Bandai Namco released a new trailer for the upcoming Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions. The trailer covers the game’s choice-driven story mode and the customization aspects that are present therein.
The trailer is just under two minutes, and it follows a player-created character who joins Tsubasa Ozora’s team. The story mode centers around your relationship with the captain and your fellow teammates as you attempt to help the team beat their school rivals and win championships.
The character customization allows you to modify the character’s face, hairstyle, eyes, eyebrows, nose, cleats, voice and glasses. You can check out the trailer below.
As you train you’re able to upgrade your shots, dribbles, passes, blocks, tackles, and intercepts. Specific training can help you grow into a specific kind of player, ranging from a defensive player, a speedy player, a power-shooter, a technical mid-fielder, or an offensive forward.
The trailer doesn’t really let us see what the actual gameplay is like, but thankfully YouTuber CGInferno uploaded a 15 minute video featuring an entire match, which you can check out below.
One of the things that really shocks me about the game is that the developers are using the CryEngine for Captain Tsubasa: Rise Of New Champions.
The enthusiasm from the commentator is a unique shift from the typical droll commentary we get from most other soccer games.
Much like the anime, you can expect to see dynamic passes, cinematic shots toward the goal, and over-the-top blocks from the goalie.
If you enjoyed films like Shaolin Soccer then you’ll probably enjoy Captain Tsubasa.
The gameplay is entirely arcade-oriented. So if you’re expecting the same kind of physics-based ball control or animations from the FIFA series, you won’t find it here. But even still, it looks like a nice throwback to those action-sports titles that used to be rather prevalent during past generations, especially between the 16-bit and sixth-gen eras.