Operation Moonfall Phase 2 Needs Help, Spreading to the Japanese Market – Phase 3 to Launch Septembe
Posted on August 16 2011 by Nathanial Rumphol-Janc
Operation Moonfall has been a pretty big success so far in terms of gathering a rather large amount of fans, but what has been happening so far is really only just the beginning. At the time of this post the petition has gathered over 22,000 signatures, 11,500+ fans on facebook, and over 1,000 follwers on twitter. Still, this isn’t enough to move on with what was originally Phase 2, and now will become Phase 3.
So, we are now at the stage of wanting to spread Operation Moonfall to an untapped market. We’re talking, of course, about the Japanese market, which is essentially not even aware that Operation Moonfall exists. Consider this Phase 2, where we look to spread our cause further into the heart of the fan base. In order to do this, however, we need some help. Specifically, we need people who are fluent in Japanese, can translate our material for Operation Moonfall into Japanese text, and are then able to spread the word into already existing topics on Majora’s Mask 3D at popular Japanese sites such as 2ch. In essence, we need the help of a handful of people to cross the language barrier in Japan.
Once we have achieved this, the goal is then to begin Phase 3 around mid September. You see, we’ve already gotten a a bit of recognition from Nintendo’s PR response that is more positive than expected, but we are seeking to truly get Nintendo’s attention by going even further into their company. We are going to draft a nicely written letter that presents the data so far (hopefully over 40,000 signatures, 20,000 facebook fans, and 10k on twitter) in hopes of garnering a more direct response. With people in Japan, Europe, Australia, and America all hitting their local Nintendo affiliates with the email, it should really garner at least some recognition for what were trying to accomplish.
That, and we’ll naturally ship this letter to Reggie directly in America, as well as through our own private PR contacts that do things for us such as correlate our E3 invitations, and get us press copies of games. We want to get the letters the furthest into Nintendo that we can. Hopefully, we’ll have correspondents around the world that can do the same.
Equally, once this letter is drafted we hope other major media sites start to really pick up coverage in support of it. We;re talking about Destructoid, IGN, Gamespot, 1up, Kotaku, and everyone else. This is when we make our truly big push to get Operation Moonfall recognized. After all this, we likely will have a Phase 4 around the release time of Skyward Sword, but for now those details are still under discussion.
If you would like to help out with our Phase 2 plan of getting Japan involved, ship an email to email@example.com