XSEED has kicked off a new blog for STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town that focuses on the localization process. As you might imagine, localization for a game like STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town can be quite challenging. That said, it can provide some fun opportunities as well. Case in point, the process of coming up with Daisukii's localized name.
Lovett’s Japanese name is ダイスキー (Daisukii), a play on words meaning “I love (it).” I had an amazingly timed localization epiphany when we were deciding on character names and was like “Let’s call him Lovett! IT’S PERFECT!” Thanks to that, we were able to keep all the wordplay he uses with his name and catchphrase 100% intact for the English localization. I LOVETT when things work out like that!