Pandora's Tower opens its doors April 16

Pandora's Tower opens its doors April 16
The long awaited North American release of Pandora's Tower finally is finally upon us. Publisher XSEED has announced that the Wii RPG will finally launch on April 16 for $40. For those who haven't been keeping track, Pandora's Tower tells the story of a girl cursed to become a monster. The only cure? Munching down pieces of nasty monster flesh. It's a love story.

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XSEED Games Announces Pandora's Tower to Launch April 16

Eagerly Anticipated Wii-Exclusive Action RPG Comes to North America Next Month, Website Now Live

Torrance, Calif., (April 3, 2013) – XSEED Games, an independent-minded publisher, today announced that the hugely anticipated action role-playing title, Pandora's Tower™, will be launching in North America on April 16 at an MSRP of $39.99, exclusively for Wii™. To celebrate, XSEED Games has released an all-new gameplay trailer showing off the many diverse dungeons, action-oriented gameplay and traversal mechanics of Pandora's Tower. Fans can also check out the game's all-new website at:

Developed in Japan by Ganbarion together with Nintendo, Pandora's Tower takes the familiar maiden in distress theme and turns it on its head, asking the protagonist to slay over a dozen giant monsters and collect their flesh in order to lift a curse that has befallen his lover. The game opens in the Kingdom of Elyria, where an unassuming singer named Elena succumbs to a wretched curse during a festival performance. Bearing an arcane mark on her back, she begins a seemingly irreversible transformation into a cursed monster. It comes to pass that only the brave Aeron, a young ex-soldier whose heart has forever been pledged to Elena, can save her.

Through the help of a mysterious merchant named Mavda, Aeron learns that he must descend into The Scar, a massive chasm tied down by twelve chains connected to a floating island in its center, atop which sit thirteen interconnected towers. There, he must use his sword and various other weapons in addition to the sacred Oraclos Chain to battle his way through each tower and extract the flesh of the boss "masters" that dwell within. Only by consuming the flesh of all of the masters can Elena reverse her ongoing transformation. But the clock is ticking! The longer Aeron takes to vanquish each beast, the less human Elena becomes, affecting her character and the game's final outcome in a profound manner.

Pandora's Tower was developed in Japan by Ganbarion in conjunction with Nintendo, exclusively for Wii. The game will be published by XSEED Games in North America and will start shipping to retailers on April 16, 2013 at an MSRP of $39.99. The game is rated T for Teen by the ESRB. For more information please visit

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