Konami Formally Announces Pro Evolution Soccer 11

May 4, 2010Written by Zak Islam

Every installment in the Pro Evolution Soccer franchise from Konami is widely regarded as the best football video game on the market, mainly due to its incredible realism and control. However, PES 2011 will take the series to completely new heights and undergo the biggest changes in the franchise’s history.

One of these new features, is an all new power bar which allows players to determine the exact strength and placement of passes and shots. Other features include extended AI routines designed to place every move and decision in the player’s hands. Also new to the series is an online Master League mode.

European PES Team Leader for Konami Digital Entertainment, Jon Murphy explains why PES 2011 will be the best in the franchise:

It was time for PES to transform, and PES 2011 represents the most ambitious redesign in the series’ history, 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.

This is just the tip of the iceberg for PES 2011. We have some significant announcements still to come regarding game modes and gameplay functions. The first footage of the new game perfectly showcases the new animation and freedom elements that beat at the heart of the new game. We are confident that PES 2011 will both surprise and delight football fans. They are going to have to relearn how they play, as this is a very different game, but I am confident it will blow them all away.

PES 2011 is currently scheduled for a release this fall for multiple platforms including the PS2, PS3 and PSP. Check out the first debut trailer of the football game below: