Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions Kicks off This August

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The only football game we’re truly looking forward to this year finally has a release date.

Bandai Namco has announced that Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions will launch on 28th August for PS4, Switch and PC.

An arcade football game based on the legendary franchise, Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions features over-the-top action. Players will be able to perform ludicrous special moves including gravity-defying shots, though they’ll need to be at the top their game to get one past the goalie as they’re also capable of pulling off breathtaking saves.

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Bandai Namco has revealed that a Champions Edition of the game will be available exclusively via its online store, featuring everything in the Collector’s Edition – the game, a statue, embroidered badges, collectable cards, an artboard, the character pass, and bonus DLC – plus a customised Jersey. While the Collector’s Edition costs £129.99, the Champion Edition costs £149.99.

For those who have cash to burn, there’s going to be a Legend Edition, too. Also exclusive to the Bandai Namco store, it includes everything in the Champion Edition as well as a Captain Tsubasa table football table made by René Pierre. The price? A whopping £1,789.99. Whew!

The trailer below gives a taste of the entertaining action you can expect. It also features five iconic national teams: England, Italy, France, Netherlands, and Uruguay. Give it a watch.