Captain Tsubasa: Rise of the New Champions cover

Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions Coming to PC and Consoles in 2020

January 22, 2020

By: Robert N. Adams

 
 

Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced that Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions will be making its way to PC, PS4, and Nintendo Switch in 2020.

If you're unfamiliar with the game, it's basically like if soccer was portrayed by an anime artist who drank approximately eight hundred cups of coffee. Take a look at the game's announcement trailer to see what I'm talking about.

 

The game is based on the Captain Tsubasa manga series which was originally published from 1981–1988 and followed by Captain Tsubasa: World Youth from 1994–1997. It was later followed by several anime series, the newest of which ended on April 1, 2019.

Tsubasa Oozora begins his journey as a young kid in love with soccer, dreaming of the ability to win the FIFA World Cup for his home country of Japan. While the series focuses on his interpersonal relationships to a degree, it's by and large focused on the game and represents the rare moments of intense action with colorful animation as seen above.

 
 

There have been nearly 20 Captain Tsubasa games over the years, although most of them were never really released in the West. Now, another one is about to join the ranks with the upcoming launch of Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions. This new game will feature Story Mode, Versus Mode, and Online Versus Mode.

Captain Tsubasa: Rise of the New Champions slice
When Can You Get Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions?

This new Captain Tsubasa game looks pretty dope, but when will you be able to get it?

 
 

Unfortunately, we don't know too much about that right now. According to the press release from Bandai Namco Entertainment, it's slated to be released sometime in 2020; they don't get more specific than that. Whenever it does come out, you'll be able to play it on the Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, and PlayStation 4.

What do you think of this new Captain Tsubasa game? What's your favorite sports anime in recent memory? Let us know in the comments below!