Bandai Namco just released another brand new trailer of its upcoming anime soccer game Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions.
Once again, the developers divert from aiming for pure nostalgia by introducing a new team the Senegal Junior Youth team from Africa.
This team did not appear in the manga and anime and comes with its own new players also introduced in the video, midfielder Ismail Senghor and forward Moussa Malick Diallo.
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, a trailer showing off the German team, and one focusing on the American 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.