Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions Story Mode Trailer is Everything I’ve Ever Wanted

Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions Story Mode Trailer is Everything I’ve Ever Wanted

Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions has a story mode that lets you "seize victory with your own two feet" later this year.

As a long-suffering FIFA fan who’s been on the lookout for a fun soccer game to play since November, Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions was a welcome announcement from Bandai Namco earlier this year. The game is based on the very popular anime franchise. It features arcade-style soccer and great anime-like visuals. Plus, the signature moves each character has are just the right kind of bonkers. Today, Bandai Namco revealed some juicy details about the story mode via a brand-new trailer. Give it a look below.

In Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions, you’ll get to create your own player, customizing their look to your heart’s content. Plus, you get to choose which team you’ll play for. There are three teams to choose from. Will you play for Furano FC, Musashi FC, or Toho Academy? Furano is the home team for players like Hikaru Matsuyama and Masanori Kato, while Musashi brings players like Jun Misugi. Toho, meanwhile, features top players like Kojiro Hyuga, Kazuki Sorimachi, and keeper Ken Wakashimazu. Regardless of which team you choose, you’ll need to work hard to get in their starting 11 and take them to the top.

Players can rank up in a variety of skills and will build up their friendship levels with teammates. Doing activities like this gives you access to new special abilities you can equip. These will give you game-changing opportunities on the pitch.

I’ve only watched a few episodes of the anime. So I can’t really tell you how well the team nails the story. That said, I’ve spent way too many hours playing arcade-style soccer games like Sega Soccer Slam and Super Mario Strikers. The trailers the Captain Tsubasa team has put out thus far have me feeling like I’m going to dump an equal amount of time into this one.

Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions launches on Nintendo Switch, PC, and PS4 later this year.