Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 Now Available

KONAMI today announced that Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 is now available on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. The newest edition of the long-running series marks the most radical revamp in the history of the franchise, offering the most compelling gameplay to date.

“With Pro Evolution Soccer 2011, we have reinvigorated the series with the most advanced set of gameplay improvements and additions, control options, and successful implementation of real-world soccer to-date, “ said Shinji Hirano, President of KONAMI (Americas). “Our goal was to stay true to the Pro Evolution Legacy and we know sports fans will enjoy the latest edition to one of our longest-running franchises.”

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 delivers an experience that adheres to the core values of the franchise: skill, realism and freedom to play. With the 2011 release, the freedom to play element has been extended via new AI routines designed to place every move and decision in the player’s hands. The new, specially designed control system allows total control over every element of play. Soccer balls can now travel absolutely anywhere with surgical precision thanks to a 360-degree passing ratio that offers unprecedented levels of control over every pass, shot, and throw-in.

The game is further enhanced with the addition of new camera angles and over 1000 new animations that have been added to emphasize the stunning visuals, slickness and variety of movement that a real match showcases. Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 also debuts online elements for its praised Master League where players can bid against each other for the world’s best players and build a squad that can compete with the best against online peers from across the globe. Additionally, big game atmosphere is guaranteed with stunning crowds and a wide range of chants and cheers tied into the on-field action. These are just a few of the numerous upgrades and enhancements that will bring fans and sports gamers closer to the real thing than ever before.

Adding to the real-world elements of the franchise, Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 brings back an all-star cast of some of today’s biggest soccer celebrities from across the globe. Lionel Messi will return as the game’s cover star, and Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 has expanded its exclusive UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League elements, as well as added the Copa Libertadores, South America’s most influential and important club-based competition. The game will once again feature play-by-play commentary in Latin American Spanish from Christián Martinoli and Luis Garcia; and for the first time, PES 2011 will feature play-by-play commentary from famed Brazilians Silvio Luiz and Mauro Beting.

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