As promised, I followed up with the local GameStop manager regarding the release of Pandora's Tower in the North American territory.
The short version is that GameStop is scheduled to being taking pre-orders for Pandora's Tower around June 20th - when The Last Story goes on sale. To hear the whole exchange, check out the latest covert audio recording provided below. Note: As luck would have it, I caught the manager right as he was heading to the bank on his break. Did fate do us a solid? Perhaps...
@GameDadGrant Zangeki no Reginleiv is the final name. I was very disappointed that Operation Rainfall didn't include that game. It seems like the exact kind of game the Wii needs more of; it has 4 player online co-op, (optional) Wii Motion+ support, and has lots of awesome-looking action I still haven't imported it yet, but I will do so eventually.
Oh, that's the final name? Hm, I guess it's not getting localized no matter what. Too bad - the game sounds pretty sweet. The online co-op alone is worth noting, especially.
How many other online co-op games are there on Wii? Monster Hunter Tri, and... is Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - Echoes of Time online for Wii? I know it is for DS, so I'd assume the same would be true for the Wii version.
@GameDadGrant I'm pretty sure Echoes of Time does support online on Wii, but you can't chat with other people, unlike the DS version. I wonder if Conduit 2 has online co-op? I know it has a lot of online features, but I wonder if they only apply to competitive multiplayer or not.
Conduit 2 did have online co-op...... so to speak.
It was just some lousy maps designed specifically for this mode. Meaning, not much effort at all was put in to them. They are like a fraction of a normal stage's size. Very disappointing to a co-op fiend like myself.