One Piece, FIFA 23: 10 “partner” games and World Cup animation series
news culture One Piece, FIFA 23: 10 “partner” games and World Cup animation series
Every four years, the world of football takes on a new dimension. This time, the Football World Cup regained its rights and titles from all walks of life joined the party. More or less linked, directly or indirectly involved, they all participate in their own way in the great masses of football.
- Blue Lock
- call of duty
- FIFA 23
- Giant Killing
- Inazuma Eleven
- One piece
- rick and morty
- Rocket League
You’ve been waiting for a while, it’s here! Started in 2018, this manga tells the story of a program called Blue Lock. The latter came after Japan’s brutal defeat against Belgium at the World Cup in Russia. It aims to train the best possible striker, the one who will take the Japanese national team to the top of the world. For the 2022 World Cup, this title written by Kaneshiro Muneyuki and drawn by Nomura Yusuke has been given a special treatment. In fact, the latter is the subject of a collaboration between the Japanese football federation and Adidas. Thus, the protagonists of the manga were able to promote the home jersey of the selection dedicated to the tournament currently being played in Qatar. But beware, the tunic, with an origami theme, is not THE Blue Lock jersey, as we read everywhere. This unusual meeting was only the result of a communication campaign.
call of duty
In the last two FPS published by Activision, you have the chance to include a… soccer player! Qualified for the World Cup in Qatar, Lionel Messi arrived with weapons in hand and a bulletproof vest as a shirt. In the remake of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and in Warzone 2.0, the Argentinian number 10 comes in the form of an avatar, through a short trailer. In the end, we noticed an unexpected scene where the Paris Saint-Germain player wanders the battlefield. A supplement of items called the Messi Operator Bundle has been available since November 29. There are weapon skins in the colors of Argentina as well as an attack tank customized for the occasion.
A reference football game for a long time, Pro Evolution Soccer had to change its image. Better known as PES, the Konami franchise has been left behind by its rival Electronic Arts and its baby FIFA for ten years. To target a new audience, the game went free-to-play in the fall of 2021. Now called eFootball, the title no longer releases a new opus every year, but now offers new updates. In addition, the game offers a season and event system. For the 2022 World Cup, Konami featured the second season of 2022 and its “Football Festival”. A theme to which is added an unprecedented event: the International Cup. Launched on November 17, its aim is to offer an event reminiscent of the world trophy, but without an official license.
Yes, the Electronic Arts license owns the rights to the queen competition. To participate in a virtual World Cup, all you have to do is turn on FIFA 23. In addition, this new opus should be the last in collaboration with the eponymous international football federation. In this game, you can compete in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar through the dedicated mode. Available from the beginning of autumn in free DLC, it offers to play all the countries qualified for the competition, online or offline. Small change, the title also offers to compete with the female equivalent of this competition. A tournament that will take place in Australia and New Zealand from July 20 to August 20, 2023.
The initiative is less significant than in 2018, but it is still present in the Epic Games game. Remember, Fortnite A new landmark in the form of a football stadium was featured four years ago. For this new edition of the world, the risks taken are not so great. In fact, the Battle Royale map is not affected. This year, it’s the store that showcases original skins, emotes, accessories and dances. Specially designed for the event, they will allow you to show a fan scarf above your head or have unique outfits in the colors of the most popular selections. Dedicated quests are also available.
Like Blue Lock, the manga Giant Killing participate in the promotion of Japan’s official selection jersey. The latter is a unique model. Designed with an origami theme, this is the World Cup white away kit associated with them. The design of the latter has no link except for a communication operation. Started in January 2007, Giant Killing is still published and has more than 60 volumes. This work tells the story of a Japanese top division bottom-ranking team. Serious about the difficulty, the latter made a bold bet to try to avoid attachment. Former club legend Takeshi Tatsumi was called up to coach East Tokyo United. The former player is training in coaching in England. There he managed an amateur club where he was very successful.
The most popular football anime of recent years will not miss the party! Originally from a video game, one of the franchise’s iconic characters Inazuma Eleven invited to the party. Obviously, the brilliant striker Axel Blaze kind of encrusted Nike advertising for the world. In the end, we see some obvious nods to pop culture. Among other things, the short film evokes the notion of the Multiverse. It features a machine that might strongly remind one of the one seen in the last Avengers or the Ant-Man movies. For a while, the announcement even took on the aesthetics of 8-bit games.
For One piece, the World Cup is interested in merchandising. In fact, the 712N Studio brand produces a series of figurines that combine the world of One Piece and the football world cup. So, you can find Sanji with Messi flocked Argentina jersey, Zoro with Cristiano Ronaldo tunic or even Luffy with Neymar Jr. At about 37 cm tall, they are 1/6 scale. As a reminder, Eiichiro Oda’s manga already has the rights to a football version. It was during the 2002 World Cup taking place in South Korea and Japan. A special episode where you can see the characters of the work that feels like the round ball is made by Toei Animation.
rick and morty
rick and morty Qatar’s turf has been trodden since the start of the competition. In fact, they are the author of some great goals. You don’t believe it? Well, you’d be right to suspect, because in practice, their crampons do all these tasks. In fact, the main series of Adult Swim inspired the latest products from Adidas. The X Speedportal is a shoe with an aesthetic and design inspired by the animated series. Currently, it is worn by players such as Lionel Messi or Manuel Neuer. To be exact, the pair ditched their debut neon green color, in reference to Rick’s portal, for more standard colors. Some are gold, while others have rainbow patterns. The goalkeeper of the German selection wore them in particular to show his opposition to discrimination related to sexual orientation present in Qatar.
It is one of the most iconic football games in recent years. All without really one… Rocket League don’t miss the world event. This is why Psyonix game and Nike made a partnership for the occasion. Coinciding with the World Cup in Qatar, the car game offers new content. For example, it is possible to unlock stickers in the colors of national teams. Packs of Nike items inspired by two different Ronaldos, the Brazilian and the Portuguese, are also present. They appear as cosmetic items inspired by the Mercurial cleats worn by these players. Finally, a set of challenges and adventures, Fan Clash: Nike FC Cup, allows players to win exclusive items.