Konami announce PES 2010, loads of new features touted

Konami has announced PES 2010 will be coming this autumn (we expected that didn’t we?) for PS3, Xbox 360, PC, PSP, and PS2. Konami boast that this version of the game will have a huge raft of new features – more than any other entry in the history of the series

Gameplay will change, boasting more strategic play and quick reactions. Visuals have “undergone a major visual revamp” as well, which hints the look of the game could now finally change, as it has not been all that impressive since the move to this generation of consoles. Animation and player movement will also see an upgrade.

Advanced match-day atmosphere will be on show too, with new chants an different reactions from the crowd available. AI will be upgraded as well, with more emphasis on “midfielders and defenders [working] together to cover open space and close down attacks.” The way the penalty system works will also be upgraded to be more realistic.

Konami has boasted there will be much more downloadable content for this version of the game as well, with team and content updates planned throughout the game’s lifespan.

We have been monitoring feedback and comments on the progression of the PES series for some time now, and PES 2010 will see us implementing a great deal of the ideas players have been requesting,” commented Naoya Hatsumi, Producer for PES Productions at Konami Digital Entertainment Japan. “We aim to make PES 2010 a more user-friendly, immediate experience that places the emphasis on getting straight into the gameplay for which the series is famed. PES 2010 will look better, will play better, and will recreate real football as closely as the current hardware will allow.

The preparations for PES 2010 have been in place for some time now, with the reorganization and increase of the Tokyo-based studio allowing expert teams to concentrate on their particular area,” commented Jon Murphy, PES European Team Leader. “We are now in a better position to implement the greatest raft of changes and improvements to the series we have seen, and thank the PES community for their input.”