After the critical success of the Mario Golf inspired RPG Golf Story from developer Sidebar Games, we're all wondering just when we're going to get to play its next major release, Sports Story, with the game seemingly in limbo at the moment with no word on a firm release date.
If you really can't wait much longer, then Soccer Story from publisher No More Robots might just be able to fill the void.
Launching later this year for the Switch, Soccer Story bares multiple similarities with the aforementioned Golf Story, including its RPG mechanics and pixelated visuals (though Soccer Sports seems to implement some 3D elements with its environments).
Here's the official lowdown from No More Robots:
This sprawling open-world RPG asks you to use your head, with goal-oriented quests and side-missions to complete over 15+ hours of gameplay, and a huge range of activities and events to take part in.
Build your soccer career and do battle against the fiercest teams like literal sharks, toddlers, old-age pensioners and ninjas, while completing a single-player story full of quirky characters, quests, rogue refs and wacky soccer-adjacent sports.
On top of that, a four-player local multiplayer match mode with a full roster of teams and animal captains will make you dribble, and guarantee that Soccer Story remains a real keeper in your video game collection.
Does this one interest you in any way, or do you think it looks a bit too familiar for your liking? Let us know in the comments!