Bandai Namco has shared another round of screens and info on Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions. This time we get a good look at the French Junior Youth and some of its members. Check out the screens here, and read up on details below.
■ French Junior Youth
A tricolor team burning fighting spirits as they are united centered on Pierre in order to get rid of frustrations on the fact that the championship, which was supposed to be held in their mother country, was taken.
This team goes forward to become the top of the world by enhancing the team with severe trainings and new team members!
A defender of the team representing French Junior Youth.
He was chosen in a newly-held representative selection that aimed to enhance defense, the weakness of France.
He is small but excels others when it comes to one-versus-one.
El Cid Pierre
A midfielder who is the captain of the team representing French Junior Youth.
He is a strong player called a “Field Artist” due to his elegant ball handling.
He symbolizes the team with great captainship and all-round abilities in offense and defense.
A forward of the team representing French Junior Youth.
He has such a bad temper and is so problematic that he was suspended, but he is a top talent in soccer.
He scores lots of goals utilizing his powerful shot with a special rotation effect.
American Junior Youth? A team that has great physical strength with talents who were greedily gathered and have been trained through the latest technologies and trainings. Most of the players are from the soccer school that Cardinal established.
A forward who represents the US.
He is proud of his gifted physique and built muscle, and has a belief that aggressively prioritizes "power" during a soccer game.
A goalkeeper of the US team.
He catches opponents' shots with his competitive spirit and splendid physical abilities.
The ESRB has rated Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions ahead of its release. The game has been given an E10+ rating, and the synopsis of the game gives us a few new details. Check out that blurb in full below.
This is a soccer action game in which players assume the role of a boy (Tsubasa Ozora) who competes to win the Middle School Nationals. Players compete in a variety of modes (e.g., Single Match, Penalty Shootout, Championship) as they use special moves (e.g., Called Shots) to score goals. Still-image sequences can depict story elements that contain instances of violence: a child hit by an oncoming truck (ultimately unharmed); a suicidal man saved after jumping into the ocean; a child slapped to the ground by an adult. In one sequence, a player is seen with a bloodstain on his head. The words “damn” and “hell” appear in the game.
The latest issue of Weekly Jump introduces the Germany Junior Youth characters that'll appear in Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions. The lineup includes familiar faces, and a new character making their in-game debut. The lineup is as follows...
- Karl Heinz Schneider (middle) is the captain of the German Youth, who holds the title of “Germany’s Young Emperor.”
- Cornelius Heine (left, game-original) is a midfielder who supports Schneider with a technique called “Youkai.”
- Deuter Muller (right) is a goalkeeper with iron wall defense, who uses his large body and tremendous power as his weapon.
A new round of character art has been released for Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions. There's certainly a wide variety of characters in the game's roster, and I'm sure we'll learn details about all of them in the near future. For now, check out a gallery of characters here.
The latest issue of Jump magazine includes new details on Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions. Check out info on the game's story mode and character creation below.
- “Rise of New Champions” is the name of the original story mode
- the mode uses a character creator which allows you to make your own protagonist
- choose a school to attend out of Toho Academy, Musashi Middle, and Furano Middle
- enjoy interactions between your character and various other players between matches
- a new tournament called New Hero League is the setting
- you’ll take on matches using special moves taught by characters from the anime
- a game-original anime will be included as well
- a regular story mode featuring Tsubasa Ozora and everyone else from his Nankatsu Middle School days will also be included
- this story changes based on match results and other events
This HQS statue of Kojiro Hyuga highlights the flawless talent and determination of Tsubasa Ohzora's fiercest opponent. His difficult past taught him the sense of endeavour and forged his winning mentality! Today is the grand finale of the national championship: an epic duel between the Nankatsu of Tsubasa and the Toho of Hyuga, fighting both for their memorable victory!
At this pivotal moment of the match, on Nankatsu's side, Tsubasa no longer seems able to use his Drive Shot... And if in the opposing camp, Wakashimazu is handicapped by an old injury, Hyūga is meanwhile in full control of his craft! We can see him wearing his satin black and white number 10 jersey with Toho's badge, his sleeves rolled up over his shoulders as usual, as well as his gray socks and satin burgundy and white spiked shoes. Like his hair and uniform, the playmaker has a dark look and a determined expression. The conditions are met for him to score, he must absolutely seize this opportunity if he wants to emerge triumphant from this match… While Kisugi tries to slow his progression, Hyuga stops without flinching the tackle of the number 11 hitter, who is violently thrown backwards. In order to break Nankatsu's players running towards his direction just as a huge wave, Hyūga unleashes the immeasurable power of the tiger's shot with his right foot. The beast in transparent yellow, orange and red resin, emerges from his shot and jumps on his prey in the opposing goal, driving the victory ball in his mad rush. There is a LED at the base of the tiger to illuminate its the red aura as in the anime. The ferocious creature's eyes are white, devoid of color and pity, while its sharp teeth and claws are transparent. The purple lines hatched on the deformed balloon, as well as the energy film in pink transparent resin that surrounds it, reflect all the great power of the Tiger Shot. Similarly, the red lines at the corner of Hyuga's pupils testify to the energy he injects into his shot.
In a fraction of a second, his opponents are swept away, which is not surprising when we observe the shock waves in semi-transparent resin located at the point of impact. His shot has the same effect as an earthquake, as shown by the ground cracked by the incredible shock waves in yellow resin. We notice that the ground is dark and that the green of the lawn lightens towards the center to highlight the player and his phenomenal shot! The white line visible on the base recalls those drawn on the football field.
Shocked by the violence of this devastating shot, Morisaki, the Nankatsu’s goalkeeper, remains taped on the spot… It is a magnificent goal which is part of Nankatsu's nets and an amply deserved point which is added to the Tōhō’s score ! With such a strike, Hyuga leaves everyone dumbstruck and certainly makes his mark ! Back to the Tiger he was before, he will push Tsubasa to the limit in this legendary final, celebrating two great football champions in Japan, sharing a same passion and pronounced taste for competition!