After announcing their intent to publish The Last Story, and then staying mum on the actual date of release for months, XSEED Games has finally announced that the game will be released in North America on August 14th. Additionally, all preorders taken through Amazon, Gamestop, and in Canada, EB Games, will come with a copy of the Premium Soundtrack CD that was also included as a preorder bonus in Europe. This is in addition to the art book that was previously announced.
I've gotta hurry up and finish Xenoblade Chronicles. I'm only ninety hours in so far with no end in sight.