This DS Game Walks Along The Avenue, Never Thought It'd Meet A Girl Like You

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Radiant Historia is an upcoming role-playing game for the Nintendo DS. It's developed by cult favourites Atlus. Who, it seems, are big fans of cheesy 80's pop.

New screenshots for the English-language version of the game were released earlier today, and if you think the words in the text bubble up top look familiar, that's because they are.

They're from A Flock Of Seagull's 1982 smash hit "I Ran (So Far Away)". Including them in a fantasy RPG for the DS is nonsensical, cryptic and, yes, funny as hell.

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Just like a good localisation job should be.

[via Tiny Cartridge]

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This sort of translating may bother some purists, but I think said purists are creepy.

Jokes that require their own separate manual full of historical and cultural footnotes are no longer funny. Localize away with your own humor, localizer people! You're my heroes, as long as you do it well.