Inazuma Eleven kicks onto 3DS later today

Nintendo is bringing a fresh franchise to North American shores by introducing its audiences to Inazuma Eleven. Today's Nintendo Direct showed some new footage of Level-5's downloadable game based on the popular Japanese anime franchise, which offers a bizarre combination of RPG elements and soccer.

Players can raise their team's levels in order to earn special moves to use on the soccer field, such as a giant ethereal hand to aid your goalie. Those looking to try out this interesting mix can do so very soon, as Inazuma Eleven will hit the Nintendo 3DS eShop later today.