PES 2013 Trailer: Plus Konami Announces New Features in Pro Evolution Soccer [VIDEO]

Konami this week launched a debut trailer for PES 2013 (see below). Plus they announced the new features that video gamers can expect to see in Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 (PES 2013), scheduled for release later this year.

According to Konami, here are the new features and enhancements:

Total Freedom of Control: PES 2012 introduced the concept of freedom of movement, with players making better runs through improved AI. The new ‘PES FC’ in PES 2013 goes further with total freedom over ball control.

Dynamic First Touch: PES 2013 introduces subtle ways to receive the ball, from traps, gently lifting it past an attacker to run on to. First touch is everything and players can trap the ball using the R2 button, killing the speed of a well-hit pass and bringing it instantly under control, or using the momentum of the pass to turn a defender.

Full Manual Passing and Full Manual Shooting: PES 2013 offers fully manual passing and for the first time ever manual shooting, allowing users to determine the height and power of each. Long low passes can be sent skimming across the pitch, while using L2 while shooting will give the user total control over where the pass or shot is placed. Skill and precision are needed to master these, but passes can be made into open areas, allowing lone strikers to thrive, while offering an unrivalled variety in ways to score.

Dribbling: The speed with which a player moves with the ball has been slowed in line with real matches, but using R2 allows players to add various styles to their close control. Players can vary the speed of their dribbling, and cushion the ball as they move freely within a 360-degree circle. The new system allows players to knock a ball past a player and collect it, nutmeg them, or hold up play by shielding the ball as team mates find space and make runs.

Full Manual One-Two: Active one-two passes can be made, with the second player being moved in any direction, facilitating various tactical movements.

Response Defending: Countering the attacking options the new dribbling system offers, is a beautifully-balanced defence system. Players can use R2 and X to slow an attack, with a double-tap of the X button prompting a perfectly-timed challenge. Full 360-degree control means that players can check runs and steal the ball from a parallel position, while the individuality element will see world renowned defenders using aerial dominance of physicality to win the ball.

Goalkeepers: Even the game’s ‘keepers benefit from more control, while their distribution is more precise thanks to the addition of a power gauge when they throw the ball, creating opportunities for new, quicker counter attacks.

Player ID: Player ID focuses on the individual elements and movements that each player boasts:

Player Individuality: The very best players in PES 2013 will be instantly recognisable via incredible likeness and signature attributes that bring them to life. The way they run, turn, trap and move the ball, shoot and even celebrate will be noticeably different during play. Midfielders and defenders will move and track back mimicking the exact styles of the real thing, while strikers will shape to shoot just like the real thing.

The individuality of movement has also been extended to between the posts. Goal keeping has been totally invigorated via new animations and play styles. New varieties of saves and reactions have been added to ensure the game’s ‘keepers are in line with the efforts of real shot stoppers. This level of realism also extends to the game’s top-rated goal keepers, with their moves to close attacks down, fling themselves to tip a shot past the post, and in-goal acrobatics benefiting from all new animations and AI.

ProActive AI: ProActive AI unites the control and realism, with players that will respond and find space as befits those at the top of their game:

Balance of Play: The development team has worked closely with the PES fan base to eradicate any illogical elements to the way players move and run in PES 2013, with the ‘ProActive AI’ system enhancing the attack/defence balance elements, proper zonal movements to the defending unit to remove bunching in all areas, setting a harder to beat defensive line, and allowing for quicker counters from the wing-backs.

Tactical Precision: The balance of play has also been enhanced in the play between defences and the front line, with greater organisation as the teams track back or pelt forward. This means players are set up to exploit space with quick counter attacks,

“This is an exciting time to be part of the PES community, and PES 2013 marks a new level of control and a return to our key ethos of utter control and freedom,” commented Jon Murphy, European PES Team Leader. “PES 2013 will offer a new level of realism, with players on field no longer all running in the same manner, or making the same kinds of passes. Football is all about making magic happen with skill and precision, and PES 2013 truly encapsulates this. Fresh faces within the development team and some very exciting ideas will breathe new life into the PES series, and we look forward to showing what we can do in the coming months.”

PES 2013 will be released this fall on the following platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows PC, PlayStation 2, PSP, Nintendo 3DS, and Wii.

What do you think? Are there any new features or enhancements mentioned above that you’re excited about? Or is most of it just PR fluff from Konami? Will PES 2013 be better than FIFA 13? Share your opinions in the comments section below.

12 thoughts on “PES 2013 Trailer: Plus Konami Announces New Features in Pro Evolution Soccer [VIDEO]”

  1. As long as they fix the goalkeepers and make them smarter itll be fine… And they bring back SKILL CARDS focus points allocation for BAL WILL ALSO BE GREAT.

  2. There needs to be any easy way to invite your friends to play online matches. Sending messages via the PSN is cumbersome and impractical. Maybe they’re afraid that people would intentionally lose matches to boost their friends’ ratings. Whatever the reason is, I don’t know. I do know that I’d like to be able to play the friends I’ve met without using myPES or Facebook, etc.

  3. Please sorry my bad english but I have to say this, PES is the best football game of all time BUT is loosing players because the evolution of FIFA they every year envolve and put new things like this year the real contact between players in game I really love PES but I’m start to get worry because is loosing fans that now prefer FIFA because of the variety of thins that we can do in FIFA, I want to help improve PES, FIFA carreer is more real that PES, they have the real price of players like Gotze, Hazard they have the second league of some countries like Portugal and UK the possibility of being a GoalKeeper that is some of the things that PES can improve please, but PES faces and gameplay are better, and another thing very important put the real names of the teams and the of the championships. Thank You :)

  4. I am a Fifa player, but I thought I’d give PES 2012 a go and I just find that it’s like playing an older version of Fifa, but with a great engine. Don’t get me wrong, there are some better things in PES than Fifa, but it just seems that PES 2013 is just Fifa 12, in terms of features. It’s not going to get me to switch so why would it get others to? The things that annoy me the most about PES 2012 is the lack of flexible dribbling (rather than Fifa’s nice 360 control and easy switching), the shooting seems too much like a press a button and hope (rather than the well placed shooting of Fifa using the shoulder buttons/R1 and R2) and the defending is so boring, just holding A/X (where Fifa has the manual ‘tactical’ defending).

    Just thought I’d give my thoughts as an outsider.

  5. pes 2012 is great in game-play.. but the weakness points in it are in the football life the lack of leagues and the only d2 just in your league
    I think the fifa 12 is better than pes 2012 and 2012 in the transfers and the other things in carrier mode but fifa 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15,…..etc can’t get anywhere near the pes game-play

  6. I’m sorry for my bad english….I play football for celtics jnr’s “physical” and in “video games” and belief me when I say this nothing brings football to life on your fingertips like PES does!and I sometime do custom designs by myself for the English teams pro left out so please find a way to not leave out the english premier league clubs I find them very essential to others either than that, the PES game making team should keep it up.*love it*

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