Konami reveals Teammate system for PES 2012
Konami's revealed the Teammate Control system for Pro Evolution Soccer 2012, which will allow users to move two on-field players at once.
Konami states this new system will give users complete control over secondary players while the runner has the ball and represents "an astonishing advance for the series".
It further revealed the teammate system works in two ways and has two modes on offer:
"The Teammate Control system works in two ways, with users pressing the right analogue stick in the direction of the player they wish to control. The Assisted mode allows the user to activate a second player by depressing the R3 button, and allows users to get to grips with the greater level of control via effective running movements.
"Greater control is offered by the Manual mode, wherein the user has complete freedom of movement of the second player, and can make shuttle runs, find space, and shake off markers before calling for the pass from the player still with the ball.
"The player will then revert to computer control when the R3 button is released, and can also be used to override any AI runs the player wants to cancel. Both can be affected at any time, so players can make moves without waiting for a pass to be completed."
Konami also revealed details about some other changes it's made to PES 2012. Penalties will revert to a behind the taker view in the game, and that shot feints and the Challenge Training mode will be making a comeback.
"The addition of Teammate Control is something we have been working on for a while now, and we are delighted that it will make its debut in PES 2012," said PES European team leader Jon Murphy.
"We have been building to create a control system that truly lets the player do whatever they like on field, and the ability to manually control a second player while simultaneously running with the ball opens all kinds of attacking options."
He signed off by saying this is the start of a major new era for PES:
"This is the start of a major new era for PES. In the coming weeks we will detail more on how the ever-popular Master League has evolved, and will be unveiling the new face of the series."
PES 2012 launches this autumn for PS3, 360, Wii, PC, PSP and PS2.