Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions "Creator Message" English Version

From the creator of Captain Tsubasa

Back when Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions was first announced, we posted a special video from Yoichi Takahashi, manga artist and creator of Captain Tsubasa. Now we have that same trailer, but with English subtitles. Give it a watch above!

Check out the North American cover art for Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions

Sock it to them!

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.

Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions doesn't have a solid release date yet, but don't let that stop you from preordering the game. You can lock in a copy over at Amazon right now.

IGN Video: Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions - Full Match Gameplay (Toho VS Nankatsu)

Check out the crazy anime gameplay from this full match between Nankatsu Middle School (Tsubasa Oozora) and Toho Academy (Kojiro Hyuga)!

Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions was originally going to be localized for just Latin America

That was the goal, anyway

When Bandai Namco started work on Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions, they had plans to release it in two regions. The game would get a release in Japan, and then a localization for Latin America. The move for Latin America was due to soccer's immense popularity in the region. What made Bandai Namco decide to expand the game's reach to North America? Bandai Namco director of brand marketing Dennis Lee explained in an interview with USGamer.

"When we evaluated the game, we realized that it was a really fun game. So even if they don't know Tsubasa and the characters, soccer fans and fans of arcade-style sports games can have a really good time playing it. Because of that, we decided that we couldn't just release it in Latin America."

New round of gameplay for Digimon Survive shown

Just a minute

Earlier today, a special “DigiNavi: Digimon News Navigation” live stream was held. Unfortunately, the live-stream only offered up a minute of new gameplay footage for Digimon Survive. You can check out that entire minute of footage in the video above.

Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions' gameplay mechanics detailed

Over-the-top soccer action!

I guess today's the day for new content on Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions! We've gotten a ton of gameplay footage already, and now we have a complete breakdown of the soccer mechanics at your disposal. Check out the info rundown below!

■ Soccer Action

Under the concept of “everyone can enjoy the super plays of Captain Tsubasa,” Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions uses an action system where you can enjoy offense and defense through soccer super plays with simple controls. You can enjoy the unique actions of each character through the “spirit gauge” and “skills” set for each character, as well as their “super moves.”

■ Base System

Spirit Gauge

Every character has a spirit gauge, which is consumed by dashing and activating various moves that act as special attacks. How you effectively utilize this spirit will influence how the match develops.


By consuming a fixed amount of spirit, you can activate “moves,” or special attacks representative of the Captain Tsubasa series. There are a wide variety of moves, from those directly linked to the goal such as shoot Moves, to dribbles and blocks. How you effectively utilizes these moves to score, as well as to defend your goal, makes all the difference between victory and defeat.


In Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions, the team’s shared gauge will accumulate as you successfully perform actions that raise the team’s morale, such as overtaking the opponent with a dribble or stealing the ball. By building this gauge up to the maximum amount, you can activate “V-Zone.” When V-Zone is activated, every team member’s spirit recovery speed and kick gauge accumulation speed is accelerated for a fixed period of time, so the timing of when you activate it and the actions you take during activation will be a major influence on how the match plays out. Also, if the team captain has a special skill called a “Captain Skill,” further special effects may be applied.

Special Skill

Each team member has a special skill that reproduces the unique character traits of Captain Tsubasa. These skills affect each characters’ stats and spirit, and have various activation conditions ranging from point difference to field position. Utilizing team members with skills in line with your own tactics is the key to victory.

■ Basic Offense


Use “dash dribbles” and “dribble moves” to fake out your opponent and quickly overtake them. By continuously overtaking your opponent, a buff effect called “Zone” will activate, making it easier to build up your spirit gauge and shoot gauge, allowing you to more quickly strike with a powerful shoot move.


By building up the shoot gauge, which you can do by not getting tackled, you can unleash a powerful “shoot move.” Depending on the character, you can build up two bars of the shoot gauge to unleash an even more powerful “super shoot move.”

■ Basic Defense


Depending on the opponent’s dribble pattern, approach them by “dashing” and use “tackle moves” to steal the ball. There are even some powerful tackles that keep the opponent down for a short period.

Goal Keeper

Goal keepers have an energy gauge system in order to reproduce the impenetrable force of the goalies that appear in Captain Tsubasa. Shooting and reducing the gauge will make it easier to score a goal. Additionally, some characters have a “super save” move that consumes the V-Zone Gauge and has a 100 percent chance of blocking a goal.


Depending on the character, they will automatically use a “block move” when the opponent uses a shoot move if they are in-between the shot and the goal. When a block move is activated, it is possible to block the shot or lower the reduction of the goal keeper’s energy gauge.

■ Advanced

Aerial Shoot

Some shots can only be activated in the air, while others can only be activated by cooperation between two people. You can aim for the goal in various forms based on a variety of situations.

Pass & Long Pass

Depending on the character, you can use “long pass moves” in addition standard passes by building up a gauge. By building up the shoot gauge, the receiver can directly activate a shoot move during this move. Additionally, “cooperative pass moves” activated between specific characters can also be used to overtake multiple opponents.

First direct-feed screens of My Hero: One's Justice 2's Kendo Rappa released

What the hell is this guy?!

We learned about Kendo Rappa's inclusion in My Hero: One's Justice 2 earlier this week, but we didn't get a good look at the character. Today we have a batch of screens to sift through, courtesy of Bandai Namco Europe.

Kendo Rappa is a super power fighter that specializes in close combat, and he uses his intense power to take out the opposition quickly.

Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions gameplay videos

Check out hands on Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions, featuring an action-packed full match with several epic goals to show off. Watch gameplay against Toho Academy with all the highlights from the match. The final version of the game will have full voice over sports commentary to give a blow by blow account of the action on screen.

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 ‘Basil Hawkins, Charlotte Linlin (Big Mom), and Kaido’ trailers released

Three more profiles to check out

Three more trailers for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 have been released. Check out trailers and info for Basil Hawkins, Charlotte Linlin (Big Mom), and Kaido below.

Basil Hawkins

Captain of the Hawkins Pirates. Commonly known as “Magician Basil Hawkins”. His devil fruit is the Straw-Straw Fruit and he has the ability to take damage through the use of a puppet prepared from within his body or even to transform himself into a giant straw puppet. He places great importance on fortune telling and acts according to the tarot card results. Always calm, but can be short tempered; he also hates jokes.

Action Type: Technique – Hawkins wields the power of the Straw-Straw Fruit. He can use his straw sword and nail attacks to bring his enemies very bad luck.

Charlotte Linlin (Big Mom)

Captain of the Big Mom Pirates. One of the Four Emperors reigning over the New World. Her real name is Charlotte Linlin but is also called “Mama”. Her Soul-Soul Fruit can steal a soul from one person and give it to another. Loves sweets but hates bitter treats and empty seats at “tea parties”. After Whitebeard’s death, she took Fish-Man Island in exchange for treats, but Luffy picked a fight with her when he robbed those from her.

Action Type: Power – Big Mom uses Zeus, Prometheus and Napoleon to execute a wide range of attacks, overwhelming enemies before they can get close. When she transforms, she can unleash the full destructive power of the elements.


Governor of the Animal Kingdom Pirates. One of the Four Emperors reigning over the New World. Commonly known as the “Kaido, The King of the Beasts”. He besieged Wano Country and now controls it. A pirate with a very hard body, known as the strongest creature on land, sea, and air. He wants to start the “world’s greatest war” to break up the world, which he sees as boring. Drinks a lot, and when drunk spends time laughing, or crying.

Action Type: Power – Unleash a variety of powerful attacks with ice, flames and lightning elements.
Fireballs and thunders will remain effective for a certain period of time after an attack, and ice blocks that remain in the field can freeze the surrounding which will give endless damages to the enemies.

My Hero One’s Justice 2 adds Kendo Rappa to the roster, new Mission Mode detailed

Another fighter enters the mix

Bandai Namco has revealed some new content for the upcoming My Hero One’s Justice 2. First up, we learn that Kendo Rappa is going to be added to the roster. Kendo Rappa is described as a power-type close-ranged fighter, but further details were not shared.

Along with the fighter reveal, we also get to learn about the new Mission Mode. This mode lets you make your own Hero Office, allowing character enhancement using points that you get from clearing missions. You can also scout allies with Hero Coins, or recruit villains.


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