More than two years since Level-5’se soccer/RPG series debuted in Japan, Nintendo has announced plans to publish the first Inazuma Eleven game in Europe on January 28. It makes sense considering the franchise’s anime tie-in has been playing in that region for several months now — the U.K. won’t get the title until the anime begins airing there.
This is no guarantee the game will make it to the States, as the sport isn’t popular here, and it’s not like the translated versions of Last Window or the Tingle RPGs ever crossed the pond either. But hey, at least there will be an English edition somewhere out there, and those willing to pay import prices will be able to play it in North America.
In other Level-5 news, shots of Ni no Kuni’s DS box and bundled book on display at stores, after the break!: