Inazuma Eleven (イナズマイレブン Inazuma Irebun, "Lightning Eleven") is a series role-playing sports video game for the Nintendo DS developed and published by Level-5. It was released on August 22, 2008 in Japan. A European release was confirmed by Nintendo and was released on January 29, 2011, three years after the Japanese release. The UK release was held back to 26 August, 2011 for marketing reasons. The first game saw its North American and Australian debut via the Nintendo 3DS eShop updated re-release in February 13, 2014 directly after that month's Nintendo Direct announcement, in which the re-release also occurred in Europe (with exemption of the UK) during the same period. Since the first game's original launch, it has received two sequels for the Nintendo DS; Inazuma Eleven: Firestorm / Blizzard and Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen, as well as three spin-offs for the Wii: Inazuma Eleven Strikers, Inazuma Eleven Strikers 2012 Xtreme, and Inazuma Eleven GO Strikers 2013. The third sequel to the main series, which takes place 10 years after the events of the third game, Inazuma Eleven GO, is available on the Nintendo 3DS. An Inazuma Eleven manga based on the games began serialization in CoroCoro Comic on May 15, 2008, while an anime based on the games, produced by OLM, started airing on October 5, 2008. Mitsui has also created a collectible card game tie-in. The game served as the debut of a J-pop idol group, Twe'lv.