Konami’s formally announced Pro Evolution Soccer 2011, with the firm promising “the most radical revamp” the series has ever undergone.
It’ll release this fall for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, Nintendo Wii, PSP and PC.
Some of the new features include a new AI for defenders and reworked player animations. But its biggest feature will be the debut of an online version of the series’s popular Master League.
Official modes for the UEFA Champions League and Europa League also return, while Copa Liberadores – South America’s own version of the Champions League – is also included.
“It was time for PES to transform, and PES 2011 represents the most ambitious redesign in the series’ history,” said Jon Murphy, Pro Evo team leader in Europe.
“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 recognizably PES at its heart, it is also the most radically improved version ever.”
Argentine Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi also returns to feature on the cover for the game.
The debut trailer and shots are below.