The Last Story is a RPG developed by Mistwalker and AQ Interactive, published for the Wii in 2011 (Japan) and 2012 (Europe / America. During the development the game had a different storyline and it was known as “Last World“, with a more futuristic theme, settings and weapons. As we can see in the concept arts below, the combat system was also much different, while in the 2 beta screenshots we can notice a missing wooden door and an early version of the castle courtyard.
Hironobu Sakaguchi talked about this beta version in an interview published in a French magazine. Here’s a translation thanks to Youloute:
I would much rather have used my original script, which in my opinion was much better. For example, at the beginning of the game, the heroin was blind and had tears of blood streaming down his face … Nintendo doesn’t want it. That said, I am grateful for the financial support they provided (laughs).
Thanks to KEK8 for the contribution!
How cool! Wish they’d release the story that the original game was going to follow – it’s amazing how much a game can change during its development.
Wow. I’ve been following this game pretty closely but never heard of the beta title or seen these concept pieces. I’m impressed!