Natsume On Rune Factory 3’s Localization And Pre-Order Bonus

By Spencer . August 23, 2010 . 7:02pm Can you tell us a little more about Rune Factory 3 and how you guys are localizing, because those games are always a huge amount of text, and you bring them over relatively quickly.


Natsume VP of Operations, Graham Markay: We’ve been working on it for a little bit. We’ve been putting a lot of work into the script. We see people sometimes say that maybe the VO in Lufia 2 wasn’t to satisfaction. So we went out and hired a new company, and this company does a lot of anime dubbing and things of that nature. So we have some new actors…


For Lufia?


For Rune Factory. And for Lufia. Actually, it’s the same company that did the VO for Lufia as well.


It is a lot to digest. It’s a huge script. Lots of little text here and there. We know fans want it as soon as possible, and we want to get it to them as soon as possible. We want to put out the best possible product that we can.


Are you going to have a plushie for Rune?


You know, I’ve seen the message boards, and people definitely want it. You have the Golden Woolie leading the wave. Is it possible? I’ll have to look into it. We’ve done a lot of these plushies. We have that horse plushie coming out for Harvest Moon [Grand Bazaar].


People do like it. I think if a Golden Woolie is done right, it could look pretty cute. I always want to make sure whatever character we’re doing looks cute or has some sort of value to the consumer. It’s something we’re looking into.


Something else is that it helps lock in fans to buy it at launch at full price.


Yeah, it’s nice. Also, going back to the thing Hiro says about making everyone happy…we like to make the retailer happy, too. So, whatever we can do to help the retailer…offer a pre-sale bonus. It makes them feel better about whatever particular order they’re going to do for the game.

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  • andref

    All i need to know is when i can get my hands on the english version, its quite hard to play in japanese when you can’t always tell what season the crops are planted in

  • I’m buying the game regardless of a pre-order bonus, but it’d certainly be nice.

  • Jaxx-Leviathan

    I think I’d be a tiny bit embarresed to have another plushie showing in my flat, my one and only is a light-blue Yoshi and that is enough for me. I still kinda want a Golden Woolie though… no, just the game, yes.

  • I WILL buy it, i WILL bring it to my country even if is expensive!! YEAHH, i have in my room RF 1 and 2, in their pretty cases, and i wont break the family, and they have to be with big papa (rune factory frontier). Besides, if there is a plushie then is better, the squirrel RF2 had wont be lonely anymore lol

  • Joanna

    Missed the Grand Bazaar pre-order bonus. And I like horses. :(

  • Volcynika

    I think this is the only thing I’ve seen about Lufia since the localization announcement.

  • *drools*

    Argh! I’ve missed out on so many HM plushies already…

    *grabbie hands*

    Me wants.

  • when will it be out in the u.s.a i really want to get the game

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