Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 Trailer Released

By Michelle Balsan, 7 years ago
Konami revealed several details and released screens and video from their upcoming installment in the Pro Evolution Soccer franchise, Pro Evolution Soccer 2012.

Most notable in the game's development is the news that the AI engine in the game has undergone a major overhaul to bring the title more in line with the experience of being on an actual team. Teammates now make runs and offer more support in one-on-one situations. Players can also draw defenders and rely on the AI to help better move the ball around. Making sure your team works together is going to be to key to your success.

Of course, AI on the other end has been enhanced, too, as defenders now "are able to hold a much tighter defensive line, position themselves better and track opponents more efficiently". Zonal marking and positional defending have been improved, and a new cursor switching system allows players to use right analog stick to switch to any player on the field.

Shingo “Seabass” Takatsuka, the producer of Pro Evolution Soccer 2012, shared the thinking behind the course of the game's development:

Team work is what separates the world’s greatest teams from their peers, and is the hub of everything within PES 2012. PES 2012 focuses on the core elements of top-level football: attacking play, freedom of movement, the creation of space, and working together as a unit both up field and in defense. These elements combine to create a game that flows and ebbs like a real match, with individual shows of brilliance changing a game, and more control over every aspect of play within a wide-ranging yet instinctive control system. PES 2012 will turn the heads of fans everywhere.
Besides all the new information, a new trailer was released. A couple of screens from that trailer are also available for your perusal.

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PES 2012 is due to launch this fall.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.