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Inazuma Eleven disappears from North American release calendar


As quietly as it appeared, Nintendo's listing for an upcoming North American Inazuma Eleven release has vanished.

We first reported on this mystery game earlier this week. At the time Nintendo's latest release calendar listed a 3DS game titled simply "Inazuma Eleven" with a "Q1 2014" release window. This was exciting, given that this would be the first time the series had appeared in North America. That said, the listing seemed odd. Nintendo's only official mention of the game was in that calendar, and our attempts to reach the company for more information were met with silence.

Now the listing has disappeared. No reason is given for the disappearance and once again Nintendo seems unable or unwilling to comment on the situation. However, Nintendo has released new Inazuma Eleven footage. The clip you see above is an English-language trailer for the upcoming European release of Inazuma Eleven 3: Team Ogre Attacks. With that game scheduled to debut in February it seems likely that the now-missing North American calendar entry was erroneously referring to Inazuma Eleven 3: Team Ogre Attacks, though our attempts to reach Nintendo for either a confirmation or denial of this theory have so far been unsuccessful.

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