The most popular football legend is back in this new console game!

Enjoy a convergence of the worlds of real-life football and anime in the newest console game from Bandai Namco! Witness the athletic exploits of the famous Tsubasa Ozora in Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions, the latest game which will be released on August 28th, 2020 for Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4 and PC.

From breathtaking saves to gravity-defying kicks and passes, we will be able to experience the different signature moves of each of the characters aside from Tsubasa, like Kojiro Hyuga, Masao Tochibana, Sanae Nakazawa and more.

The upcoming game features different modes that we can choose from: Story Mode, Versus and Online Versus.

The Story mode shows a variety of super moves that are in the nature of those from the anime series. When I watched the trailer which focused on this game mode, I enjoyed a few minutes of different cut scenes that are reminiscent of the anime storyline. These scenes give a more emphasized overview of each character’s thoughts and points of view, and it made me feel as though I was watching the series again.

The Online Versus is an interesting mode as this features international matches. Players can select different characters for their team. It can also be played 1 vs 1 or 2 vs 2 and there exist some division leagues where players can climb rankings. 

We can use existing players from the game as well as being able to edit others. Once a team has been put together, we can now go online into the Divisions and play against other players to climb the ranks and be declared world champions. As we gather points, we will be able to get packs using the points which will then unlock new characters and other items.

Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions is truly a different take on football from the likes of FIFA and PES. This game lets us tap into the power of anime while simultaneously allowing us to have a good old gaming experience. Fans of the anime series will definitely have the time of their lives playing this game, just as I know I would. This is also perfect for those who are fans of football games — real life or console. Who knows, maybe it will make them fall in love with the entire series too.

The journey of a thousand goals kicks off now!

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