XSEED Details Game Localisation Costs
Posted by Lee Meyer
Just wait until you see the snack budget!
During the interview it went into detail - sort of - about the various costs that go into localising a title. While they've been slightly editorialised, the breakdown of costs does shed some light on factors that many gamers don't even consider when asking for a title to come to the West.
Here's the "blunt" breakdown, from XSEED's Jessica Chavez:
Licensing a game: $$$
Translation & Editing: $$$ + BLOOD & TEARS
Voice Recording: $$$
Mark Downs: $$$$$
ESRB (US Rating): $$$
PEGI (EU Rating): $$$
UK Rating: $$$
USK (German Rating): $$$
Aus/NZ Rating: $$$
Office Snacks: $
XSEED has always been a great supporter of Nintendo platforms and will be releasing Pandora's Tower in North America at some point this month. The publisher will be hoping it can manage the same level of success as The Last Story, which became its most successful title of all time.
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