Try the anime football Captain Tsubasa demo on PS4 and Nintendo Switch

Bandai Namco have released a demo for Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions, giving those who download it a chance to check out the game’s unique anime football charms on PlayStation 4 (and PlayStation 5) and Nintendo Switch.

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The demo version of the game features the tutorial to get you versed in its peculiar take on a football game, before letting you try the offline versus mode with four teams:

  • Nankatsu Middle School
  • Toho Academy
  • Furano Middle School
  • Musashi Middle School

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Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions launched last summer – releasing a demo a good four months later does seem rather odd, doesn’t it? – giving fans of the long-running anime and manga a game on home consoles for the first time and years.  It’s not shooting for any kind of “realism” as FIFA or Pro Evolution Soccer might be, but full embraces arcade stylings and over-the-top anime interludes to action. In that way, it might even appeal to people who don’t really like football games!

Miguel had a great time with it for our review, writing:

Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions is the wild and hyper-stylised sports game I’ve been craving for over a decade. The gameplay is quick to pick up, but hard to master, and the over-the-top anime transitions and animations that are sprinkled throughout the action make it endlessly entertaining. Offline and online versus is sure to give you hours of entertainment if you’re the competitive type, while the hefty amount of single-player story content can keep you just as equally entertained. Anyone who’s been waiting for the next great arcade sports game need not look any further – it’s here, and its name is Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions.

Catch the full review here.

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