Level-5 announces worldwide release for Inazuma Eleven: Victory Road, set to release in 2023 for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices

During its Level-5 Vision 2023 event, Level-5 has formally announced a worldwide release for Inazuma Eleven: Victory Road, set to launch for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices in 2023.

Victory Road was originally announced as Inazuma Eleven Ares back in 2016, but frequent delays and infrequent updates about the soccer RPG left uncertainty in the state of the game, let alone if Level-5 would manage to release an English localization. It looks like patience will finally pay off with a release later this year. 

A new trailer, description, and screenshots can be found below, The official website is here.

A brand new Inazuma Eleven game, returning to its roots!

Play through Story Mode with a new protagonist, and meet all characters from the series' long history in Chronicle Mode!

Story Mode

Unmei Sasanami - A boy who yearns for a world without soccer.
Haru Endo - A soccer mosnter who stands atop of the world.

Their encounter marks the start of a magnificent tale.

Thanks to friends he met at Nagumohara Junior High, Unmei manages to regain his passion for Soccer. Together, they try to revive the neglected soccer club.

Will the be able to topple Raimon Junior High, the reigning champions?

An underdog story about overcoming hardships, growth, and challenging the very strongest! That is the new Inazuma Eleven!

Chronicle Mode

Face off against Inazuma Eleven's Past

Including over 4500 characters from the series' past! Every single player will be making an appearance!

*Includes characters from different versions, releases, and season passes.
*Excluding characters from some collaborations, etc.


  • A Brand New Caravan - The Inazuma V Caravan can travel through time to observe all of Inazuma history!
  • Traverse the Chronicle Competition Routes to battle against teams of the past in Inazuma History Town!
    • Winning these matches earns you the characters' Bond Stars!
  • You can unlock new characters by using Bond Stars in The Player's Universe!
  • Unlocked characters will appear in the Bond Alley! If you fulfill the requirements of the Bond Network, they can become your ally!
  • Play the way you want in Freestyle Play!

Animation Produced by MAPPA

The in-game cutscenes and other animation were produced in collaboration with the animation studio MAPPA. The game features more hours of full-blown animation than ever, elevating the story, and making it even more dramatic and enjoyable.

Inazuma Eleven: Victory Road Artwork and Screenshots