Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions Game's Trailer Previews Multiplayer Modes
posted on by Adriana Hazra
Bandai Namco Entertainment Southeast Asia began streaming a trailer for the upcoming Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions game on Thursday. The video highlights the game's multiplayer modes and characters from the various global soccer teams.
Bandai Namco Entertainment America will release the game for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on August 28. The game will debut for the PS4 and Switch in Japan on August 27. It will also launch in Europe and Southeast Asia on August 28.
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.
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 13th compiled volume in Japan on April 3. The manga will move to a new Grand Jump spinoff titled Captain Tsubasa Magazine, which will launch on April 2.
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