Pro Evolution Soccer 2011
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|Pro Evolution Soccer 2011|
|Platform(s)||iOS, Android, Wii, 3DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, PC, Windows Phone 7|
|Release date|| 30 September, 2010 (EU)|
8 October, 2010 (UK)
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (officially abbreviated as PES 2011 and known as World Soccer: Winning Eleven 2011 in Japan) is a football video game in the PES series being developed and published by Konami with production assistance from the Blue Sky Team.
The game was announced on 9 February 2010 and is set to be released on the 30 September 2010 on the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, to once again, compete with the FIFA series. However the UK version of the game will be released on 8 October 2010.
The first trailer was released on 4 May 2010 (found here).
As of 18 August 2010, the game was announced as 80% complete. For the first time, the demo will be based on the final code (100% game complete).
The game will see the return of Lionel Messi as its cover star.
 New Features
- Total Control - 360-degree passing ratio has been enhanced improving the control over every pass, shot, throw in, through ball and lofted through balls. This allows users to pass the ball into space, and move their play with total freedom. Players must precisely weigh their passes and second-guess the runs of their team-mates and exploit their movement. Players even can apply pressure on opponents to force them off the ball.
- Shot and Stamina Gauge - the gauge details the player’s exact level of fitness. Constantly sprinting will affect the player’s movements and will have an adverse affect on his stats, with passes going awry and a loss of pace. The new shot gauge shows exactly how much power you're placing into every shot and pass.
- New Defender AI - Defenders now hold their positions naturally, no longer chasing any ball that enters their area; preferring to close down the attacker and force them into a mistake.
- Improved Goalkeepers - In keeping with the basis of total freedom of movement, players now have more control over their keeper. This greater control allows for quick roll-outs, instinctive saves, pinpoint accuracy with goal kicks, and precision ball distribution to make quicker breaks or playing down the clock easier.
- Animation and Player Physics - in-game animation has been totally reworked, with the players enjoying fluid, natural movements, with more realistic acceleration and inertia then previous games. The physicality between players is also improved, which was a priority requested in PES forums. Jostling and blocking now looks stunning, while there is a larger variety of convincing tackling styles. Ambient animation also adds immensely to the in-game atmosphere, as players behave realistically when off the ball, and walk and run with a variety of individual styles.
- Speed of Play - With a new level of control, the pace of play varies depending on situations. The game will burst into life as counter-attacks come into play, but players can dictate the pace via slow build up or exploiting available space to surge forward. It is harder to make long runs from midfield, and successful play will depend on making quick passes to make room. Also one of the new settings is that you can change the game speed settings ranging from -2 to +2.
- Aesthetics - Facial animation has been enhanced from PES 2010, including over 1000 all-new animations which have been recreated from scratch using over 100 hours of motion captured footage. Every aspect of player movement has been reworked, with more organic runs, turns, throw-ins, tackles, and interaction. The way players speed up and slow down is also more natural, while replays display elements of motion blur that bring your saved goals to vivid life.
- Tactical and Strategy - An all new "Drag and Drop" mechanism that can be used in every aspect of team management, not just substitutions or formation changes. These settings are also animated to promote better understanding of the plays that have been altered.
- Feint settings - PES 2011 allows users to map their favourite move sequences including a wide range of subtle skills, feints and turns, to the right analogue stick. You're also able to 'link' skills together in order to beat defenders.
- Master League Online - For the first time in the series, Master League will be playable online. Users will be able to play against each other with their built up squads. You start off with the Master League Default Players but after releasing some of the players, your money builds up and you're able to purchase a couple of players. In order to make money, you need to win, and win at all costs.
- Enhanced Edit Mode - Pro Evolution Soccer 2011's edit mode has been improved vastly to give the players complete control over the game's content and its appearance. Players are no longer limited to a number of player/team slots. They will be able to create virtually unlimited number of players and teams. Also, players will be able to create stadiums, custom league and cup competitions. Everything created by the player will be fully customizable. Stadiums can have different turfs, capacities, nets, roofs and other features. Created league and cup competitions can have their own formats (Group, Knockout, etc.), emblems, which teams and countries can participate and much more.
- New Main Menu - a much sleeker main menu has been produced. There's an image which is shown in the gallery below, where it pictures Messi, the title and the slogan, 'Engineered for Freedom.' From the Extra Content mode, you're able to purchse extra wallpapers for in-game points.
- Stadium Editor - The stadium editor will allow you to create your own stadiums. First you will be able to edit the pitch, whether it's the turf pattern or the pitch layout. Also in that section is what's beside the pitch which you can choose from several different styles including a running track, cement, bricks etc. Then you may build the stands (main stand, rear stand, left stand and right stand) by selecting preset built structures, there are 6 different types. From there you can then change the roof design, ceiling design, wall design and fencing designs similar to certain stadia present in Germany and other parts of the world. Next you can change the seat colour to a range of different colours and then the bench design which varies in 4 styles. Once all that has been put together - you can now choose the setting for your stadium. You are then given the option to specify the left and right backgrounds for the stadium. This ranges from mountainous, urban or rural regions. Finally you can select the lighting between white, blue, green and orange. With this tool it should be possible to recreate many different stadiums from all over the world with lots of variation in style. There are currently around 25 stadiums in PES 2011 (not all licensed ones). This is more than PES 2010 which had 22. There will be a total of 25 slots to create stadiums giving you a grand total of around 50 possible stadiums. Also in the Extra Content mode, you're able to purchase extra stadium parts such as backgrounds, fencing, pitch styles and various stadium designs.
- Other Edit Features - PES 2011 does not feature a boot editor. Boots and balls will be added by Konami through updates like PES 2010 but in a more consistent manner. You will be able to create teams, stadiums and even full leagues (for use with offline game modes such as Become A Legend, League/Cup and Master League) with qualification structures. In addition you will be able to edit the league emblems too. This is all on top of the current edit mode system thats present in PES 2010.
- PES Shop - The PES Shop will make a return to this game for the first time since it's removal from Next-Gen consoles back for PES 2008.
- Option Files - One of the main features that most of the PES community are glad to see is that when Konami releases an update, a downloaded option file will not be affected and therefore you can keep all your licensed kits, logos and created teams. This has made editing much easier and has got rid of the fact that you'll need to recreate your option file repetitively.
A demo for PES 2011 was released on PSN+ on the 8 September 2010 while the demo was made available for others on the PS3, Xbox and PC on 15 September.
 Game Modes
- Master League Online - for the first time, users will be able to play Master League online against fellow PES players around the world to build the best team.
The rest are thought to be the same although 'Extra Content' will be added.
Current confirmed game modes on the main menu:
- Champions League
- Copa Libertadores
- Master League
- Become a Legend
- Extra Content
- System Settings
This section will tell you the current licensings and clubs in PES 2011.
 Licensed Cup Competitions
 Fully Licensed Leagues
 Partially Licensed or Unlicensed Leagues
- Premier League - 2 teams licensed (Manchester United and Tottenham licensed)
- Liga BBVA - 14 teams licensed: (Almeria, Athletic Bilbao, Barcelona, Deportivo, Espanyol, Getafe, Sporting, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Mallorca, Racing Santander, Valencia, Villarreal and Zaragoza)
- Serie A - 19 teams licensed, name and logo are unlicensed
- Other Leagues
These are the clubs that are featured in PES 2011. In the brackets are the fake name of said club.
 Fictional Clubs
These clubs are fictional and therefore have no reflection on any team in the world.
3 – Squads have fictional players
 Club Changes
These are the club changes between full leagues.
 National Teams
1 – Fully licensed teams
2 – Teams new to the series
3 – Squads have unlicensed named players
 Copa Libertadores
 Champions League
These are the teams that are playable under the Champions League game mode.
The following stadiums have been confirmed:
 Extra Content
Extra Content is a mode where you're able to unlock new stuff. This is similar to the PES Shop of older PES games.
- Hairstyles (Add to your choice of Hairstyles in Edit Player) - GP300
- Balls (Unlock new balls for you to choose in Ball Type) - GP300
- Stadium parts (Add to your choice of Parts in Stadium Edit) - GP300
- Mode Expansion Kits (Extra features which expand each mode) - GP600
- Wallpapers (Give your Top Menu screen a whole new look!) - GP100
- Teams (Buy these extra teams to give yourself an even bigger range of teams to choose from!) - GP300
- Players (Unlocks 4 random Classic Players - 40 packs) - GP40
- Sounds (Unlock new tracks to add to your playlist) - GP200
These are the DLC content that has been released for PES 2011:
- English: Jon Champion and Jim Beglin.
- France: Grégoire Margotton and Christophe Dugarry.
- German: Wolff-Christoph Fuss and Hansi Küpper.
- Greek: Christos Sotirakopoulos and Georgios Thanailakis.
- Italian: Pierluigi Pardo and Jose Altafini.
- Japanese: Jon Kabira, Masahiro Fukuda and Tsuyoshi Kitazawa.
- Brazilian (Portuguese): Silvio Luiz and Mauro Beting.
- Portuguese: Pedro Sousa and Luís Freitas Lobo.
- Spanish: Carlos Martínez and Julio Maldonado "Maldini".
- Mexican (Spanish): Christian Martinoli and Luis García.
A Messi render provided by Konami (click to enlarge)
A screenshot of Old Trafford
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