is not getting Fortune Street or something? Because as of now, we only have US confirmation.
To Nintendo fans who are upset:
Don't give up, keep up the fight. Do not let this go to waste, we don't want another Mother 3 on our hands. The GBA deserved that game for its last year, and the Wii deserves these games for its last year.
Oh, and you people should stop hating on Mystery Case Files, it's not that developing teams fault that you're not getting the other games. Seriously, thought you guys were better than that.
Also, Reggie is only a small part of the decision making progress for localization even as a CEO, don't hate on one person, hate on the whole company if you feel like hating.