Captain Tsubasa: Rise Of New Champions Releases Free Demo On PlayStation®4 and Nintendo Switch™

20.January.2021 | ANIME&GAME

The official Twitter account for the association football game Captain Tsubasa: Rise Of New Champions announced the release of a free demo which hit PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5 and Nintendo Switch™ on Thursday (January 14). The demo offers a chance for players to experience the Tutorial and Versus modes.

Tutorial Mode

Versus Mode

The game is based on the popular sports anime and manga series Captain Tsubasa and features anime-style graphics. It features familiar faces and high-speed action from the series. It also comes as the series’ first ever action soccer game.

Tutorial Mode teaches players the basics of the game while Versus Mode allows them to play a match with one of the four teams including a 4-player online mode. This is a great opportunity for football lovers who have yet to play the game to try it out.

 

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