Bandai Namco just released a brand new trailer of its upcoming anime soccer game Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions.
This time around the trailer likely won’t stimulate the fan’s nostalgia because it’s about the America Junior Youth team from the United States.
The United States never played a big role in the manga and anime, basically getting only mentions in passing and sporadic appearances off the field.
It did appear in previous games but looks like it’s getting a facelift for the big screen with new players. Hence, we meet the new goalkeeper Cheikh Azwan and the forward and captain Blake Martin, who are brand new characters like the team itself
You can watch the trailer below.
Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions is currently developed by Tamsoft, and it will release for PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC worldwide in 2020.
If you want to see more, you can enjoy the first screenshots and artwork, more screenshots, the first trailer, the second trailer, a comment from the series’ creator, the first gameplay, another look at the game, a few recent screenshots showing members of other national teams, and a trailer showing off the German team.
While the franchise is certainly very well known, not everyone is familiar with it, as its popularity varies a lot from region to region.
While In North America the original Captain Tsubasa anime never rose to the same prominence, I don’t think I’m exaggerating by arguing that in many European and Latin American countries (and of course, Japan) almost every kid who grew up in the past forty years knows about it.