A tale of unfortunate circumstances, Pandora's Tower from XSEED Games for the Nintendo Wii opens in the Kingdom of Elyria, where an unassuming singer named Elena succumbs to a wretched curse during a festival performance.
Bearing an arcane mark on her back, she starts transforming into a savage monster, causing the town guards to attempt to kill her in order to prevent it.
A young ex-mercenary named Aeron, whose heart has forever been pledged to Elena, whisks her away in the nick of time - and with the help of a mysterious witch named Mavda, he learns what must be done to avert her wretched fate.
He must descend into The Scar, a massive chasm tied down by twelve chains connected to a floating island in its center, atop which sit thirteen interconnected towers. There, he must use his sword and a sacred chain to battle his way through each tower and extract the flesh of the boss "masters" that dwell within, which Elena must consume in order to reverse her ongoing transformation. But the clock is ticking!
The longer Aeron takes to vanquish each beast, the less human Elena becomes, affecting her character and the game's final outcome in a profound manner. Time is of the essence...
- Gorgeous visuals and full voice-overs bring to life the somber story of a cursed maiden in a mythical land and a former soldier's desperate attempt to save her.
- The Magical Oraclos Chain is the main weapon that is also used to trigger devices to solve puzzles; bladed weapons are also critical during the fast and furious real-time battles across the Thirteen Towers.
- Elena's physical appearance becomes more grotesque the longer it takes to overcome each tower, and Aeron's interactions with her determine the strength of their overall relationship, affecting which of the multiple endings is earned.
- Materials obtained within the Thirteen Towers can be used to enhance weapons or fused together to create new items, which can be given to Elena as gifts to increase your affinity or be used by Aeron himself to assist him on his continuing quest.