Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions is an anime soccer game coming to PC, PS4 and Switch, and anime soccer rules

Coming in ‘2020’

Sports anime is one of my favorite subgenres: Princess Nine, Hajime no Ippo, you name it, I’ve probably watched it. That’s why I’m excited for the localization of another upcoming Captain Tsubasa game, which is based on the nearly 40-year old manga.

Handled by Bandai Namco it’ll feature “story, versus and online versus modes” (all you need!) and will get a full localization for the west. Note that there is no English dub: it’s Japanese voiceovers with subtitles only (all good!). If you couldn’t tell based on the image above, this one is very flashy and not at all like your traditional FIFA entry.

Even if you’re not into sports games this one might entice you, as the trailer is action-packed with Capcom Versus Fighter-like supers, plenty of combat clashing and regular old anime intensity. It high key rules and I can’t wait to try it out later this year.

It’ll launch on PC, PS4 and Switch “in 2020.”

Chris Carter
Reviews Director, Co-EIC - Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff!