In Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions you’ll be creating your own player to help out whichever team you sign up with in the campaign. The latest trailer focuses on your character and gives a brief look at the customisation features as well as moments from the story including the cancellation of the French International Juniors Youth tournament. There are also bits that look at the dialogue choices you will be able to make in Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions. There is not a lot of on the pitch gameplay shown however.
Stefan got some hands on time with Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions 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.