XSEED picks up Fragile for stateside release

XSEED Games today announced plans to bring the Japanese Wii game Fragile to North America.

Subtitled Farewell Ruins of the Moon, the acclaimed role-playing game released in Japan earlier this year and was widely praised as one of the most beautiful Wii games to date.

Although no specific release date has been set, XSEED is aiming for a winter 2009 release.

Fragile was published in Japan by Namco Bandai. Despite the pleading of fans in North America, the company had no plans to bring the title stateside.

That’s where XSEED comes in.

“We’re ecstatic to be able to finally confirm Fragile for gamers in North America,” says XSEED president Jun Iwasaki. “We have received countless requests from eager gamers pleading with us to publish this title, and it gives us great joy to be able to give the public what they want while being able to work on such a great game.”

Fragile has been widely praised as one of the most beautiful games on Wii

Fragile features an emotionally engaging story with high-quality Japanese voice work, so according to XSEED localization manager Kenji Hosoi, the company is approaching the localization process “with extreme care.”