Japanese game developer CYBIRD Co., Ltd. announced today that Diego Maradona will be the star player for its new football game BFB Champions: Global Kick-Off.

BFB Champions allows players to become the manager of a football club and compete in leagues and against players all over the world. It is a sequel to the acclaimed soccer game BFB 2016, which is currently available in Japan and Hong Kong on smartphones. BFB Champions features a new-improved game system and a range of new features, and will be released in the UK and Europe later this year.

BFB Champions: Global Kick-Off is a sequel to the Japanese smash-hit soccer game, BFB 2016 and is coming to smartphones in the west later this year. Diego Maradona will appear on publicity materials and as a 3D character in the game.

Diego Maradona needs no introduction: truly one of the greats of world football, revered or reviled depending on your footballing persuasion. Now, 30 Years after inflicting a world of hurt on English football, would-be managers can put him in their their own team or get revenge by beating rivals who have him in theirs.

Are you going to play with him? Or against him? You’ll first get to see Maradona in action in a teaser trailer recreating his famous ‘Goal of the Century’ against England in the 1986 World Cup.

You can also sign up for a special preregistration bonus campaign in order to unlock Diego Maradona as a player for their squad when the game is launched later this year:


About BFB Studio

BFB Studio is a development studio within CYBIRD, set up in April 2015 to develop and manage apps for smartphones. Its first title, BFB 2016 was a smash hit in Japan and Hong Kong where it was downloaded over 3 million times and built up a fiercely loyal fanbase. To build on that success, BFB Champions: Global Kick-Off is being developed for global release in the hope of putting a smile on the faces of footie fans all over the world.

About CYBIRD Co., Ltd.

Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo President and CEO: Kazutomo Robert Hori For more information, please contact: David McCarthy BFB Studio CYBIRD Co., Ltd.