EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - November 3, 2009 - GOOOOOAL!! Pro Evolution Soccer is back and better than ever! Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced today that Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 has shipped to stores for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The latest iteration of the popular franchise scores with all new features, updates and improvements generated from fan feedback, making this the best PES game to date!
The most realistic soccer game on the planet - Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 - lives up to its name by delivering dramatic improvements in the amount of licensed content as well as in-stadium atmospheres and player likenesses. True soccer fans will recognize that the specific moves of real-life players - including cover athlete Lionel Messi - have been incorporated into this year's version, ensuring that they will feel that the actual player is on the field. Further building upon the games' realism, PES takes place on the largest stage in soccer - The UEFA Champions League. Additionally, the most robust online offerings in the history of PES will include team and content updates post launch.
With over 300 new movements added to the game, Pro Evolution Soccer 2010, features animations that have been greatly improved, including more individual skills also on show, such as new flicks and tricks. Several elements have been completely reworked as well, with the dribbling, turning and kicking animations greatly enhanced, including an intelligent revision to the passing game. Passes made on the run will realistically differ from passes made at a stand-still. This year's version also focuses on enhanced excitement of matches between players, making for a challenging experience that will constantly test the player. Intuitive zonal defending will cover spaces and players need to look constantly for new ways to attack. Lastly, enhancements to the Master League features more team managerial elements such as sponsorships and youth team coaching, bringing out the inner sports mogul in every fan.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and is now available in retail stores on Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 system for the SRP of $59.99. Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 will also be available later this month on the Wii™ for the SRP of $49.99 and PlayStation®2 and PSP® for the SRP of $29.99. For more information on Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 and other Konami titles, please visit: www.konami.com.
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