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Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions Game Launches for PS4, Switch, PC in 2020

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Game features subtitles in English, Neutral-Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese

Bandai Namco Entertainment America announced on Tuesday it will release the Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions game for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam in the Americas in 2020. The game will also launch in Japan and Europe in 2020. Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming an announcement trailer for the game.

The game's official Twitter account began streaming a video the features Captain Tsubasa manga creator Youichi Takahashi.

The game will be the franchise's first release for consoles in 10 years. The game will feature Japanese audio with subtitles in English, Neutral-Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese. Gameplay modes will include Story Modes, Versus Mode, and Online Versus Mode.

Bandai Namco Entertainment and Shueisha jointly filed a trademark for "Rise of New Champions" on September 2 that was also made public on September 17.

The Captain Tsubasa Zero ~Kimeru! Miracle Shoot~ iOS and Android game launched in Japan in October 2018.

The original soccer manga revolves around 11-year-old Tsubasa Ōzora, a boy who loves soccer and is recognized by his coach Roberto due to his skill of the sport. Tsubasa goes with his coach to Brazil in order to train for the World Cup.

Takahashi's original 37-volume Captain Tsubasa manga ran in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1981 to 1988, and it inspired three television anime series, four anime films, several OVAs, and a stage play. The manga is available in about 20 countries.

Captain Tsubasa: Rising Sun, the newest manga in the franchise, revolves around Tsubasa as he aims to participate in the Olympics as a representative from Japan. Takahashi launched the manga in the magazine in December 2013, and Shueisha shipped the 12th compiled volume in Japan on October 4. The manga will move to a new Grand Jump supplement titled Captain Tsubasa Magazine, which will launch in spring.

Sources: Press release, Bandai Namco Entertainment America's YouTube channelCaptain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions game's Twitter account

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