During Nintendo of America's Direct presentation today, President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime revealed that Mistwalker's Wii RPG The Last Story will be released in North America after all. XSEED Games will be working with Nintendo to publish Sakaguchi's title later this year. Initially released in Japan in January 2011, The Last Story is only a couple days away from a European launch.
This game marks the first time Hironobu Sakaguchi has taken the helm as the actual director of a game since Final Fantasy V, as he was in a producer role for most titles after that. Joining Sakaguchi is another Final Fantasy vet, Nobuo Uematsu, who composed the game's score. More details about The Last Story's North American release should be coming soon.