With the current situation affecting practically everyone on the planet, it’s fair to say that most sports have either been postponed or even cancelled. Euro 2020 will now be scheduled for 2021, and league games are also in limbo – nobody is certain when they will commence again. Well, one football game is still in play: Captain Tsubasa Rise of New Champions.
Captain Tsubasa Rise of New Champions, from Bandai Namco is based on a popular manga series created in the early 80s and follows in the steps of popular series such as Slam Dunk, Prince of Tennis and Haikyu! however, the focus here is on football – not covered so well since The Hurricanes cartoon. How’s that for nostalgia?
In the series, Captain Tsubasa (first name) often pulled off some over-the-top moves and action in true manga style. How this will translate on the current generation consoles remains to be seen, but considering Super Mario Strikers was pretty far fetched, it was still playable and enjoyable at that. No doubt it will be a bigger production than Super Arcade Soccer.
This isn’t the first time Captain Tsubasa has made an appearance in the world of gaming as he first showed up on the NES back in 1988, and more recently(!) on the DS in Captain Tsubasa: Gekito no Kiseki. His first outing was an RPG style game, a bit like Ganbare! Super Strikers perhaps, but Captain Tsubasa Rise of New Champions is touted as an arcade game, so let’s not hope that it’s too over-the-top. Possibly an understatement.
There was a new trailer to share but has since been removed so instead, I leave you with the current announcement trailer, which surely is enough for you to keep your eyes peeled for future news.
Captain Tsubasa Rise of New Champions is due out later this year on PS4, Nintendo Switch and Steam.