PES 2018 Launches on September 12 for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PC

May 17, 2017 Written by Jason Dunning

PES 2018 is releasing on September 12 in North America and September 14 in Europe for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC, Konami announced today.

Featuring the franchises’s biggest advancements in over a decade, PES 2018 includes realistic visuals, online co-op, Random Selection Match, a presentation overhaul, and more, with no part of the game left untouched.

Here’s the most notable changes in PES 2018:

Gameplay Masterclass

The world renowned gameplay quality has been finely tuned and refined to recreate the authenticity of the beautiful game, including a more realistic game pace. Strategic dribbling gives the user significantly more control in possession, with the addition of contextual shielding to protect the ball, as well as simple stick controls triggering realistic, subtle movements, to wrong foot defenders. Real Touch+ adds a new dimension to ball control, with full body touch allowing various parts of the body to control the ball based on the unpredictability of the ball movement. Set pieces have been reworked with a new FK and PK system, alongside the option to choose the new one player kick off.

Enhanced Visual Reality

Realistic visuals recreate the authenticity of football, all the way down to the finer details thanks to Real Capture. The benefits include true-to-life stadium lighting for day and night matches, pitch turfs and player tunnels that were recreated from more than 20,000 intricate elements of genuine data collected at the Camp Nou and Signal Iduna Park. Players have been motion captured in equally realistic environments, allowing for a complete rework of the animation system, starting with core movement such as walking, turning and body posture. Additionally, player models have been completely changed, with special attention paid to kit fitting and short size. Player’s photo scanned from partner teams will receive full body tattoos.

Online Co-Op

A new mode dedicated to 2v2 and 3v3 co-op play, with support for local guests. Play together with friends, take your team to the top or simply have some fun via one-off casual matches.

New Modes and Features

The fan favorite Random Selection Match returns with new presentation and features. Experience life as manager in Master League with pre-season tournaments, an improved transfer system and new presentation elements, including pre-match interviews and locker room scenes.

Presentation Overhaul

Brand new in-game redesign to the UI for all menus, as well as real player images added to the gameplan screen and myClub, give the game a new broadcast feel.

PES League Integration

Compete in PES League in new modes including myClub, Random Selection Match and Online co-op.

Konami also says the PC version has undergone substantial enhancements in graphics and content, and will meet “the high quality of its PS4 counterpart.”

The full trailer for PES 2018 will arrive on June 13 during E3 2017.

By pre-ordering the PES 2018 FC Barcelona Special Edition digitally on PS4, Xbox One, or Steam right now, you’ll receive 1,000 myClub coins, five myClub player agents, and more.

[Source: Konami, PESPlayStation Blog via Gematsu]