Konami Announces PES 2011 Release Date, New Style Of Free-Flowing, Open Football

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Konami have revealed the release date for their latest PES football game and detailed its new revamped gameplay style which should make the gameplay in PES an entirely new experience. More details below.

Following extensive consultation with the series fans and football fans all over the globe, PES 2011 ignites the series with a stunning collection of gameplay additions, control options and new aesthetics. Every aspect of the game has been honed and polished, with total freedom of play acting as the core ideal in the new game. To this end, PES 2011 introduces a power gauge for each player that allows the user to exactly place every pass, cross and shot. Balls can be placed anywhere with utter precision, while all new AI routines hand complete control over to the player.

PES 2011 also boasts over a 1000 new animations, with little touches such as players limbering up, married to subtle movements both on and off the ball that reflect the pace and power of a top-level match. Likewise, the new game also boasts a stream of new surprises and additions, ranging from smaller touches such as a new throw-in system that utilises the power gauge system, and simplified tactical selection, through to huge advances such as Master League Online, a radically overhauled Become A Legend service, and the addition of the Copa Libertadores – South America’s most illustrious competition.

They needed to step their game up and evolve the series to a whole new level after what EA has done with FIFA, PES teams in Europe and Japan have worked for hard to make sure this PES is beyond any other football game out there.

“We have been working on this, the ultimate evolution of PES to date, for a long time,so it is great to finally let people know when they can get their hands on it,” commented Jon Murphy, European PES Team Leader for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. “I think pretty much everyone knows that we have incorporated truly open gameplay in PES 2011, but it really has to be experienced for it to be appreciated. The Tokyo team has worked incredibly hard to create a game that is true to the series’ history, but takes it in new, exciting areas. Come October 8th, I hope that people will be lost in the game’s huge array of options and dazzled by its utterly compelling gameplay.”

PES 2011 will be released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on October 8th. Versions for Wii, PlayStation 2 and PSP will follow later that same October. Versions for Smart Phones will announced and detailed at a later date.

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