The Inazuma Eleven series is unlikely to be well-known outside of Japan due to significant delays in localisation for European releases, while North America has missed out entirely. With the second title's Inazuma Eleven 2 Firestorm and Blizzard dual-release due at the end of this week in Europe, it may surprise some that the fifth entry in the series has just been confirmed for Japan.

With three DS entries already released, Inazuma Eleven GO brought the series to 3DS in December 2011, and the follow up has already been confirmed in Coro Coro Comics. As translated by Andriasang, Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stone will follow the events of the first 3DS title, with the hero Tenma returning to school. Details around the game include characters such as Fey Rune, a boy who's come from the future and Wonderbat, an android teddy bear. With villains trying to take football — or soccer for those of you outside Europe — from the world, its up to the heroes to travel through time and save the sport they love.

It's also worth mentioning that Wonderbat the android teddy bear will change colour from blue to pink when excited, serving as an 'Exciting Gauge'. Those of us outside Japan may need to wait a long time for this title, but surely Wonderbat alone will make it worth the price of admission.