New soccer game has that winning feeling
Monday 18 October 2010
Konami Digital Entertainment will unleash the latest version of the hugely popular Winning Eleven series across multiple platforms on October 28 in Japan.
The title has sold more than 63.6 million copies worldwide since it was first released - it is known as Pro Evolution Soccer in Europe and the United States - and the Japanese software company has enhanced the match-day experience in the latest release, World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011.
In the versions developed for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox360, the company said maneuverability has been improved "to offer the greatest level of playing flexibility yet."
"When passing, the players not only specify the direction of the pass, but they can now control the strength of the pass as well," Konami said. "When dribbling, the delicate ball handling will enable players to 'dodge' their opponents with feet movements.
"In addition, the movements of the players have become more life-like, thanks to major graphic improvements and the addition of more than 1,300 types of motions, and are combined with the all-new knuckle shot, resulting in the opportunity to enjoy high-voltage soccer as if playing on an actual field," it said.
The result is one of the most realistic soccer games ever achieved on a computer and one that other developers, such as EA Sports, which markets FIFA 11, and Sega, with Football Manager 2011, will have to raise their games to match next year.
Officially licensed by UEFA, the governing body of the sport in Europe, the game recreates the excitement of playing in the Champions League. That tournament was won earlier this year by Italy's Inter Milan, but the game gives the player the choice of 120 club teams and 80 national teams to guide to lifting the cup.
The new version is the first to offer the Master League Online, the much sought-after Master League mode, as well as the Copa Santander Libertadores to decide the strongest club team in South America.
The game will retail in Japan for Y7,980 (€69.69) for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox360 versions, while the PlayStation 2 and Wii variants will cost Y5,980 (€52.21) and the PlayStation Portable game has been set at Y4,980 (€43.48). FC Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi appears on the cover of the game.
FIFA 11, known as FIFA 11 World Class Soccer in Japan, will be released in the territory on October 21.
Threat of 'catastrophic cascade of collisions' must be averted, warn scientists
Life & Style blogs
American Apparel reveals 62-year-old Jacky O’Shaughnessy as underwear model
Pakistan vs Paul Smith: Sandal-wearers bemused by famed British designer's attempts to sell traditional Peshawari chappal-style shoes for the distinctly untraditional sum of £300
Blood test that predicts Alzheimer's disease
Lego told off by 7-year-old girl for promoting gender stereotypes
Titanfall: Release date, gameplay basics, DLC and everything else you need to know
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Vince Cable: Teachers 'know absolutely nothing' about the world of work
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
The quiet diplomat: Catherine Ashton - recognised and admired in all the world’s troubled countries, yet ridiculed at home
- 1 Australian man Rod Sommerville reacts to bite from deadly snake by reaching for cold beer
- 2 Pakistan vs Paul Smith: Sandal-wearers bemused by famed British designer's attempts to sell traditional Peshawari chappal-style shoes for the distinctly untraditional sum of £300
- 3 North Korea elections: Kim Jong-un wins 100% of the vote
- 4 Steve Irwin’s final words: Cameraman present at death opens up about deadly stingray attack for the first time
- 5 Sharknado 2: Former WWE wrestler Kurt Angle to fight second wave of flying sharks
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
£50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + excellent company benefits: Pro-Recruitmen...
£35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits + generous bonus: Pro-Recruitme...
£250 - £280 per day: Pro-Recruitment Group: ***Navision Management Accountant ...
£50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits+bonus+package: Harrington Starr: Developm...