Publisher NO MORE ROBOTS announced on August 12 the open world RPG SOCCER STORY. Compatible platforms are PC (Steam/Epic Games Store)/Nintendo Switch/PS4/PS5/Xbox One/Xbox Series X | S, and will be distributed in 2022. Also provided for Xbox Game Pass.
Soccer Story is an open world RPG with the theme of soccer. In the world of this work, the existence of soccer is in danger due to the calamity disaster. Since the event, Soccer Inc. (Soccer) does not allow people to kick a soccer ball, or even watch soccer balls.
In this work, the player will be a soccer savior in a world where such soccer sports are banned. As a magical soccer ball that suddenly appeared, it reminds people the wonderfulness of soccer and adventure to bring the world in harmony again. The published trailer allows you to see various environments such as beaches, forests, caves, and stadiums. Since this work is an open world game, you can freely adventure such areas.
This work has a lot of quests and side missions involved in the goal, and there is a volume of 15 hours or more in play time. In addition, you can participate in various activities and events. In the trailer, there are scenes such as kicking a soccer ball, hitting the goal placed in all sides, or performing a JRPG-style battle with a pass or shot as a weapon. It seems that not only soccer itself, but also various gameplay that kicks the ball.
Players will play their careers as soccer players and proceed with the story while playing games with various teams. In the game, unusual teams, such as sharks, infants, pensioners, and ninjas, appear. There are also scenes in trailers that help ghosts and be able to go to the tournament again. The players of their team may be gathering while doing quests.
In the trailer, it can be seen that the protagonist’s shoes are one of the collection elements. It seems that skills such as sliding tackle can be used depending on the type of shoes to be worn. There seems to be an element that upgrades the various statuses of the protagonists and teammates.
In addition, this work also includes a two-player match mode in local two. This mode is selected from the teams and animal captains that appear in this work and play soccer games. This work can be enjoyed as a casual soccer game.
PanicBarn, who works on this work, is a developer based in the UK, known for its immigration-themed dark comedy RPG Not Tonight series. Before the series, he released the mobile game game Tiki Taka Soccer series. Soccer Story is being developed as a work that combines Golf Story and Mario Strikers.
Soccer Story will be distributed in 2022 for PC (Steam/Epic Games Store)/Nintendo Switch/PS4/PS5/Xbox One/Xbox Series X | S Also provided for Xbox Game Pass. According to NO MORE ROBOTS, the seller is also planning to release the console version in Japan. On the other hand, Japanese support is undecided. The compatible language depends on the response to this work because we do not fully understand the popular countries of soccer. If there is a good response from Japan to this work, he will definitely consider Japanese localization.