PES 2009 dated, UEFA Champions League mode revealed
- Posted September 11th, 2008 at 06:42 EDT by
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Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 will hit PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360 on October 17, according to MCVUK.
Of course, no PES reveal would be complete without the odd jab in the direction of EA's rival FIFA series, and PES team leader Jon Murphy doesn't disappoint. “It is all very well for EA to say that FIFA is making great strides," he told MCVUK, "but general opinion suggests that they still have a long way to go before they can match the intuitive and absorbing gameplay of Pro Evolution Soccer.”
“That is not to say that we are resting on our laurels, though," Murphy went on. "PES 2009 has a vast number of new additions that elevate it far beyond anything anyone else is doing.”
What additions, you ask? Well how about a new fully licensed UEFA Champions League mode, plus licensing agreements with Manchester United and Liverpool? Add that to a graphical tune-up, AI improvements, revamped control and "key online enhancements", and you're looking at one tasty game of two halves. Lionel Messi will be the game's new cover star.
A PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable version are also in the works.
- 2:12am EDT - September 11th, 2008
Oh Yes, I Can't wait, it's got to better than the last issue.
- 2:20am EDT - September 11th, 2008
i always liked PES more than FIFA
but this time i might get FIFA cuz it got better online experience
- 2:54am EDT - September 11th, 2008
Yeah I care nothing for Soccer, Where is the EU PS store update?!?!?!??!?
Some of us ( the people who have imported rock band and want the DLC & cannot get an entropay account becasue I'm not 18 (and my parents wont sign up for it) ) need to know whether the Rock Band DLC is available in Austriala seeing as we get the same content as EU.
- 2:56am EDT - September 11th, 2008
man u and liverpool! Big deal, PES really need to sort out this licensing issue. On another note well done theo walcott for a superb hatrick for England, gooo on the Ar5enal
- 3:08am EDT - September 11th, 2008
@3- Why post a comment one news about pes if you dont care? stop whining I have same problem as yourself, i'm waitinf for the psn cards to hit Ireland to buy few things.
@4- I know what you mean about licensing but pes has its proper editing back so just do it in game yourself or go to pesfan and get an option file. easy :D While from what I've been hearing from various sites is that all the names and faces are proper(beckham has tattoo on neck), and it'll have dlc in feb (transfer updates imo)
Cant wait for this game, even though 08 was terrible compared to previous versions, It still gives you the feeling of accomplisment when you beat a friend, Fifa with all the gimmicks and licensing, still hasnt achieved this yet..
- 3:21am EDT - September 11th, 2008
LIVERPOOL STRIPS!!!!! finally my day has come woot
- 3:25am EDT - September 11th, 2008
@5 I'm doing this because this is one of the most recent news articles and has only just been posted. This means more people are likely to read it.
That way, someone can answer me and also know about "Project Evolution Soccer 2009"
- 5:08am EDT - September 11th, 2008
getting fifa 09 but might pick this one up on psp at one point as pes games are really cheap on psp after a few months nd after a year are like 4.99
- 5:11am EDT - September 11th, 2008
man october and early november seem to be when all the years best games r coming out.year of ps3 more like month of the ps3
- 5:50am EDT - September 11th, 2008
it doesn't really seem like they have that many improvements!!! Fifa is a much better game now and they have me a 100%
- 5:55am EDT - September 11th, 2008
Fifa is much more better
- 7:46am EDT - September 11th, 2008
Dont like these sort of games.
- 10:46am EDT - September 11th, 2008
PES = TEH FAIL. FIFA is much better.
- 11:50am EDT - September 11th, 2008
H3ll yeah! PES over FIFA any day! I'll soon get my hands on this one!
- 12:06pm EDT - September 11th, 2008
psn id: gingo.... pro evo still seems to have a lot more fans than fifa but i think they might have thei work cut out this year becasue the initial views on fifa 09 have been extremely positive
- 8:10pm EDT - September 11th, 2008
I had WE6 and 9, these two were awesome. I never really liked EA sports. I might get this. It sounds good. BTW Imo the trailer for fifa did not look as good as we9's intro cg. lol
- 4:44am EDT - September 14th, 2008
Im lost on both games, donno which one to get, always loved pro evo growing up tho, wasnt really too impressed with the 08 and thought I liked fifa until i played the FA cup final in "STAMFORD BRIDGE".... W.T.F!!!. Anyways never mind me moaning but im expecting big things from both this year
- 11:42am EDT - September 17th, 2008
Oh yeah, and why is this game not online?
- 12:18am EDT - September 21st, 2008
cant wait, real footy fans choose pro evo. Fifa is a gimmick its not real footy its a fake. The ball movement in fifa is so unreal its daft, in pro evo u never score the same goal twice, typical EA through money at a game to make it work, it will always be behind pro evo.
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