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Pro Evolution Soccer Series Coming to Wii

by Lasse Pallesen - August 22, 2007, 7:23 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Press Release

Konami's renowned series finally gets the Wii treatment... next year.

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH to bring best-selling Pro Evolution Soccer series to Wii

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced it will be bringing its multi-million-selling Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) series to Nintendo Wii™, with a bespoke version of the game being developed for the system for release in 2008.

Scheduled for a Q1 launch, the Wii version of PES will offer the same level of realism that has established the series as the definitive football title, but has been undergone a radical rethink to make the most of the Wii’s motion-sensitive control system. The game will make full use of the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers, offering total control over every aspect of the players and their movements both on and off the ball. The clever use of the Wii controllers will allow users to send players running into space, and to distribute the ball with ease.

“We are extremely keen to introduce PES to as wide a selection of football fans as possible, and the Wii and its unique abilities are a perfect fit," commented Jon Murphy, Pro Evolution Soccer Team Leader for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. “The potential for PES on the format is enormous, and we look forward to a very exciting start to 2008."

PES (Provisional Title) will be released for Nintendo Wii™ in Q1 2008.


CalibanAugust 22, 2007

About damn time.

PlugabugzAugust 22, 2007


NinGurl69 *hugglesAugust 22, 2007

Don't forget dumbed-down AI and controls for non-footballers!

MLS_man_64August 22, 2007

Is this better or worse than FIFA?

18 DaysAugust 22, 2007

Far better. You can't even compare the two.

This will be huge.

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