Though Konami's iPES app released in late 2009 didn't deliver on the promise of pocket football, the announcement of a proper release for PES 2010 on iPhone should make up for the disappointment.
Timed to coincide with the World Cup in South Africa, the fully 3D title will offer an approximation of the arcade action offered in the console versions though an iPhone-specific control scheme is promised.
Also included are Champions League and Europa League game modes, though early reports make no mention of either the Master League or online gameplay.
To bring a game as complex and as playable as PES 2010 to iPhone and iPod touch has been a daunting challenge, but one that has paid off,” the game's producer Axel de Roug stated.
We have been working to ensure that all the slick moves and control – not to mention strong AI and aesthetic touches – that are associated with the series, have been recreated. We are confident we have produced the best football game available for the Apple systems, and look forward to its reception in June.”
The price of the game has yet to be confirmed (expect anything between 2.99 and 5.99), though it's due to hit the App Store in June where it will face competition from similar titles like FIFA 10, Real Football 2010 and X2 Football 2010.