Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today revealed that fan-favorite Pro Evolution Soccer is due to return later this year.
Endorsed by renowned soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo,Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 claims to be the most faithful recreation of modern day soccer, with players modeled to match the running motions, the abilities and playing styles, and the flicks and turns of their real-life counterparts.
Tomoyuki Tsuboi, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., had this to say about the game:
“We’re excited to take Pro Evolution Soccer back to its roots, which is all about freedom and control.Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 is created, in part, by the vocal PES community, and with them, along with some new faces within the development team, we’re bringing in new features and gameplay mechanics that will invigorate the soccer community as a whole.”
Three key elements form the basis of Pro Evolution Soccer 2013’s innovations. The first element, FullControl (PES FC), offers control. It introduces the concept of freedom of movement and goes further with total freedom over ball control with subtle ways to receive the ball including traps and lifting past an attacker.
The second key element of Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 is the Player ID, which focuses on the individual characteristics and movements of each player. The very best players in Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 will be instantly recognizable via signature attributes, skills and tricks that bring them to life. Goalkeeping has also been totally invigorated via new animations and play styles.
New varieties of saves and reactions have been added to ensure the game’s keepers are in line with the efforts of real shot stoppers. This level of realism also extends to the game’s top-rated goalkeepers, with their moves to close attacks down, fling themselves to tip a shot past the post, and in-goal acrobatics benefiting from all new animations and AI. Speaking of AI,the last element is the ProActive AI, which unites the control and realism, with players that will respond and find space as befits those at the top of their games.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 will also boast better connectivity and atmosphere. The popular myPES application will extend the connectivity and communication between Facebook-using PES fans, while the game’s audio effects are being tied closer to the on-field action to provide the kind of buzz seen at top-tier matches, with crowds growing in excitement as their team starts to exert pressure.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 is returning to its roots. With emphasis on the individual skills of the world’s best players it gives the player total freedom to play any style of ball, any teammate, and anywhere on the pitch. It also includes full control over shots for the first time ever.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 will be available Fall 2012 on the PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, PC, PSP, 3DS and Wii.