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StreetPass for PES 3D will help "players who aren't good at playing against other people," says Enomoto

Pro Evolution soccer visionary Shinji Enomoto has told Nintendo president Satoru Iwata that when creating PES for 3DS, the team wanted fans of the series to experience new things when playing it, and give those new to it a way to get good at it.

Speaking in the latest edition of Iwata Asks, Enomoto said the addition of SteetPass with 3DS will help "players who aren't good at playing against other people."

"First, I think returning PES fans will be able to experience new things and a realism that hasn't been there before," said Enomoto. "We gave our best to deliver in those areas, so we want people to pick the game up, look, and be amazed. By and large, PES fans tend to really love football, and many of them actually play themselves. We created the game in such a way that even those fans would be able to experience new things when playing it.

"For the new players, I think there have conventionally been places that made them feel the operation skills required for football games were too difficult. This time, though, we've put in a competition function that utilities StreetPass. So they can play a lot on their own, strengthen their team, and enjoy StreetPass matches.

"For example, with other multiplayer or online games, the main goal is to play for your own satisfaction, where there are no clear winners or losers. Unlike other games, when you play against people in football games there will be a winner and a loser whether you like it or not.

"People who aren't good at playing against other people have a hard time winning. That's why we prepared another way of playing; where you can strengthen your team by playing against the computer, then win in StreetPass. "

PES 2011 3D hits US shelves two days before 3DS does, while the game will be making a day-and-date release with 3DS in Europe.

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