REDWOOD CITY, Calif. August 23, 2006 Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced new details for Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007, the latest installment in the global smash-hit soccer series. Making its debut on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Nintendo DS in addition to versions on the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, PSP (PlayStation Portable) system and PC, the game will boast the most realistic gameplay ever seen in a soccer video game with stunning artificial intelligence and comprehensive multiplayer support.
Building upon the series' legacy of incredibly realistic gameplay, Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 debuts several new additions that make it even more faithful to the "beautiful game." Player AI has been upgraded, with players running intelligently into space when not in possession of the ball. The physical side of play has been refined, with players working to turn defenders as they receive the ball, and defenders learning to back off slightly to prevent such moves. The shooting system has also been refined, as players will be able to attempt more snap shots than in previous versions, while volleys and half-volleys have been reworked. Other new moves include the ability to retain control of the ball when performing a sliding tackle, while all-new feints and backwards dribbling are now available, thanks to the improved movement controls. Online play has been drastically improved on the PlayStation 2 and PC versions of the game, with up to eight players being able to compete simultaneously.
On the Xbox 360, Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 will feature incredible high definition graphics and animation as well as all-new gameplay additions made possible by next generation technology. Two players will be able to compete online via the Xbox Live online entertainment network on the Xbox 360 version of the game.
Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 will feature several licenses new to the series, including the French League as well as Portugal's Sporting Lisbon and Benfica. The game will also include fully licensed uniforms for the Czech, French, Australian, English, Italian, Argentinian, Spanish and Swedish national teams.
Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 will launch for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PSP system, Nintendo DS and PC in January 2007. For more information, please visit www.konami.com/gs http://www.konami.com/gs.
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