In a surprise reveal Bandai Namco announced a new anime game that no one saw coming, Captain Tsubasa: Rise of Champions. Unlike our traditional anime games which are all fighting based, it seems this time around we’re diving into the sports genre. Captain Tsubasa is an anime that is based on sports Soccer and offers some pretty unique sequences in the gameplay department that fully brings the world to life and embodies the sports anime genre. In the short gameplay that we’ve seen you have, you’re over the top moves as well as the dramatic pauses during the cutscenes. Check out the gameplay below from IGN.

 

To get more info on the game here is a brief synopsis from Bandai Namco: “The worlds of Soccer and Anime converge in Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions, based on the renowned Captain Tsubasa series. The game chronicles the athletic exploits of Tsubasa Ozora as he plays out his love for the game and advances through the ranks of multiple Soccer leagues. Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions immerses players in an action-packed soccer game that features exhilarating gameplay, over the top signature shots and accessible gameplay.”

The game will make its release for the Playstation 4, PC and the Nintendo Switch sometime this year. Do you like the gameplay? Will you be picking up the game? Let us know in the comment section below. Also, let us know if you think if this game does well could we potentially see more sports games in the future?