PES 2011: Pro Evolution Soccer to get radical overhaul

PES 2011 has undergone a massive overhaul, partly due to feedback from fans.

  • Lionel Messi, European and World Player of the Year, graces the cover of PES 2011. Competitions like the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League elements have been expanded and Copa Liberadores, South America’s most important club-based competition, has also been added to the game.

  • Although PES 2011 has seen many new concepts added to the solid franchise, it still contains much of what fans love about Pro Evolution. The new approach includes a specially designed control system that allows total control over most elements of play. The triangulation of passes and making space using clever runs becomes paramount and build-up play is everything. Likewise, dribbling and close control are tougher to master and the days of making streaking runs through the centre of the park are over.

  • The game’s difficulty level has been increased thanks to the greater control on offer, while new camera angles showcase the game’s stunning visuals and animation. Due to popular demand from fans, both referees and goal keepers have been improved in both aesthetic and AI terms, while an all-new commentary process has been implemented that offers a better and less repetitive overview of the proceedings.

  • According to Konami, no longer will assisted AI intervene during matches; users will now need to sense and react to threats and passes will not automatically reach the nearest player. Instead, all-new routines facilitate complete control both of the player and their chosen actions in every respect.

  • In the midst World Cup fever, Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has just announced the 2011 version of the popular Pro Evolution Soccer franchise. Set to be released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii, PlayStation 2 and PSP, PES 2011 has undergone a massive overhaul, partly due to feedback from fans.

    “It was time for PES to transform and PES 2011 represents the most ambitious redesign in the series’ history,” said Jon Murphy, European PES team leader for Konami. “We’ve continued to work closely with the fans to pinpoint what it is about football that PES didn’t do. Total freedom was the priority and all-new animation a must…it is also the most radically improved version ever.”

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  • The PES franchise has been known for its realistic gameplay and control. PES 2011 looks to reinvigorate the series with gameplay additions, control options and animations. The game introduces a power bar for each player that allows the user to determine the exact strength and placement of every pass and shot. Balls can now be spread absolutely anywhere with utter precision, with long balls into space, short passes to feet and intricate one-twos allowing the player to dictate play and control the tempo of a match.

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