Tag Archives: pro evolution soccer
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | 05:32 BST
Konami has struck a deal with the Asian Football Confederation to bring the AFC Champions League into future Pro Evolution Soccer games. The Asian league will appear in a dedicated game mode, with players able to select one of the league’s 32 teams and battle it out for the cup. Both the AFC and Konami expressed their glowing admiration for each other and the PES franchise in a press release. The AFC draws on 46 member associations, and is itself one of the six global members of FIFA.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 | 12:34 BST
PES 2013 will feature 20 licensed Brazilian teams – including Corinthians and São Paulo – Konami has confirmed. The publisher has also revealed a new trailer starring Santos player Neymar.
Tue, Jul 24, 2012 | 08:12 BST
Fri, Jun 15, 2012 | 02:35 BST
Konami’s Jon Murphy seems fed up with the perception of Pro Evolution Soccer as second-best to EA Sports’ FIFA, when the latter owes so much to the former.
Mon, Jun 11, 2012 | 03:23 BST
EA Sports is yet to officially announce announce that a new installment in the FIFA franchise is in the works for next-gen consoles, but the label’s boss Andrew Wilson has stated that the company is “very well prepared” to go head-to-head with Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer.
Wed, May 30, 2012 | 14:49 BST
Team PES senior producer Naoya Hatsumi has said at a recent Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 event in Brazil the series will use Kojima’s Fox Engine when it goes next-gen.
Thu, May 17, 2012 | 09:30 BST
FIFA 13 producer David Rutter has said the development team is always “worried” over a possible comeback from Pro Evolution Soccer by Konami.
Wed, Jul 20, 2011 | 17:30 BST
Konami’s revealed the Teammate Control system for Pro Evolution Soccer 2012, which will allow users to move two on-field players at once.
Fri, Feb 18, 2011 | 05:55 GMT
Pro Evolution Soccer director Shinji Enomoto has revealed the extreme perfectionism his team brings to development, and commented that the series is not “even close” to capturing the real feel of football.
Thu, Jan 06, 2011 | 05:19 GMT
Fable III asks some very thought-provoking questions. Where do you draw the line between king and tyrant? Are a leader’s promises just empty words?
Fable Coin Golf, er, asks significantly less interesting questions.
Mon, Oct 18, 2010 | 12:57 BST
Konami’s just announced it’s bringing four 3DS titles to Europe, including Metal Gear Solid 3D: Snake Eater.
Thu, Oct 07, 2010 | 13:34 BST
Cheap is good. Football is great. What do you get when you combine the two? Amazing madness.
Sat, Oct 03, 2009 | 16:11 BST
Pro Evolution Soccer’s Shingo Takatsuka has confirmed to IGN that Natal and Sony’s wand will be implemented in future editions of the series.
“Up until 2009 we believed all the platforms should have the same controls and features,” he told the site. “That’s no longer the case, because there are specific controllers for different machines, what with Natal and the PlayStation motion sensor system. I cannot say much, but I can say we are looking at integrating those devices into our games very aggressively.”
Konami’s development team also plans to continue listening to PES players, whose feedback helps refine the new iterations of the game.
Hit the link for the rest.
Thu, May 14, 2009 | 21:38 BST
Konami has posted record sales figures for fiscal year ending March 31, 2009, with total sales reaching $3.24 billion which is a y-o-y increase of 4.2 percent.
Net income fell 40.7 percent ($114m) over last year, but revenue in the Digital Entertainment division increased 4.9 percent to $1.96 billion.
Worldwide, Metal Gear Solid 4 stood at 4.75 million units with Metal Gear Online claiming 1.3 million registered users, and the Pro Evolution Soccer series sold over 8.48 million units.
More numbers and figures are posted on Gamasutra.
Fri, May 01, 2009 | 12:11 BST
David Reeves plays Pro Evolution Soccer over FIFA, he’s told Eurogamer.
“I have to say – and I shouldn’t really say it, because someone from EA’s going to read this – but I guess I played Pro Evo from a way back and I’m stuck to it,” he said.
The bombshell was made in the exec’s final interview before leaving Sony as president.
There’s some funny stuff in there. Hit the link.
Thu, Apr 30, 2009 | 12:12 BST
EA Sports president Peter Moore told Eurogamer last week that there’s “distance” between the quality of FIFA PES.
The Konami game is now in EA’s “rear view mirror,” said the exec.
Moore, added that he’s demanding a Metacritic rating of 90 for this year’s version, up from the 87 accrued by FIFA 09.
“I want 90,” he said. “It’s a challenge, and as I said in the presentation, it’s not easy with sports games to continue to raise the bar every single year – and it’s half tongue-in-cheek as I know how difficult it is.”
More through the link.
Sun, Oct 12, 2008 | 18:11 BST
Speaking to CVG, PES dev boss Shingo ‘Seabass’ Takatsuka has said that not only does he consider the FIFA engine to be “really superb,” but he’d consider using it for the Konami soccer stalwart, given half the chance.
“I would think about it really seriously because I still believe that EA’s engine and animation is really superb, very good,” he said.
“The modelling of the characters is perhaps not really to my taste actually, so I might not take that part, but seriously, I think their engine and their motion style is really great.”
Blimey. Check out the full interview through the link.
Mon, Feb 04, 2008 | 22:04 GMT
Konami’s dropped the name “Winning Eleven” for it’s American soccer titles and will instead focus on the highly successful Pro Evolution brand, according to this. The next Konami football game for the American market is now called Pro Evolution Soccer 2008, and will release on March 11.