The latest issue of CoroCoro Comic
has taken a long, hard look at Level-5
's forthcoming soccer RPG, Inazuma Eleven
. Mostly this involves displaying large quantities of the title's pretty fantastic character art (there's a definite Layton
feel to it), but there are a number of screenshots dotted about the pages.
These show off several aspects of the title, from your common or garden dialog screens to shots of the matches that take place (and in which players control the movement of players by drawing on the touchscreen). Combining soccer with a real-time SRPG is fascinating to us, not to mention ridiculously original
-- the closest comparison we can think of is International Superstar Soccer 2000
for the Nintendo 64, which included RPG-lite elements in its single-player mode, but nothing quite as in-depth as Inazuma Eleven
Anyway, we digress: Jeux France was kind enough to pop CoroCoro
in the scanner and show us the entire preview, so hit the "Source" link below for the full skinny.