Although Operation Rainfall switched gears in its campaign to bring ‘Pandora’s Tower’ to North America, results for its new approach still remain to be seen.
Whereas petitions and timed bursts of messages sent to Nintendo were the methods to Operation Rainfall’s madness when it came to convincing Nintendo to publish ‘Xenoblade’ and ‘The Last Story’ in North America, they have since announced that they are going to send information kits to publishers that have a reputation for publishing Japanese games in North America: Aksys Games, Atlus, NIS America, Rising Star, UTV Ignition and XSeed.
To fund their plan to contact these publishers, Operation Rainfall started accepting donations to help fund this plan around 18 April, and by around 25 April their goal of 600 USD was met.
Along with being a part of the fan movement, Operation Rainfall included two tiers of prizes for donations – a digital download of an Operation Rainfall wallpaper pack for 5 USD and an Operation Rainfall-designed three-game case for donations of 10 USD or more. Clearly these were incentive enough.
However, Operation Rainfall is still accepting donations here, and is still offering at least the collectors’ cases for donations of 10 USD or more. The extra funds that are raised will be going towards the costs of continuing to run their campaign.
As of this writing, the development kits that Operation Rainfall plans to send are awaiting delivery to their publishers, but to keep up-to-date on this, and everything Operation Rainfall-related, check out their official website.