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Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (officially abbreviated as PES 2011 and known as World Soccer: Winning Eleven 2011 in Japan) is a football video game in the PES series being developed and published by Konami with production assistance from the Blue Sky Team.
The game was announced on 9 February 2010 and is set to be released on the 30 September 2010 on the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, to once again, compete with the FIFA series. However the UK version of the game will be released on 8 October 2010.
Both the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League will feature within the game, like last year; and for the first time Copa Libertadores will be fully licensed.
The first trailer was released on 4 May 2010 (found here).
As of 18 August 2010, the game was announced as 80% complete. For the first time, the demo will be based on the final code (100% game complete).
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (often shortened to PES 2009, or simply PES 09) is the latest game in the series after its release in Autumn 2008. Before the game was released it was revealed that creator Shingo Takatsuka had given the game a complete overhaul following the serious criticism of the previous title.
One of the first screenshots of PES 2009 displaying the improved graphics
The game supports network play with a reduction in lag compared to PES 2008 although there are still many criticisms as it is far from lag-free. Lionel Messi is featured as the cover although Andres Guardado features on some versions. A new game mode called Become A Legend has been brought in which involves creating a player and taking him through a career. The Master League mode now has two-tier negotiations which involve negotiating with the club first and then the player separately. Also the edit mode was notably improved with badges and kits now being as intuitive as they were on PS2 versions.
Although the game is generally viewed as an improvement, the Online Mode and the omission of players such as Danny Alves, Tomas Zapotocny and Walter Lopez drew plenty of criticism.
The game will be followed by PES 2010.
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The Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (often just PES5) box-art features Chelsea's John Terry and Barcelona's (Arsenal's at the time) Thierry Henry. The game was available for PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox. The game had a much slower pace than its predecessors which surprised and angered many PES fans but was welcomed by others who thought 4 was too fast. However it was the first to introduce the online mode on all consoles. The game was infamous for the referee halting play for very tedious fouls.
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 is a game which was released in Autumn 2009. Many improvements have been made including the licensing of the Europa League (the new name for the UEFA Cup).
Many other changes include a new penalty system, improved visuals, individual characteristics, new animations and the return of community mode. Lag-free matches are also included for network mode, so long as the connection is adequate. The game released on the PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360, PSP and Windows.
It also features Lionel Messi and Fernando Torres on the cover and is the successor to PES 2009. This new edition is seen by the majority of the fans as an opportunity to regain the title for the best football simulator, lost to its rival FIFA two years ago.
The demo was released on the 17th of September while the game was released on the 23rd of October, therefore competing with the FIFA Series.
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Pro Evolution Soccer 4 (or PES4 for short) is a football game developed for consoles such as the PS2 and Xbox by Konami. The Game was released in 2004. The box art for PES4, like PES3, displays an image of then referee Pierluigi Collina, despite the fact that he does not appear in the game. Francesco Totti and Thierry Henry also appear on the cover. PES4 was the first of the Pro Evolution Soccer series to support online play but only on the Xbox. It was the first game to have licensed leagues with Serie A, Eredivisie and La Liga.