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Cult DS football game shoots to UK

Dominic Sacco
Cult DS football game shoots to UK

Japanese sales success Inazuma Eleven will hit UK shelves on August 26th, three years after its original release.

It’s an RPG-style football game for DS with over-the-top moves and over 1,000 in-game players to choose from. It originally went on sale in Japan in August 2008 and entered the sales charts at No.3.

Since then the series – developed by Professor Layton studio Level-5 – has sold well in Japan. The third title went on sale last year and topped the Japanese All Formats chart at release.

Inazuma Eleven is also a manga TV series that broadcasts in Asia and parts of Europe. It aired for the first time in the UK yesterday on Disney XD.

The DS title features four-player multiplayer, Nintendo Wi-Fi connectivity, an RPG-style storyline and special moves such as flying ice kicks and strikers that can teleport across the pitch. 

A small number of copies of Inazuma Eleven were sent out to some UK retailers earlier this year in error, reports Nintendo Life.

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Tags: Nintendo , Japan , ds , tv , level-5 , football , rpg , Inazuma Eleven , Manga , Disney XD

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