Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe has announced its new arcade football game based on Captain Tsubasa franchise – Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions. The game will launch later in 2020 for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC.

Western fans will finally be able to get their hands on a Captain Tsubasa video game for the first time ever and in my opinion, it brings a refreshing look to the football genre with the exhilarating action and over the top shots that made Captain Tsubasa famous. Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions features anime-like graphics and accessible gameplay while offering multiple game modes to keep the football fan on the pitch and off the bench!

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Watching the trailer I’m reminded of Shaolin Soccer a film I highly recommend to fans of football, comedy, and martial arts 🙂

“Securing the Captain Tsubasa license to bring a football game to the western market is a dream come true.” says Hervé Hoerdt, Senior VP Marketing, Digital & Content at Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe. “Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions isn’t created just for the fans of the manga, but will be enjoyed by football fans all over the world!”

I’ve never heard of Captain Tsubasa before but I have to say watching this trailer I was definitely intrigued by the concept. I think this could definitely be a game that could bring some of the players of FIFA and PES over to the manga way.

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