Konami has announced the development of Pro Evolution Soccer 2011.
And, as if you hadn’t guessed already, the latest instalment of Konami’s long-running (and formerly prestigious) football series will be a “radical revamp.”
Fans have been calling on the publisher to close the gap between PES and the mightyfor a couple of years now and it seems Konami has been listening to the feedback. In PES 2011 you can expect over 1000 all-new animations, “enhanced” 360 degree passing, shot/pass and stamina gauges for every player, and improved physics.
The press release hints at a more simulation-based approach to the game too, with a more “considered pace of play” which will “burst into life” during counter-attacks. The difficulty has also been upped, with overhauled goalkeeper and outfield AI.
Most interesting of all (at least to us at IncGamers) is the new Master League mode which takes the experience online for the first time in the series’ history with players competing against each other to sign the best players and building teams to challenge their online peers.“It was time for PES to transform, and PES 2011 represents the most ambitious redesign in the series’ history,” commented Jon Murphy, European PES team leader for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH.“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. PES 2011 does both – indeed, they are directly linked to each other – and while the new game is recognisably PES at its heart, it is also the most radically improved version ever.”PES 2011 is due for release on PC, PSP, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii this autumn. Think it has what it takes to outclass FIFA? Let us know in the comments.