Konami has pulled the wraps off Pro Evolution Soccer 2013, confirming the footie outing for fall 2012 release on multiple platforms.
According to the press blurb, PES 2013 will mark a return to the series’ roots, focusing on the individual skills of the world’s best soccer players. Gamers will be afforded complete freedom to play any style of ball, including the ability to gain full control over shots.
Players themselves will be meticulously re-created in PES 2013 to mirror their real-life counterparts, boasting identical running motions, abilities, playing styles and more.
Konami will be focusing on three key areas to innovate within PES 2013, namely PES FullControl, Player ID and ProActive AI.
PES European Team Leader, Jon Murphy, commented: “This is an exciting time to be part of the PES community, and PES 2013 marks a new level of playability with the return of our key ethos of utter control and freedom.”
“Football is all about making magic happen with skill and precision, and PES 2013 truly encapsulates this. Fresh faces within the development team and some very exciting ideas will breathe new life into the PES series, and we look forward to showing what we can do in the coming months.”
PES 2013 is due out on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, PC, Xbox 360, Wii and 3DS.
Check out the debut trailer below.