Inazuma Eleven 3 Kicks Off in Europe on 27th September

The 3DS remaster, rather than DS original

Earlier in the year it was announced, in a Nintendo Direct broadcast, that Inazuma Eleven 3 would come to Europe this summer on the 3DS. By confirming a 3DS release, Nintendo made clear that it'd be publishing the remastered version of Level-5's original DS title, which in itself is part of a 3DS trilogy re-release of the first three main titles in Japan. As we suspected back then, Europe won't be receiving the new re-mastered trilogy, so it seems we'll have to settle for the existing DS localisations and just the third entry on the latest portable.

As with the second title there'll be two distinct versions, Inazuma Eleven 3: Lightning Bolt and Inazuma Eleven 3: Bomb Blast, each with slight variations; both arrive on 27th September. It's a football RPG series that thrives on offering a staggering range of customisations and content, and according to the press release for this new entry that's set to continue — over 2000 characters and 350 special moves are cited. This time around you're trying to become the greatest football team in the world — which should be easy — and Nintendo has confirmed that more details will be revealed ahead of release, including information on a set of Inazuma figurines that'll be made available.

Have any of you Europeans tried either of the DS releases that have come West, and are you looking forward to diving in for a footie-adventure on 3DS? Let us know in the comments below.