If FIFA and PES aren’t doing it for you, then a flashier, more animated alternative is on the way.

Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions was announced Tuesday, and will bring its brand of arcade soccer to the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC later this year.

Produced by Bandai Namco, which specializes in licensed anime games, and based on the popular manga series from creator Yoichi Takahashi, the game will boast an aggressive but accessible style of soccer that will be featured across story, local versus, and online versus modes.

Development is being handled by Tamsoft, a studio known mostly for its work on niche Japanese titles such as the Senran Kagura series.

The game will also include subtitles in English, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese to accompany its Japanese voice-over for the Western market.

This isn’t the Captain Tsubasa series’ first foray into games, but Rise of New Champions will be its first console release in quite some time.

Bandai Namco didn’t release any more details outside of the announcement trailer and a brief overview, so stay tuned for more information.

SOURCES: Bandai Namco, Gamasutra

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Nick is a junior staff writer at GAW who loves hockey and a good RPG. The first game he played was Ice Hockey on a hand-me-down NES, and having grown up with the PS1, he knows the first three Crash Bandicoot games like the back of his hand and can recite every track from PaRappa the Rapper on the spot if you ask him to. Along with writing for GAW, Nick also works on the sports desk at the Philadelphia Inquirer. If he isn't on skates in his free time, he's probably trying to cycle through several 60-plus hour games at once.