European gamers have become used to slow and steady localisations of Level-5's Inazuma Eleven games, with the lengthy process meaning the region is well behind Japan; football / soccer fans in North America have unfortunately been entirely left out of the franchise. It seems a pity, especially as the main entries are typically full-blooded, well-developed and enjoyable titles.

As an action RPG series it's had a prominent focus on story-telling, which led to Level-5 creating the GO spin-off franchise, which features different main characters in a setting 10 years after Inazuma Eleven 3. This alternative line is going to get its third entry in Japan, Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy, which will come in two flavours — Big Bang and Super Nova. As the name suggests, this one leaves Earth, with a spaceship traveling 188,000 light years to tell the team it has to win the Grand Celesta Galaxy tournament to avoid the obliteration of our home planet. This storyline is certainly suitable for those that like to treat their sport like defeat is the end of the world.

Both versions are due to arrive on 3DS in Japan this Winter, and hopefully in the West within the next 188,000 years.