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Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions Game Reveals 3rd DLC Characters

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Xiao Junguang, Pepe, Taichi Nakanishi join game this spring

The English Twitter account for Bandai Namco Entertainment's Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions game revealed on Thursday that the game's third set of DLC characters includes midfielder Xiao Junguang, forward Pepe, and goalkeeper Taichi Nakanishi. The characters will arrive this spring.

The first three DLC characters were midfielder Stefan Levin, defender Singprasert Bunnaak, and goalkeeper Ricardo Espadas. The second set of DLC characters included midfielder Shingo Aoi, striker Ryoma Hino, and defender Mark Owairan.

Bandai Namco Entertainment America released the game for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on August 28. The game debuted for the PS4 and Switch in Japan on August 27. The game also launched in Europe and Southeast Asia on August 28.

The game is the franchise's first release for consoles in 10 years. The game features Japanese audio with subtitles in English, Neutral-Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese. Gameplay modes 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 four television anime series, four anime films, several OVAs, and a stage play. The manga is available in about 20 countries, and received a complete bilingual release in English and Japanese digitally last year.

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. The manga moved to a new Grand Jump spinoff magazine titled Captain Tsubasa Magazine, which launched in April 2020.

Source: Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions game's Twitter account and website

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