Video Thirst: First PES 2013 Details Unleashed, First Trailer Is A Go

With Pro Evolution Soccer falling far behind FIFA in recent years, Konami’s promised today that the game will go back to its roots. First details, including the first trailer can be found below the break.

“This is an exciting time to be part of the PES community, and PES 2013 marks a new level of playability with the return to our key ethos of utter control and freedom,” European Team PES leader Jon Murphy said this morning.

“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.”

The game will see a release on PS3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, PC, PlayStation 2, PSP and 3DS. No Vita version was mentioned.

According to the press release, Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 will introduce total freedom of control over the ball, dynamic first-touch and full manual passing and shooting. The speed of dribbling has also been reduced, and now active one-two passes can be made. Response defending will see players attempt to slow an offensive attack with the help of the R2+X buttons.

Goalkeepers will also see an overhaul in PES 2013, as they’ll give more precise passes and will have more control.

There’s also a new AI system called ProActive AI which combines both control and realism. But that’s not all, PES 2013 will also introduce PlayerID, a system focusing on individual elements of a player, both between the sticks and outfield.

Will this new installment take back the fans EA stole with FIFA?

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4 Comments on "Video Thirst: First PES 2013 Details Unleashed, First Trailer Is A Go"

  1. nick April 25, 2012 at 5:36 am -

    not a chance!
    i really should try another PES game, last one i played was on the original playstation!
    i loved that game i remember wasting hours a day on it!
    EAs stolen the market though konami are going to have to move heaven and earth to get even half of them back!
    problem is EA is putting shed loads of money into fifa, where konami are not.
    and it shows!

  2. foxton April 25, 2012 at 6:17 am -

    i have to say its all too little too late, the improvements they sound like they are trying to do sounds like what FIFA have already done and they are trying to be more like FIFA, like fps change to be like COD.
    I first played fifa on the mega drive, prob way back in 1994? switched from FIFA to PES in about 2000 and then Switched back to FIFA in about 2008, i doubt i will ever go back, simply because FIFA is just too good! they also have all the licenses, more player royalties etc etc. Last time i played pes the team names werent the same and the player names were very similar but not actually correct, like dwayne rodney, or Michael Flowing.! its just not fun when its like that!
    Oh and just on a football related note, i no this will mean nothing to you lot but can i just say what a match last night!! Chelsea v Bracelona, possibly the greatest game i have ever witnessed! this is why football is the greatest sport in the world!!!

  3. Ernice Gilbert April 25, 2012 at 6:46 am -

    I hear a lot of folks talking about that match! Was it a close one?

  4. foxton April 25, 2012 at 8:33 am -

    yeah, Barcelona the arguably the greatest team to have ever graced the earth, were 2 nil up and crusing and chelsea were down to 10 men. Chelsea defended like mad, came back infront of 96000 barcelona fans and won 3-2 on aggregate. Unbelieveable game. How football is not huge over in N. America is an absolute travesty :)

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