Inazuma Eleven Eiyuutachi no Great Road
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Inazuma Eleven Eiyuutachi no Great Road (イナズマイレブン 英雄(えいゆう)たちのグレートロード, Inazuma Irebun Eiyuutachi no Gurēto Rōdo, lit. Inazuma Eleven: Great Road of Heroes), or simply Inazuma Eleven Great Road, is the next game in the main Inazuma Eleven series. The game is slated to be released in 2021.

The game was originally announced as Inazuma Eleven Ares no Tenbin (イナズマイレブンアレスの天秤(てんびん), Inazuma Irebun Aresu no Tenbin, lit. Inazuma Eleven: Scale of Ares)

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Information about the series was first released in a Nico Video Stream on June 24, 2016. The series started on an island shaped like the Japanese letter イ, which is the first letter of Inazuma Eleven, but the setting quickly changed to Inazuma Town. Hino Akihiro confirmed that the series will take place during Endou's era, meaning no Keshin or interstellar exploits. This allows the story to focus on youth soccer exclusively, instead of school life or pro leagues like in the previous series.

The series, Inazuma Eleven Ares no Tenbin, was officially announced in "LEVEL-5 VISION 2016: New Heroes" with the game, the anime and the toys in development. The series takes place in a parallel world of the second game where the alien attack didn't happen. The original Raimon members are spread across the country to strengthen teams as a "reinforcement committee". Instead of having three main characters from the same team, they are spread across three different schools, Inamori Asuto from Inakuni Raimon, Haizaki Ryouhei from Seishou Gakuen and Nosaka Yuuma from Outei Tsukinomiya.

The game was planned to release in Summer 2018 but got multiple delays (Fall 2018, Winter 2018 and after May 2019). The anime series and its sequel, Inazuma Eleven Orion no Kokuin, eventually ended while the game is still under development.

In September 2019, just before the airing of Orion no Kokuin's final episode, Hino announced that they decided to changed its name to Inazuma Eleven Eiyuutachi no Great Road, to add more story of the characters outside the Ares no Tenbin series, and planned to release it in Spring 2020.

Eiyuutachi no Great Road

In April 2020, Hino announced an upcoming plan for the new game. Instead of following the Ares no Tenbin story as originally planned, the game will have a completely new storyline, it will be a remake of the Football Frontier arc from the original Inazuma Eleven, while features characters from GO series and Ares no Tenbin series as part of the same timeline. The story will focused on the new protagonist, Sasanami Unmei, the soccer-loving boy with a mental trauma which makes him unable to play soccer, who decided to join Raimon soccer club as a manager after he met Endou Mamoru. The game is now delayed to 2021.

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