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Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions official gameplay footage released

Published: 16:50, 31 January 2020
Bandai Namco
Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions
Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions

Bandai Namco released some gameplay footage for Captain Tsubasa: Rise of Champions, showing the interesting parts of a single match. There was some footage prior to that though and fans were divided over its quality in both cases.

Bandai Namco's showcase featured the iconic teams from Captain Tsubasa universe, Nankatsu Middle School and Toho Academy where the titular character has the opportunity to face his rival Kojiro Hyuga.

The gameplay video from Bandai Namco is in Japanese so western viewers might have some trouble understanding what the commentator is saying or seeing the tactics that are changed on the fly. However, this is not the only gameplay footage that is available.

Namely, some YouTube channels posted gameplay roughly one week earlier, showing the gameplay with all the text in English while the voice acting is still in Japanese.

Upon checking any of the gameplay videos, the first thing that becomes apparent is that the developers managed to keep the feeling of playing through the anime with the mini cutscenes when dribbling, shots and passes occur. Furthermore, iconic moves like the Skydive Shot and Tiger Shot are back in all their glory, sort of. For some reason, however, Yuzo Morisaki managed to save every Tiger Shot coming from Kojiro.

Some fans have also noticed certain drawbacks in Captain Tsubasa: Rise of the New Champions gameplay. For example, the ball behaves rather odd when someone is dash dribbling as it stands in place after being pushed forward, giving the illusion that it's actually moving backwards at times.

Then again, Captain Tsubasa's adventures were never big on actual physics so it remains to be seen how many fans will deem it a minor issue and how many will write the game off due to what looks like clumsy animations.

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