Flesh-Eating Localised RPG Headed To Wii
Nintendo aren't quite done with the Wii yet. Instead, the console is likely to get one last hurrah courtesy of Pandora's Tower: a localised version of a terrifying JRPG based around securing rotten 'master flesh' for your slowly-decaying love interest to devour (and hopefully stop her transforming into a demonic creature). It's a horrific and mature direction for Nintendo to take, and one that could well be a cult sleeper hit here in the West.
Pandora's Tower is set to release in Europe on April 13th, and colour us excited. If a little nauseous.
In Pandora’s Tower you take on the role of Aeron, a soldier, as he battles to save his beloved friend Elena from a mysterious curse that is gradually transforming her into a demonic creature. Only by battling through the towers of a nearby fortress can Aeron save her from her gruesome fate. Using his sword and the magical Oraclos Chain, Aeron must defeat the creatures that lurk there and harvest their meat to feed to Elena. Only by eating all of the “master flesh”, harvested from the largest monsters within each tower, will Elena be fully cured of the curse and free from its monstrous grip.
By returning to Elena to feed her meat from the smaller monsters, you can slow down the transformation - but only temporarily. You will need to carefully judge when it is best to return to her, as not coming back in time could lead to Elena’s permanent transformation into a demonic beast.
Multiple possible endings and a New Game+ mode means that Pandora’s Tower has great replay value and by mastering the unique relationship system you can change Aeron and Elena’s fate. You must not only decide when to return to Elena to stem the tide of her curse, but also what items to give to her. After spending time speaking to her you will become more familiar with her plight and leaving her to continue your quest may become more difficult.
Taking the time to build a bond with Elena could even change the ultimate ending of the story.