A new trailer has been released for Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions that focuses on the story mode of the anime-styled football game. The trailer itself is full of very over the top shots taken on the goal which would be questionable in real football, but at least there’s no VAR present I guess. The footage does a bit of a roster call for the different players in the game and the powers they have that can be utilised on the pitch.
Stefan played some Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions for a preview and wrote:
Though we played a few matches, pitting Captain Tsubasa’s Nankatsu Junior High School against arch rivals Toho Academy, a lot of the gameplay mechanics still feel pretty obtuse at this point in development. The AI was set quite high, stifling some of our ability to experiment, but then that let us see some of the player team up abilities, running at your defence in a group. Do enough special charged up moves, and you can enter the V-Zone, seemingly charging up all your players with improved stats. Similarly, I’ve no idea how I triggered it, but I entered an epic midair button-mashing duel when two players came together, leading to a ludicrous downward power shot.
And that’s really why I can’t wait to play more of Captain Tsubasa. Much like the first time you set eyes on anime as a child of the West, you probably don’t have a clue what you’re seeing, but you know it’s cool. I’ve not quite got the hang of playing it yet, but Captain Tsubasa feels like the perfect anime-fuelled antidote to all those sensible soccer games that people play.