Pandora's Tower revealed, and coming soon to Japan

In late January, Nintendo of Japan launched a teaser site for "Pandora's Tower," a (total) mystery Wii game said to be near completion -- no kidding! The site was updated today with a trailer (which has also been released on the Wii's "Everyone's Nintendo Channel" in Japan), revealing a release date of May 26, 2011. See for yourself after the break.

So, what is Pandora's Tower? According to a preview in the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu (via Andriasang), this straightforward-looking if not melodramatic action RPG assigns the young hero, Ende, with the absolutely morbid task of de-fleshing enough beasts to end a curse suffered by the lovely singer Ceres -- who's supposed to be gracing the harvest festival! Ende must butcher these foul creatures (in a colorful cartoon-style suitable for ages 15 and up) throughout a series of twelve towers before the curse consumes Ceres.

Pandora's Tower has been developed by Ganbarion, best known for its pair of Jump Stars DS fighting games in Japan.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.