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“Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team” is heading West

KLab Inc. will bring their football (soccer) game Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team to world later this year, and they’re beginning their pre-kickoff event, a slightly unusual pre-registration campaign. Players are encouraged to follow the game’s official social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook as a method of pre-registering. As a pre-registration reward, KLab will give players a SSR in game card and 25 Dreamballs (the game’s premium currency). They have stated that “Every player who logs in to the game will receive” the bonus items, making no distinction between between those who follow them on social media and those who do not. KLab is also giving away some physical items as part of a social media campaign, those interested should check out their Twitter feed.

Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team lets players collect characters from the long running series and create their own dream team. That team will then go up against the AI or other players in online matches. Those looking for an action game might be disappointed, as users have users have limited control over how matches play out once they have fielded their team. The main action that gamers will be able to take during matches is making decisions on actions for their players in certain situations during play.

Captain Tsubasa began as a series in the manga anthology Weekly Shonen Jump in 1981. Since then it has seen numerous sequels, anime series and movie adaptions, and games. The series has never quite caught on outside of Japan as some other popular manga, and many of the games have not been released in the West.

Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team is scheduled to be released sometime in December 2017, though it does not have a firm release date. The game will be free and contain in app purchases. Here is a trailer with more information:

Interested? Check out the Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team official website.

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