Now with better voiceovers, hopefully

Natsume announced Rune Factory 3 a few months back, with the promise of new features including a multiplayer mode, and Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals is set to arrive from Natsume before 2010 is history. Both games will arrive with a sparkling audio overhaul, courtesy of a new voiceover company bringing the scripts to life.

Natsume's Vice President of Operations, Graham Markay, spoke to Siliconera about the desire to bring gamers a quality translation after some less-than favourable comments about the voiceover work in previous titles.

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.

Markay also spoke about the possibility of offering a pre-order incentive plush toy along the lines of Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar's plush horse. The current frontrunner is a Golden Woolie, with Markay taking note of online discussion, so speak now if you want a collectable golden sheep or forever hold your peace.