news culture One Piece, FIFA 23: 10 “partner” games and animation series of the World Cup
Every four years, the world of football takes on a whole new dimension. On this occasion, the Football World Cup regains its rights and titles from all walks of life join the party. More or less linked, directly or indirectly involved, they all participate in their own way in the great mass 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 it, it’s here! Started in 2018, this manga tells the story of a program called Blue Lock. The latter comes after the cruel defeat of Japan against Belgium during the World Cup in Russia. It aims to train the best possible striker, the one who will carry the Japanese national team to the roof of the world. For the 2022 World Cup, this title written by Kaneshiro Muneyuki and drawn by Nomura Yusuke was given special treatment. Indeed, the latter was 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, which has an origami theme, is not THE Blue Lock jersey, as we have read everywhere. This unusual meeting is solely the result of a communication campaign.
call of duty
In the last two FPS published by Activision, you have the opportunity to embody a… football player! Qualified for the World Cup in Qatar, Lionel Messi arrives with weapons in hand and a bulletproof vest as a jersey. 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, via a short trailer. In the latter, we observe an unexpected scene where the Paris Saint-Germain player wanders around 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 assault tank customized for the occasion.
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 competitor Electronic Arts and its baby FIFA for ten years. To target a new audience, the game became 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 has highlighted 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 goal is to offer an event reminiscent of the world trophy, but without having the official license.
Yes, it is the Electronic Arts license that owns the rights to the queen competition. To participate in a virtual World Cup, all you have to do is turn on FIFA 23. Furthermore, this new album should be the last in partnership with the eponymous international football federation. In this game, you can compete in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar through a dedicated mode. Available since the beginning of autumn in free DLC, it offers to play all the nations qualified for the competition, online or offline. Small innovation, the title also offers to compete in the female equivalent of this competition. A tournament that takes 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 on the Epic Games game. Remember, Fortnite featured a new landmark in the form of a football stadium four years ago. For this new edition of the world, the risks taken are less great. Indeed, the map of Battle Royale is not affected. This year, it’s the store that presents original skins, emotes, accessories and dances. Specially designed for the event, they will allow you to brandish a fan scarf above your head or to have unique outfits in the colors of the most famous selections. Dedicated quests are also available.
Just like Blue Lock, the manga Giant Killing participated in the promotion of the official jersey of the Japanese selection. The latter is a unique model. Designed with the theme of origami, it is the white away kit of this World Cup associated with them. The design of the latter has no link other than a communication operation. Started in January 2007, Giant Killing is still being published and has more than 60 volumes. This work tells the story of a Japanese top division bottom-ranking team. Seriously in difficulty, the latter made a daring bet to try to avoid relegation. Former club legend Takeshi Tatsumi has been called up to coach East Tokyo United. The former player had gone to train in coaching in England. There he supervised an amateur club with which he had been particularly successful.
The most famous football anime of recent years was not going to miss the party! Initially from a video gameone of the iconic characters of the franchise Inazuma Eleven invited to the party. Clearly, the brilliant striker Axel Blaze type encrusted in Nike advertising for the world. In the latter, we find several obvious nods to pop culture. Among other things, the short film evokes the notion of the Multiverse. It highlights a machine that could strongly remind one of the one seen in the last Avengers or in the Ant-Man films. For a few moments, the announcement even takes on the aesthetics of 8-bit games.
For One Piece, the World Cup is interested in merchandising. Indeed, the 712N Studio brand is developing a series of figurines combining the world of One Piece and the football world cup. Thus, you will be able to find Sanji with a Messi flocked Argentina jersey, Zoro with Cristiano Ronaldo’s tunic or even Luffy in Neymar Jr. With a height of approximately 37 cm, they are on a 1/6 scale. As a reminder, Eiichiro Oda’s manga had already had the right to a football version. It was during the 2002 World Cup taking place in South Korea and Japan. A special episode where you could see the characters of the work feel the round ball had been produced by Toei Animation.
rick and morty
rick and morty have trod the lawn of Qatar since the start of the competition. In reality, they are already the authors of some beautiful goals. You do not believe in it ? Well, you’re right to be suspicious, because in practice it’s their crampons that do all these feats. Indeed, Adult Swim’s flagship series has indeed 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 usual colors. Some are golden, while others have rainbow patterns. The goalkeeper of the German selection had worn them in particular to show his opposition to discrimination linked to sexual orientation present in Qatar.
It’s one of the most iconic football games of recent years. All without really being one… Rocket League could not miss the world event. This is why the game of Psyonix and Nike have made a partnership for the occasion. In parallel 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 the 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 quests, the Fan Clash: Nike FC Cup, allows players to win exclusive items.