Pro Evolution Soccer 2012

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2012
PES2012 Logo.jpg
Platform(s) PC, PSP, PS2, PS3, Wii,
Xbox 360
Release date
(PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
UK: 14 October
EU: 27 September
North America: 27 September
South America: 27 September
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer
Rating(s) PEGI: 3+
Media DVD, Blu-Ray, Nintendo Optical Disc, UMD, Nintendo Game Card
Latest PES 2012 Forum Posts

Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (PES 2012), also known as Winning Eleven 2012, is the sequel to PES 2011 that is developed and published by Konami.

The game was announced on 13 May 2011, along with the first trailer (found here), and is set to be released on the PC, PSP, PS2, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360. The release has been set for 27 September for North and South America, and 14 October for the UK.

On 30 May, the first collection of screenshots, found here, were released. Some of the players featured include, Jermain Defoe, Robinho and Wesley Sneijder.

Prior to the E3 video game conference, a trailer showing early footage of the gameplay (found here) was released to the public on 2 June 2011. Seabass talks through some of the new features while showing off some of the new graphics, movement and animations in this video (at the 10:38 minute mark).

Five days later on the 7 June, the second batch of screenshots were released, which can be found in the gallery here. The players that can be found include: Esteban Cambiasso, Samuel Eto'o, Frank Lampard, Florent Malouda and Pepe.

On 20 July, it was announced that Lionel Messi will no longer feature as the cover star, replaced by Cristiano Ronaldo. Additionally five new screenshots were released.

Six new screenshots were released on the 3 August showing off the new zonal marking and off-the-ball movement during set-pieces.


[edit] Cover

On 17 August, it was announced that Cristiano Ronaldo will feature as the cover star for the game.

On the North American cover, it features Neymar alongside Ronaldo. The Winning Eleven cover features Shinji Kagawa.

[edit] Demo

The demo was announced at gamescom and the first is set to be released on the 24 August. There will be two demos that will be released:

  • The first demo will be released on August 24th and will be based on a preview build of the game. While there will be areas that are refined, KONAMI wants PES users to try out the game’s many new Teammate Control elements prior to launch and experience the realism that Active AI brings to PES 2012, and which have been singled out for extensive praise by the media. The demo will also showcase the individuality of the many teams in the game, and users will be able to pick from six teams and their playing styles – Manchester United, AC Milan, FC Porto, Napoli, Santos FC, and Penarol – and pit them against each other in 10-minute matches. The demo will also showcase key Challenge Training elements, where fans can practice the new control systems to fully enjoy the game. [1]
  • The first PES 2012 demo will not be truly representative of the final game, so KONAMI will issue a second free demo (released 14 September) reflecting the final version’s feel and gameplay in mid-September for the same formats. This will also offer 10-minute matches, but with a different team roster of Tottenham Hotspur, FC Bayern Munich, Inter Milan, Rangers FC, Club America and Sport Club Internacional. [2]

It was released as planned on 24 August for PC and PS3, however the Xbox 360 version was delayed until the second release date of the next demo (14 September).

[edit] Game Modes

Current confirmed game modes on the main menu:

[edit] Licensing

This section will tell you the current licensings and leagues in PES 2012. The Primeira Liga is a new league featured in the game.

[edit] Licensed Cup Competitions

[edit] Fully Licensed Leagues

[edit] Partially Licensed or Unlicensed Leagues

[edit] Unlicensed Cups

[edit] New Features/Improvements

  • The AI engine has undergone a major overhaul, with attacking emphasised as the cornerstone of play affording a more open approach to play.
  • AI players, your team mates, will now make intelligent dummy runs off-the-ball to open up the defence, move into space, all reacting to your moves – the whole team now reacts far more dynamically to the actions of the player, moving strategically during passing.
  • Defence has had some changes too, however, with zonal marking and positional defending both enhanced. The Active AI system ensures that players track attackers more effectively, but without compromising the shape of the team, while one-on-one situations offer greater control as defenders press and jostle to win the ball, as attackers can use upper body feints and movements to bypass and wrong-foot their man.
  • A new player switching system allows users to change to any player on the field using the right analogue stick. On Free Kicks, players will have far more control with lots more scope for pulling defenders out of position.
  • The jostling system introduced in the last game has also been extended, making for a far more physical experience. It offers proper bodily contact and physical reactions.
  • Graphics have been improved, (see Gallery) with new animations, visual enhancements and control elements. Player facial expression are more detailed while lighting effects are more natural. New cameras show off the huge variety of pitch-side movement, with more detail on and around the game than ever before. Such is the level of graphical finesses that you can see players sweating, their neck muscles tensing as they call for the ball and bark orders to each other, and the muscles in their mouths and around their eyes contract to show the emotions the players are experiencing.
  • Referees are also crucial to general game flow and their AI has been greatly enhanced to ensure fewer interruptions to play. Decisions are improved, and advantage is played much more regularly in offside and free kick scenarios. As such, refs will only intervene when truly necessary, but they will show cards if necessary once play has broken down. [3]
  • Pass Support allows users to determine the level of AI assistance when passing the ball. Players can opt for one of five settings from full support, right up to full veteran setting which switches off all assistance so that the direction, weight and speed of every pass is at their disposal. [4]
  • Teammate Control gives users complete control over secondary players while the runner has the ball – represent an astonishing advance for the series. The Teammate Control system works in two ways, with users pressing the right analogue stick in the direction of the player they wish to control. The Assisted mode allows the user to activate a second player by depressing the R3 button, and allows users to get to grips with the greater level of control via effective running movements. Greater control is offered by the Manual mode, wherein the user has complete freedom of movement of the second player, and can make shuttle runs, find space, and shake off markers before calling for the pass from the player still with the ball. The player will then revert to computer control when the R3 button is released, and can also be used to override any AI runs the player wants to cancel. Both can be affected at any time, so players can make moves without waiting for a pass to be completed. [5]
  • Challenge Mode makes a return to the game. It gives the player a series of tough tests which they can use to hone various skills. The mode allows users to work hard on their attacking and defending skills to improve their main game. Similarly, there are dribbling tests and set-piece challenges that necessitate hitting a series of targets, and punishing shooting tasks are used to push the player as they put in the hours that will make all the difference on field. [6]
  • Superstar Difficulty is a new difficulty for experienced gamers, a step higher than top-player.
  • Club Boss is a new game mode that offers the player a chance to become the chairman of your chosen club.

[edit] Teams

[edit] Clubs

These are the clubs that are featured in PES 2012. In the brackets are the fake name of said club.

[edit] Leagues

[edit] English League

England Arsenal (North London)
England Aston Villa (West Midlands Village)
England Blackburn Rovers (Lancashire)
England Bolton Wanderers (Middlebrook)
England Chelsea ( London FC)
England Everton (Merseyside Blue)
England Fulham (West London White)

England Liverpool (Merseyside Red)
England Manchester City (Man Blue)
England Manchester United
England Newcastle United (Tyneside)
England Norwich City (Northluck City)
England QPR (North West London)
England Stoke City (The Potteries)

England Sunderland (Wearside)
Wales Swansea City (Swearcle)
England Tottenham Hotspur
England West Brom (West Midlands Stripes)
England Wigan (Lancashire Athletic)
England Wolverhampton Wanderers(Wolves)

[edit] La Liga

Spain Athletic Bilbao
Spain Atletico Madrid
Spain Barcelona
Spain Betis
Spain Espanyol
Spain Getafe
Spain Granada

Spain Levante
Spain Malaga
Spain Mallorca
Spain Osasuna
Spain Racing
Spain Real Madrid
Spain Real Sociedad

Spain Sevilla
Spain Sporting
Spain Valencia
Spain Villarreal
Spain Zaragoza
Spain Rayo Vallecano

[edit] Serie A

Italy Atalanta
Italy Bologna
Italy Cagliari
Italy Catania
Italy Cesena
Italy Chievo
Italy Fiorentina

Italy Genoa
Italy Inter Milan
Italy Juventus
Italy Lazio
Italy Lecce
Italy AC Milan
Italy Napoli

Italy Novara
Italy Palermo
Italy Parma
Italy Roma
Italy Siena
Italy Udinese

[edit] Ligue 1

France Auxerre
France Ajaccio
France Bordeaux
France Brest
France Caen
France Dijon
France Evian

France Lille
France Lorient
France Lyon
France Marseille
France Montpellier
France Nancy
France Nice

France PSG
France Rennes
France Saints-Etienne
France Sochaux
France Toulouse
France Valenciennes

[edit] Primeira Liga

Portugal Academica (Aratalcao)
Portugal Beira Mar (Befmaxao)
Portugal Benfica
Portugal Braga (Bresigne)
Portugal Feirense (Forceilho)
Portugal Gil Vicente (Gavorence)

Portugal Maritimo (Maseadeira)
Portugal Nacional (Nardimcol)
Portugal Olhanense (Osquancha)
Portugal Pacos Ferreira (Podefteza)
Portugal Porto

Portugal Rio Ave (Rovaneche)
Portugal Sporting CP
Portugal Uniao Leiria (Uqueidol)
Portugal Guimaraes (Viscutao)
Portugal Vitoria Setubal (Verfolcao)

[edit] Eredivisie

Netherlands ADO Den Haag
Netherlands Ajax
Netherlands AZ
Netherlands Excelsior
Netherlands Feyenoord
Netherlands De Graafschap

Netherlands Groningen
Netherlands Heerenveen
Netherlands Heracles
Netherlands NAC Breda
Netherlands N.E.C.
Netherlands PSV

Netherlands RKC Waalwijk
Netherlands Roda JC
Netherlands FC Twente
Netherlands FC Utrecht
Netherlands Vitesse
Netherlands VVV-Venlo

[edit] Other Leagues (Europe)

Belgium Genk
Belgium Standard Liege
Croatia NK Dinamo Zagreb
Czech AC Sparta Prague
Denmark F.C. Copenhagen
Finland HJK Helsinki
Germany Bayer Leverkusen
Germany Bayern Munich
Greece AEK Athens F.C.
Greece Olympiacos F.C.

Greece Panathinaikos
Greece PAOK F.C.
Norway Rosenborg BK
Poland Wisla Krakow
Romania Otelul Galati
Russia CSKA Moscow
Russia FC Rubin Kazan
Russia FC Zenit Saint Petersburg
Scotland Celtic F.C.
Scotland Rangers F.C.

Sweden AIK Fotboll
Switzerland FC Basel
Turkey Besiktas J.K.
Turkey Fenerbahce S.K.
Turkey Galatasaray S.K.
Turkey Trabzonspor
Ukraine FC Shakhtar Donetsk
Ukraine FC Dynamo Kyiv

[edit] Other Leagues (Latin America)

Argentina Boca Juniors
Argentina River Plate

[edit] Fictional Clubs

PES League

  • Almchendolf 3
  • Ehrenhofstadt 3
  • Fineseeberg 3
  • Theeselvargen 3
  • Xakoulagos 3
  • Herismakhgia 3
  • Marguaparrena 3
  • Serignaluca 3
  • Celuvaris 3
  • Tedloghec 3
  • Waryamosuk 3
  • Nakhqachev 3
  • Saintragler 3
  • Blookrows 3
  • Mrabspor 3
  • Trunecan 3
  • Nelapoltsk 3
  • Gharnetova 3

D2 League

  • FK Odersteich 3
  • KVC Meirkugaurt 3
  • CS Iolceanicu 3
  • A.C. Nitsaloskis 3
  • PES United 3
  • WE United 3

3 – Squads have fictional players

[edit] Club Changes

These are the club changes between full leagues.

Clubs in:
England Queens Park Rangers
England Norwich City
Wales Swansea City
France Evian
France Ajaccio
France Dijon
Italy Atalanta
Italy Siena
Italy Novara
Netherlands RKC Waalwijk
Spain Real Betis
SpainFlag.png Rayo Vallecano
SpainFlag.png Granada CF

Clubs out:
England West Ham
England Blackpool
England Birmingham City
France Arles
France RC Lens
France AS Monaco
Italy Bari
Italy Brescia
Italy Sampdoria
Netherlands Willem II
Spain Almeria
Spain Hercules
Spain Deportivo La Coruna

[edit] National Teams

The following teams will appear in the game:

[edit] Europe

Austria Austria
Belgium Belgium
Bosnia Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria Bulgaria
Croatia Croatia
Czech Czech Republic
Denmark Denmark
England England
Finland Finland
France France
Germany Germany
Greece Greece

Hungary Hungary
Ireland Ireland
Israel Israel
Italy Italy
Montenegro Montenegro
Netherlands Netherlands
NorthernIreland Northern Ireland
Norway Norway
Poland Poland
Portugal Portugal
Romania Romania

Russia Russia
Scotland Scotland
Serbia Serbia
Slovakia Slovakia
Slovenia Slovenia
Spain Spain
Sweden Sweden
Switzerland Switzerland
Turkey Turkey
Ukraine Ukraine
Wales Wales

[edit] Africa

Algeria Algeria
Angola Angola
Cameroon Cameroon
IvoryCoast Cote d'Ivoire
Egypt Egypt

Ghana Ghana
Guinea Guinea
Mali Mali
Morocco Morocco
Nigeria Nigeria

Senegal Senegal
SouthAfrica South Africa
Togo Togo
Tunisia Tunisia

[edit] The Americas

Canada Canada
CostaRica Costa Rica
Honduras Honduras
Mexico Mexico
Panama Panama 2
USA United States

Argentina Argentina
Bolivia Bolivia
Brazil Brazil
Chile Chile
Colombia Colombia
Ecuador Ecuador
Paraguay Paraguay
Peru Peru
Uruguay Uruguay
Venezuela Venezuela

[edit] Asia/Oceania

Australia Australia
Bahrain Bahrain
China China
Iran Iran
Iraq Iraq
Japan Japan

Jordan Jordan 2
Kuwait Kuwait
NorthKorea North Korea
Qatar Qatar
SaudiArabia Saudi Arabia
SouthKorea South Korea

Syria Syria
Thailand Thailand
UAE United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan
NewZealand New Zealand

1 – Fully licensed team
2 – Team new to the series
3 – Squads have unlicensed named players

[edit] Competitions

[edit] Copa Libertadores

[edit] Champions League

These are the teams that are playable under the Champions League game mode.

[edit] Stadiums

PES 2012 contains 30 stadiums, 17 licensed, 12 unlicensed, and 1 that is entirely fictional.



The real names of these stadiums appear in brackets

[edit] Footballs

These are the footballs that will feature in the game:

  • Classic
  • Plain
  • WE-PES 2002
  • WE-PES 2003
  • WE-PES 2007
  • WE-PES 2008
  • WE-PES 2009 claw
  • WE-PES 2010
  • WE-PES 2011
  • WE-PES 2012
  • Adidas Speedcell
  • Adidas Predator X-ite
  • Nike Seitiro
  • Nike Seitiro Hi-Vis
  • Puma v1.10
  • Puma King Ball
  • Puma Powercat 1.10 Ball
  • Umbro Neo Pro High Visibility Football
  • Umbro Neo Pro

The official Champions League, Europa League and Copa Libertadores balls will also remain for their respective gamemodes.

[edit] Extra Content

Extra Content is a mode part of PES 2012 where you're able to unlock new content. This is similar to the PES Shop of older PES games.

  • Hairstyles (Add to your choice of Hairstyles in Edit Player) - GP100
  • Physique (Unlocks new physique styles) - GP100
  • Balls (Unlock new balls for you to choose in Ball Type) - GP100
  • Stadium parts (Add to your choice of Parts in Stadium Edit) - GP100
  • Mode Expansion Kits (Extra features which expand each mode, including Club Boss) - GP300
  • Teams (Buy these classic teams to give yourself an even bigger range of teams to choose from!) - GP100
  • Players (Unlocks 4 random Classic Players - 40 packs) - GP10
  • Sounds (Unlock new tracks to add to your playlist) - GP100
  • General Settings (Unlocks Super Star difficulty) - GP100

[edit] Commentators

[edit] Videos

[edit] Trailers

[edit] Gameplay Features

[edit] Off The Ball Controls

[edit] Penalty Kicks

[edit] Gamescom Trailer/Gameplays

Showing off the new game modes, player likenesses and off the ball movements.

[edit] Gallery

[edit] Game Covers

[edit] 30 May

[edit] 7 June

[edit] 20 July

[edit] 3 August

[edit] 11 August (Winning Eleven)

[edit] Updates

The most important update for PES 2012 was PES 2012 DLC 3.00, or the March update.

[edit] Useful Pages

[edit] External Links

ISS/PES series
Original series: International Superstar Soccer · Deluxe · 64 · 98 · 2000 · ISS 2 · ISS 3
ISS Pro series: International Superstar Soccer Pro · ISS Pro 98 · ISS Pro Evolution · ISS Pro Evolution Soccer 2
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