Who didn’t see this coming? Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) series will be making a return this year too, with Pro Evolution Soccer 2012. PES 2012 will feature improved off-the-ball movement, a deeper jostling mechanism and improved defence.

Improved AI movement

Improved AI movement

“For me, the ultimate aim in the ongoing PES series is to match what people see when they go to a match or watch a big game on TV with what they experience on their console,” explains Shingo ‘Seabass’ Takatsuka, the Creative Producer of the Pro Evolution Soccer series. “As such, in consultation with football fans across the globe, we have been working non-stop to isolate and determine how to make our game marry in with how real football is played. This is key to PES 2012, and key to providing the ultimate football experience within a console title.”

“Team work is what separates the world’s greatest teams from their peers, and is the hub of everything within PES 2012,” added Takatsuka. “PES 2012 focuses on the core elements of top-level football: attacking play, freedom of movement, the creation of space, and working together as a unit both up field and in defence. These elements combine to create a game that flows and ebbs like a real match, with individual shows of brilliance changing a game, and more control over every aspect of play within a wide-ranging yet instinctive control system. PES 2012 will turn the heads of fans everywhere.”

PES 2012 will be released for the PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PSP and PS2 by Autumn 2011. Until then, you can check out this announcement trailer below.


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