New Inazuma Eleven: Victory Road Features 4,500 Characters from Past Games

Inazuma Eleven: Victory Road Features 4,500 Characters from Past Games

Level-5 used its Vision 2023 Tsuzumi presentation to bring up more news about Inazuma Eleven: Victory Road for the Switch. The game has been through quite a bit in its lifespan, but now seems closer to release. At the end of the showcase, a full explanation and gameplay footage appeared. So did a 2023 release window.

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Inazuma Eleven: Victory Road is set at Nagasaki, Kyushu’s Nagumoharu Junior High. Players follow Unmei Sasanami, who gave up soccer. However, he gets pulled back into that world and the Soccer Summit by Haru Endo. They can then go through the story to become champions, recruiting over 4,500 characters from past games. However, there is also a Inazuma V Caravan that allows someone to “travel through history” to go through Chronicle Competition Routes based on past games.

There will be 5v5 games, with a freestyle mode. People can play in landscape or portrait modes, with quick actions that can use touch controls to play. You can create your own team of characters from the past and future. These can be used against “hidden” competitors too, as well as when playing online.

This is the latest trailer.

Here’s the full showcase, with the new Inazuma Eleven game appearing at the end.

As a reminder, this Inazuma Eleven game began life as Inazuma Eleven: Balance of Ares. That was announced back in July 2016. However, due to development issues, work restarted and it instead became Inazuma Eleven: Great Road of Heroes in September 2019. After further development over the years and during COVID, it eventually ended up renamed as Victory Road of Heroes, or Victory Road for short. Since then, more footage appeared and Level-5’s talked more about the project.

Inazuma Eleven: Victory Road of Heroes will come to the Nintendo Switch, PS4, and mobile devices in 2023.

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