Football RPG Inazuma Eleven must have done reasonably well for itself across Europe as Nintendo has announced the sequel is on the way in 2012.

The tentatively titled Inazuma Eleven 2 is to be split into two games, currently subtitled Firestorm and Blizzard, as it was in Japan upon its initial release back in 2009.

If you're not sure football roleplaying is for you — and the knowledge it's created by Professor Layton studio Level-5 doesn't do it for you — check out our Inazuma Eleven review to get you prepared for next year's follow-up.