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Japanese FIFA party: Kicking is the link! Oh, wait...

OK. FIFA World Cup 2010 South Africa is a football game. You know, soccer, with a ball, a pitch, some goals, 22 men and some corner flags. How would you launch that game if you were the PR guy/gal responsible for it?

Maybe try to get Wayne Rooney or Cristiano Ronaldo to show up? Becks isn't going to the World Cup, but he'd still be a massive coup if you could persuade him to come along in exchange for a few readies.

Nah, Japan doesn't care for all that malarkey. Instead, they went for teen J-pop sensation Beckii Cruel from the Isle of Wight, cross-dressing kick-boxer Yuichiro "Jienotsu" Nagashima and former Sumo Wrestler turned failed kick-boxer, Akebono.

Two of them danced.

Now, we've been thinking about this long and hard and, for one fleeting moment, reckoned we had cracked it. The elusive link between them all? Kicking! The two gentlemen are/were kick boxers. This is a video game about kicking a ball. See? Kicking? Ball? But then we looked at Beckii's discography and found no mention of kicking.

So do tell - if you can find any logical explanation for any of the above. We're all out.

16 Apr, 2010

Justin worked on the GamesRadar+ staff for 10 whole years. Imagine that. Now he is a contributor, specialising in racing games, retro, and Sanic.