We’ve been absolutely blown away by the support you have all shown us so far – your love for SENRAN KAGURA is astounding and we couldn’t be doing this without your support. Maybe you’ve pre-ordered already, or maybe you’re holding off, either way, this update is for you.
Today we are going to be updating you guys on the manufacturing process, and how we are ensuring that our LE’s meet your expectations. We are currently sourcing all of the different components from a variety of different manufacturers so that we can check on the quality. We care about these editions very much, so we want to make sure we have the best.
Checking so many different suppliers means one thing – plenty of prototypes! The local delivery drivers have stopped by our office so many times in the past couple of weeks, they must be sick of seeing our faces by now.
The first thing to talk about are the Oppai Mouse Pads. You should see how many samples we have stacked in our office – it’s getting slightly ridiculous!
Obviously the samples aren’t made with our specific artwork, as the manufacturing companies tend to use their own stock art for these. As you can see from the picture though, they all vary in both quality and bustility (this is a new word, it is now official). We are taking all the appropriate steps to ensure that they are comfortable, durable, and don’t have any imperfections. We might need to use these for a good while longer to know for sure…. for research purposes of course! We’ll also mention that the mouse pad is receiving some extra special attention… please look forward to hearing more about this in a future update.
We also need to make sure that everything is weighed accurately so we don’t exceed our shipping estimations. There are weight thresholds for global shipping, and if we go over it can get pretty expensive pretty fast! As we don’t have the official SENRAN KAGURA 2: Deep Crimson case manufactured yet we are having to improvise with another case, which just happens to be lying around the office….
We’ve also received some samples for the wall scrolls, and as you can see the manufacturers were kind enough to use some of the sample artwork we provided them with. We are extremely happy with them and we think you guys will be too!
We’ve also learned from this process that paper thickness has its own separate measurement, and this is actually pretty important! The ‘gsm’ signifies quality but you need it to be fit for purpose. We decided to get a whole range of different paper so we could decide for ourselves the optimal type of paper for the gorgeous A2 poster included with your Limited Editions.
That about wraps it up for our first update on the on-going SENRAN KAGURA 2 pre-order campaign. We once again want to thank all of you for your support in making this a reality. We plan to update this page whenever we have something new to show you, so make sure you keep checking back here and also follow us on Twitter @marvelousgames so you never miss out on any information!
The awesome guys over at XSEED are also running a localization blog on their Tumblr. You should take a look at this if you’re specifically interested in the localization process and how it all goes down.