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 is all about the German Junior Youth national team, which fans of the original anime and manga will certainly remember.
We get to see known faces like captain Karl Heinz Schneider, midfielders Hermann Kaltz and Franz Schester, forward Manfred Margus, and goalkeeper Deuter Muller. On top of that, there is also a brand new midfielder named Cornelius Heine.
As usual, this will likely bring back epic memories for the fans, considering that the duel between the German team and Tsubasa’s Japanese team was one of the high points of the original series.
One thing is for sure: seeing the Emperor’s “Fire Shot” in a video game has never been this awesome.
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, and a few recent screenshots showing members of other national teams.
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.