New Details for Inazuma Eleven Ares Emerge

An interview with the Level-5 president and CEO has revealed more information about the upcoming soccer RPG.

An interview with the Level-5 president and CEO, Akihiro Hino, has been released in the newest issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine. During the interview, Hino revealed a handful of new information about the upcoming Inazuma Eleven Ares, the newest game in the Inazuma Eleven soccer RPG series. The game is set to release after the start of the Inazuma Eleven Ares anime series.

Although the Inazuma Eleven series was originally intended for children, the developers are including more enjoyable features for older fans. Hino feels that Inazuma Eleven Ares has the potential to become as popular as Yo-Kai Watch (another series developed by Level-5) and hopes that everyone will play the new game. With the way development is progressing, players will be able to feel that they are truly playing a soccer game. The series' longtime feature of scouting players for your team will return and you will be able to scout players from the teams you have defeated.

It was decided that the game's scale was becoming too much for the Nintendo 3DS to handle, so the new game will be on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. In addition, Level-5 decided to support as wide a range of platforms as possible so that more people will get the chance to play the game. The game will also be supporting smartphones due to the needs of the current generation, though there will  likely be some differences in game design between the console and smartphone releases of the game.

Hino would like the game to have many different new features, including the ability to take screenshots. All assets the game is using are brand new, and there is a new player-related system that has not appeared in previous entries.

Inazuma Eleven Ares is slated for a Summer 2018 release in Japan for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android. At this time, it is currently unknown if the game will have an official release outside of Japan.

Stay tuned in to GameSkinny for more Inazuma Eleven Ares updates.


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Published Nov. 14th 2017

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