Bad video game translations make for a good book

From the classics to the deep cuts

The next book from the Legends of Localization team is called This be book bad translation, video games! and I’m all about that. You know what you’re getting into straight away.

This is a 64-pager from Clyde Mandelin and Tony Kuchar that pinpoints amusing moments in video game translation history from the ’70s to the modern era. Compared to Clyde’s EarthBound tome, this should be a brisk, chuckle-filled read. It’s $15 and available now on Fangamer, if you’re so inclined.

The listing’s gallery shots sure cracked me up. “You are a sucking baby.” Come again?

This be book bad translation, video games! [Fangamer]

Jordan Devore
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