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Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions (キャプテン翼 RISE OF NEW CHAMPIONS) is a game developed by Tamsoft and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam).

Description[]

The game was released on August 27 in Japan and in August 28 worldwide in 2020, with Japanese voice-overs and subtitles in nine languages (Japanese, English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Arabian, Portuguese, and Chinese).

Synopsis[]

A new Captain Tsubasa game is here, ten years after the release of the previous console game! Captain Tsubasa is a manga masterpiece, globally beloved even now in 2020. The new console game will be released as an arcade football game. Everyone can enjoy exchanging super plays against rivals with up to date graphics!

Story[]

The game, as told by game producer Katsuaki Tsuzuki, has two-story modes: The first one is Episode of Tsubasa, and the second one is Episode of New Hero.

Tsubasa New Hero
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Rise of New Champions 2.png

Episode of Tsubasa[]

In Episode of Tsubasa, things will stay true to the original material. In this mode, the player follows Nankatsu Middle School through the National middle school tournament, facing Otomo, Hanawa, Azumaichi, Hirado, Furano and Toho.

Schools Japan Junior
Middle schools (RONC) 1.png
Japan (RONC) 1.png
Germany Junior Brazil Junior
Germany (RONC) 0.png
Brazil (RONC) 0.png

Episode of New Hero[]

In Episode of New Hero, the focus is on the new U-16 World Cup. George Cardinal, founder of a global IT company, becomes a sponsor for a new tournament — the "Junior Youth World Challenge", meant to be held in the United States, which also has its own U-16 team. That being said, according to producer Katsuaki[1]: "we still wanted the player choices to be meaningful, that's why we implemented different ramifications that can slightly change the original story, depending on the player's actions". Other teams such as Ismail Senghor's Senegal, and Brian Cruyfford's Netherlands will also make an appearance. According to the game analysis, the victories and defeats will count when it comes to unlocking and influencing the events of the story, which will allow a much more varied development than usual games based on anime licenses.

In this mode, players can create an original character, who is a first-year at either Musashi, Furano, Toho, Otomo, Nankatsu or Hanawa. Each of the six available schools has their own fully voiced storyline as they play through the Junior Hero League to determine members of the Japanese team that plays at the tournament. After a one-half intra-squad scrimmage, the team plays six league games. Opponents for the first three games may be Minamiuwa, Meiwa Higashi, Hanawa, Otomo, Hirado and/or Azumaichi (or Musashi or Furano if on specific routes), while the last three opponents are two other available schools and then Nankatsu (when not playing with them – Toho otherwise). At the World Junior Youth Challenge, Japan then has scrimmages against Germany (with only the second half playable) and then either England or Uruguay before group stage games against Italy, the Netherlands and Senegal, followed by a quarterfinal against Argentina, a semifinal against France and then the final against either Germany (the regular route, which is the only one available on the first playthrough), Brazil or the United States.

Episode 0[]

This is a series of web novel that serves as the prologues of various U-16 national teams participating in the Junior Youth World Challenge: United States, Senegal, France, Italy, Germany, Brazil and Japan.

Teams[]

Schools Schools U-16 teams U-16 teams

DLC Players[]

9 players to be eventually released in 3 waves were announced as downloadable content and may be befriended in Episode of New Hero in order to learn Moves and Skills.[3][4][5]

Wave Release Date Pos. Nat. Name
1 December 3rd, 2020 MF Sweden.png Stefan Levin
DF Thailand.png Singprasert Bunnag
GK Mexico.png Ricardo Espadas
2 March 11th, 2021 DF Saudi.png Mark Owairan
MF Japan.png Shingo Aoi
FW Uruguay.png Ryoma Hino
3 April 22nd, 2021 MF China.png Xiao Junguang
FW Brazil.png Pepe
GK Japan.png Taichi Nakanishi

Ligue 1 Collaboration[]

In a collaboration between Bandai Namco Europe and France's Ligue de Football Professionel (LFP), 17 of the 20 2020-21 Ligue 1 clubs (not including Paris Saint-Germain FC, Olympique Lyonnais or Olympique de Marseille) were announced as having their uniforms unlockable in the game during a two-week event.[6] Week 1 also doubled as an Event Match for Louis Napoleon, while Week 2 doubled as an Event Match for Elle Sid Pierre.

Week 1 (April 28th-May 4th) Week 2 (May 5th-10th)
  • Montpellier Hérault SC
  • RC Strasbourg Alsace
  • Nîmes Olympique
  • Stade Rennais FC
  • AS Saint-Étienne
  • RC Lens
  • Stade de Reims
  • FC Lorient

Mechanics[]

Each player has 5 stats as follows:

  • Offense – Affects all offensive attributes
  • Defense – Affects all defensive attributes.
  • Power – Affects Dribbles and Tackles that scale with Power. Also affects shot power and thus the effectiveness of Shots with a Power scaling – typically those with Straight and Drive trajectories.
  • Technique – Affects Kick Gauge charge speed and Dribbles and Tackles that scale with Technique. Also effects effectiveness of Shots with a Technique scaling – typically those with non-Straight trajectories like Drive or Special – making them more likely to bypass opposing goalkeepers.
  • Speed – Affects movement speed and Dribbles and Tackles that scale with Speed.

Player Ratings & Growth[]

After each game in Episode: New Hero, players are rated on their Shooting, Dribbling, Passing, Tackling, Blocking and Intercepting, and their results determine how much their attributes grow. They may also obtain conversation scenes and new Moves (including signature moves) and Skills by appealing to both teammates and opponents and increasing Friendship Rank. The team as a whole is also rated, which determines teammate growth.

Juniors Gauge[]

After each Episode: New Hero game, the Juniors' Gauge is also increased based on results. Filling it grants a large amount of Bonus Ability Points that can be spent however the player wishes and also grants the character a Training Skill that can boost growth (for example, Relentless Attacker, which increases the Ability Points earned when the team wins by at least 3 goals). The gauge has different names and conditions for Successes and Great Successes based on the created character's school:

  • If Toho, the gauge is called the Pride Gauge and fills quicker with large margins of victory (2 for Success, 4 for Great Success).
  • If Furano, the gauge is called the Unity Gauge and fills quicker with high team ranks (B Overall for Success, S Overall for Great Success).
  • If Musashi, the gauge is called the Genius Gauge and fills quicker with high individual ratings in certain categories. Before each game, the character is given "Misugi's Personal Matters", a choice of three categories (always three out of Shooting, Dribbling, Passing and Tackling) to pick from to be evaluated on, and the grades required for Success and Great Success.
  • If Otomo, the gauge is called the Will Gauge and fills quicker with a certain amount of wins for all team members in one-on-one encounters (including dribbles and tackles) against the other team's main player.
  • If Nankatsu, the gauge is called the All-Out Gauge and it fills quicker with higher team successful Move totals (dribbles, tackles, passes and shots).
  • If Hanawa, the gauge is called the Combo Play Gauge and it fills quicker with assists, including Combo Shots that score.

Friendship Ranks & Missions[]

As a general rule, obtaining higher-level Moves and Skills requires Appeal Missions, which involve both a certain Friendship Rank with a character and fulfilling another condition such as recording a high rank in a certain category a number of times with that character. Furthermore, obtaining characters' best techniques such as Tsubasa's Neo Drive Shot require Special Missions involving both both very high (if not S) Friendship Rank and completing a specific challenge in a match.

Before each match except the first intra-squad scrimmage in Episode of New Hero, available players are randomly arranged into a number of groups of 5, with some players appearing in more than one group. Players then select one group to appeal to, and Friendship Points that can increase Friendship Ranks are gained based on overall performance.

By rule, players may shuffle a set number of times (or by restarting the game without selecting a group, which may be done indefinitely) to get the players they want to appeal to. Also, depending on the school chosen, the captain has a Unique Command that may be used a set number of times per playthrough in order to make it easier to appeal to targeted players and learn Moves and Skills.

Appeal Commands[]

Route/School User(s) Appeal Command
Name Effect
Nankatsu Tsubasa Ozora Tsubasa's Passion Completely customize one Appeal Group, with even those players who do not share schools or their position or whose Friendships were not selected at the start of the given tournament available. May be used three times.
Toho Kojiro Hyuga Hyuga's Roar Randomly selects three Appeal Groups. May be used twice.
Furano Hikaru Matsuyama Matsuyama's Shout Select a second Appeal Group. May be used three times.
Musashi Jun Misugi Misugi's Analysis Swap in any player not yet in the Appeal Group, with even those who do not share schools or their position or whose Friendships were not selected at the start of the given tournament available, for a chosen player who is. May be used 6 times.
Otomo Hanji Urabe Urabe's Drive Add an additive 1.3x Appeal Combination to the selected Appeal Group.
Hanawa Kazuo and Masao Tachibana Tachibanas' Scheme Choose one player in the Appeal Group. The player duplicates in the Appeal Group, randomly replacing one other player but allowing appealing to the player twice in the match. The duplicate does not count towards Appeal Combinations. May be used 4 times. Players may cancel and choose another player in the group to duplicate on the same use.

Appeal Combinations[]

Players are also rewarded for picking characters with shared histories, backgrounds or traits in the same group. These are known as Appeal Combinations and multiply the Friendship Points earned. A few examples are below.

Appeal Combination Examples
Combination Name, Description & Effect Players
Golden Duo
Nankatsu and Japan's classic Golden Duo.
(Friendship Points x 1.15 if in same group)
Japan.png Tsubasa Ozora
Japan.png Taro Misaki
Beast Hunter
Players with abilities and moves inspired by animals.
(Friendship Points x 1.15 if at least 2 in same group)
Japan.png Kojiro Hyuga
Japan.png Hikaru Matsuyama
Japan.png Shun Nitta
Japan.png Takeshi Kishida
Uruguay.png Ramon Victorino
Uruguay.png Ryoma Hino
Germany.png Hermann Kaltz
China.png Xiao Junguang
All-Rounder
Players with balanced abilities who excel in multiple aspects of the game.
(Friendship Points x 1.15 if at least 2 in same group)
Japan.png Tsubasa Ozora
Japan.png Mamoru Izawa
Japan.png Jun Misugi
Japan.png Shingo Aoi
Netherlands.png Brian Cruyfford
France.png Elle Sid Pierre
Germany.png Karl Heinz Schneider
Germany.png Franz Schester
Brazil.png Carlos Bara
USA.png Ryan Ortiz
Sweden.png Stefan Levin
Saudi.png Mark Owairan
Powerful
Players with high Power ratings who can easily outmuscle opponents.
(Friendship Points x 1.15 if at least 2 in same group)
Japan.png Kojiro Hyuga
Japan.png Shingo Takasugi
Japan.png Hiroshi Jito
Japan.png Taichi Nakanishi
Uruguay.png Ryoma Hino
England.png Robson
Netherlands.png Leon Dick
Netherlands.png Hans Dolman
Argentina.png Galvan
Germany.png Deuter Muller
Brazil.png Alberto
USA.png Blake Martin
Thailand.png Singprasert Bunnag
Hungry
Players who constantly strive to prove themselves.
(Friendship Points x 1.15 if at least 2 in same group)
Japan.png Kojiro Hyuga
Italy.png Leonardo Rusciano
Argentina.png Juan Diaz
Argentina.png Alan Pascal
France.png Jean
Brazil.png Pepe
Mexico.png Ricardo Espadas
New Challenger
Players who appear for the first time in Rise of New Champions as opposed to returning players from the manga and anime.
(Friendship Points x 1.15 if at least 2 in same group)
Italy.png Leonardo Rusciano
Senegal.png Ismail Senghor
Senegal.png Moussa Malick Diallo
France.png Jean
Germany.png Cornelius Heine
Brazil.png Keizinho
USA.png Ryan Ortiz
USA.png Blake Martin
USA.png Cheikh Azwan

Story Challenges[]

In Episode of New Hero, there are a set of challenges known as Story Challenges that offer rewards such as extra Play Points that players can use for Friendship Cards, training items or customization parts like boots, hairstyles and emblem parts. Some also produce guaranteed cinematic goals or saves and some will even allow characters to learn Super Shots.

Story Challenge List
No. Match and Opponent
Starring Allies Starring Opponents Starring Neutrals
Description Conditions Rewards
3 2nd Group Stage match vs. Netherlands.png Netherlands
Jun Misugi
Ken Wakashimazu
Tsubasa Ozora
Taro Misaki
Brian Cruyfford
Johan Rensenbrink
Ruud Klismann
Leon Dick
None
Getting to play against his idol's country, Misugi takes on the player who inherited his idol's number.
  • Trigger a cutscene with Cruyfford during the match.
  • Use Full Power Play in the second half while the game is tied.
5 3rd Group Stage match vs. Senegal.png Senegal
Hikaru Matsuyama
Tsubasa Ozora
Kojiro Hyuga
Makoto Soda
Ismail Senghor
Moussa Malick Diallo
Diarra
Sow
None
Seeing Senegal rally around Senghor, Matsuyama is reminded about Furano rallying around him and each other and draws inspiration.
  • Score in the second half.
  • Get Matsuyama the ball while Senegal is using Raging Whirlwind.
8 Semifinal vs. France.png France
Shun Nitta
Hanji Urabe
Jean
Amoro
None
With the stakes hardly able to get any higher, the two Otomo representatives for Japan reprise a trick from the Shizuoka Regional Finals against Nankatsu with a twist.
  • Have both Nitta and Urabe in the game at the end of the first half of extra time.
  • Get Urabe the ball in the defensive third while France is using Conqueror.
  • Cinematic goal
  • 1200 P
  • "Sonic" Title
10 Final vs. Germany.png Germany (Normal Route)
Teppei Kisugi
Hajime Taki
Mamoru Izawa
Deuter Muller
Hermann Kaltz
Karl Heinz Schneider
Cornelius Heine
Netherlands.png Johan Rensenbrink
Netherlands.png Gert Keizer
Netherlands.png Ruud Klismann
The Shutetsu Trio's famed teamwork is put to the ultimate test, with optional coaching from Dutch counterparts.
  • (Optional) Trigger an Extra Event with Kisugi, Taki, Izawa, Rensenbrink, Keizer and Klismann by increasing Friendship Ranks quickly with some or all of them.
  • Have Kisugi and Taki score once each with Izawa assisting.
  • 2000 P
  • "Fellows" Title
11 Final vs. Germany.png Germany (Normal Route)
Yuzo Morisaki Karl Heinz Schneider Italy.png Gino Hernandez
Frustrated with not being up to Wakabayashi and Wakashimazu's level, Morisaki gets tough coaching from Hernandez and uses it to redeem himself from an earlier scrimmage.
  • Trigger an Extra Event with Morisaki and Hernandez by increasing their Friendship Ranks quickly.
  • Schneider has the ball in the defensive third.
  • Cinematic save
  • 1600 P
  • "Doomsday" Title
12 Final vs. Brazil.png Brazil (Brazil Route)
Kazuki Sorimachi None Germany.png Manfred Margus
Germany.png Franz Schester
Struggling to find his place in the team as he finds himself playing with and against more skilled players, Sorimachi gets coaching and inspiration from Germany's Werder Bremen duo, who often find themselves in complementary roles.
  • Trigger an Extra Event with Sorimachi, Margus and Schester by increasing their Friendship Ranks quickly.
  • Have Sorimachi assist twice and score once or assist three times in the final.
  • 3000 P
  • "Hero" Title
19 Final vs. USA.png United States (America Route)
Ken Wakashimazu Blake Martin Brazil.png Keizinho
Wakashimazu bonds with Keizinho over martial arts training and uses what he learns to redeem himself from an earlier scrimmage.
  • Trigger an Extra Event with Wakashimazu and Keizinho by increasing their Friendship Ranks quickly.
  • Blake has the ball in the defensive third.
  • Cinematic save
  • 1600 P
  • "Clincher" Title
20-22 Final vs. Germany.png Germany (Normal Route)
Final vs. Brazil.png Brazil (Brazil Route)
Final vs. USA.png United States (America Route)
Kazuo Tachibana
Masao Tachibana
New Hero (Hanawa Route)
None Japan.png Yuichiro Daimaru
Japan.png Nobuo Aimoto
Japan.png Yasuaki Murasawa
Japan.png Yoshiharu Ono
The Tachibana Twins challenge themselves to show the strength of their unique aerial soccer on the ultimate stage with the help of the custom player.
  • 1600 P
  • Title
    • "Ultra Combo" (vs. Germany)
    • "Triangle" (vs. Brazil)
    • "Brothers" (vs. United States)

Event Matches[]

Beginning in late January 2021, Event Matches were introduced – online match series with special team requirements that allow players to earn rewards, including some not available elsewhere.[7]

Other components can include:

  • Login Bonus – If a player checks in online, an added bonus may be claimed.
  • Support Campaign – Boosts Ability and Friendship Points earned on specific routes of Episode: New Hero.
All dates are by UTC time.
Match Theme Dates Added Components Unique Rewards
1 Japan.png Toho Academy January 27th-February 2nd, 2021
  • Support Campaign on Toho Route
  • Login Bonus
  • Titles "Heart of a Warrior", "Prestigious" and "All Out"
  • Toho Uniform Set
  • Hyuga Emblem
  • Limited Edition Hyuga Friendship Card with new Skill "Tiger Heart" (Requires Appeal Mission)
2 Uruguay.png Victorino Duel February 10th-16th, 2021 None
  • Titles "Supernatural" and "Sprinter"
  • Victorino Emblem
  • Limited Edition Victorino Friendship Card with new Skill "Unstoppable" (Requires Appeal Mission)
3 Japan.png Furano Middle School February 24th-March 2nd, 2021
  • Support Campaign on Furano Route
  • Login Bonus
  • Titles "Gutsy", "Teamwork" and "Fights Fair"
  • Furano Uniform Set
  • Matsuyama Emblem
  • Limited Edition Matsuyama Friendship Card with new Skill "Never Give Up" (Requires Appeal Mission)
4 Japan.png Musashi Middle School March 31st-April 6th, 2021
  • Support Campaign on Musashi Route
  • Login Bonus
  • Titles "Believer", "Determined" and "Comeback King"
  • Musashi Uniform Set
  • Misugi Emblem
  • Limited Edition Misugi Friendship Card with new Skill "Meister" (Requires Appeal Mission)
5 Japan.png Otomo Middle School April 14th-April 20th, 2021
  • Support Campaign on Otomo Route
  • Login Bonus
  • Titles "Training Machine", "Toppled Giants" and "Completionist"
  • Otomo Uniform Set
  • Nitta Emblem
  • Limited Edition Nitta Friendship Card with new Skill "Bonanza" (Requires Appeal Mission)
6 France.png Ligue 1 Uber Eats Event, Week 1 April 28th-May 4th, 2021
  • Login Bonus home uniforms for Bordeaux, Lille, Nantes, Angers, Stade Brestois, Dijon, Monaco, Nice and Metz
  • Dijon, Metz, Brest, Nantes, Bordeaux, Angers, Monaco, Nice and Lille Titles
  • Away uniforms for Bordeaux, Lille, Nantes, Angers, Stade Brestois, Dijon, Monaco, Nice and Metz
  • Napoleon Emblem
  • Limited Edition Napoleon Friendship Card with new Skill "Lethal Weapon" (Requires Appeal Mission)
7 France.png Ligue 1 Uber Eats Event, Week 2 May 5th-May 10th, 2021
  • Login Bonus home uniforms for Montpellier, Strasbourg, Nimes, Rennais, Saint-Étienne, Lens, Reims and Lorient
  • Montpellier, Strasbourg, Nimes, Rennais, Saint-Étienne, Lens, Reims and Lorient Titles
  • Away uniforms for Montpellier, Strasbourg, Nimes, Rennais, Saint-Étienne, Lens, Reims and Lorient
  • Pierre Emblem
  • Limited Edition Pierre Friendship Card with new Skill "For Glory" (Requires Appeal Mission)
8 Japan.png Nankatsu Middle School May 26th-June 8th, 2021
  • Support Campaign on Nankatsu Route
  • Login Bonuses
  • Titles "Tenacious", "Unrivaled" and "Dominant"
  • Nankatsu Uniform Set
  • Tsubasa Emblem
  • Limited Edition Tsubasa Friendship Card with new Skill "Fantasista" (Requires Appeal Mission)
9 Argentina.png Diaz Duel June 9th-22nd, 2021
  • Login Bonus
  • Titles "Natural Talent" and "Acrobat"
  • Diaz Emblem
  • Limited Edition Diaz Friendship Card with new Skill "Be Legendary" (Requires Appeal Mission)
10 Japan.png Hanawa Middle School July 6th-19th, 2021
  • Support Campaign on Hanawa Route
  • Login Bonuses
  • Titles "Boisterous", "Exceptional" and "Heading"
  • Hanawa Uniform Set
  • Masao Tachibana Emblem
  • Limited Edition Masao Friendship Card with new Skill "Quick Shout" (Requires Appeal Mission)
11 Germany.png Schneider Duel July 21st-August 3rd, 2021
  • Login Bonus
  • Titles "Supreme" and "Pure Grit"
  • Schneider Emblem
  • Limited Edition Schneider Friendship Card with new Skill "Pressure Monster" (Requires Appeal Mission)
12 Japan.png Toho Academy, Round 2 September 1st-14th, 2021
  • Support Campaign on Toho Route
  • Login Bonus
  • Titles "Righteous Fist", "Spring" and "All or Nothing"
  • Wakashimazu Emblem
  • Limited Edition Hyuga Friendship Card with new Skill "Tiger Heart" (Requires Appeal Mission) (if not previously obtained)
  • Limited Edition Wakashimazu Friendship Card with new Skill "Insight" (Requires Appeal Mission)

Gallery[]

Main article: Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions/Gallery

Confirmed U-16 teams

Trivia[]

  • According to Katsuaki's answer to 3DJuegos[1], it is not certain if Spain will be added to the game since, at the moment, it is only confirmed that the game will feature only the ten confirmed national teams for the Junior Youth World Challenge. But, anything is possible in the future depending on community feedback, and Bandai Namco will try to see it happen, depending on game reception.
    • Wave 1 DLC later confirmed the possibility of adding players without adding their national teams, as Levin, Bunnag and Espadas were all added without adding Sweden, Thailand or Mexico.
  • The design style will have some reminiscent of Takahashi's manga, but the color palette will be truthful to the 2018 TV series, including the multicolor spikes from some major characters.

External links[]


Notes[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Analysis and Interview from 3DJuegos, in the Spanish language
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Denotes a school who has a story campaign in either Episode of Tsubasa or Episode of New Hero (Otomo added with Wave 1 DLC in December 2020, Nankatsu added with Wave 2 DLC on March 11, 2021, Hanawa added with Wave 3 DLC on April 21, 2021)
  3. Captain Tsubasa : Rise Of New Champions - New goalkeeper info and a BIG surprise Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe
  4. DLC Wave 2 Announcement Captain Tsubasa : Rise Of New Champions on Twitter
  5. DLC Wave 3 Announcement Captain Tsubasa : Rise Of New Champions on Twitter
  6. Ligue 1 Uber Eats’ jerseys coming to Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe
  7. @CptTsubasaRONC: "Train with Hyuga and collect event login bonuses this week to prepare for the first online event focused on Toho Academy, starting on January 27th! #CaptainTsubasa" Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions on Twitter
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