Level-5 president and CEO Akihiro Hino shared the first two screenshots of the video game version of Inazuma Eleven Ares during the second Inazuma Walker live stream today.
According to Hino, they decided to release these two images after hearing that fans wanted more information about the game. Inazuma Eleven Ares is a cross-media project and we’ve currently only been hearing about its anime TV series. However, Hino notes that the game is still in the early stages of development and that there may be some changes to what you see when the game releases. A platform for the title has yet to be announced.
Hino also showed something different from the above title—an Inazuma Eleven Everyday-esque smartphone game that appears to be in development.
Here is Level-5’s official English overview of Inazuma Eleven Ares:
Inazuma Eleven Ares is the seventh title in the Inazuma Eleven series, which has sold over eight million units worldwide to date. The story in Inazuma Eleven Ares will take place right after the series’ first title, Inazuma Eleven, and the story will be developed as a parallel world story. Although all 11 members of Raimon Middle School football team are new characters, some popular characters from previous series also appear in the trailer that was shown at “Level-5 Vision 2016” event. It was also revealed that there will be three protagonists, and the story will be developed from three different points of view — and there will be a new system known as a ‘sponsorship’ system, where corporate entities are entitled to become official sponsors of the football teams; this will be one of the key drivers of the story. As a part of this cross-media project, its TV series will air in Summer 2017, followed by its game release, toy release, and more. Its rollout plan outside of Japan is yet to be determined.
Thanks, Games Talk.