Konami Announces Pro Evolution Soccer 2017

By Mike Sousa on May 25, 2016, 3:06PM EDT

Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 will release this Autumn, Konami has announced.

Developed using the Fox Engine, this year's iteration has been built around the tagline "Control Reality", something that will take the gameplay to new levels in both control and visuals. One such gameplay mechanic is the Real Touch, which promises to "authentically reproduce a wealth of ways to receive and control a pass."

Here are some of key changes and additions Konami has in store for the game:

Real Touch "“ See how different players control the ball in unique and different ways based on where and how you control them, dictating the flow of the game based on how they react to the unpredictable movement of the ball.
Precise Pass "“ Combining Real Touch and real ball physics, passing is an art form in PES 2017. Many factors determine the speed and accuracy of the ball. The pass that is made on the best situation and timing will generate a perfect trajectory, creating a great satisfaction when a killer pass is made.
Authentic Visuals "“ For PES 2017 the visuals have seen a major upgrade, offering Authentic Visuals thanks to the further incorporation of Fox Engine. Nothing has been left untouched, from the player models, lighting, crowds, pitch and stadiums totally revamped. Never has a game looked so real.
Natural Player Movement "“ Hundreds of new animations have been added to bring the players and goalkeepers to life "“ but it doesn't stop there. New features such as Real Touch and Precise Pass see huge benefit, giving a vast array of movements when trapping and passing the ball.
Goal Keeping "“ Keepers see a great jump in quality through added motions and animations, creating the most agile keepers in PES history. Attacking moments will be more dramatic than ever, bringing the best feeling of achievement when the goal is scored.
Total Team Control "“ Users can instantly change the attacking and defending mentality of the team, which can be tweaked and carefully controlled with simple controls, being able to immediately react to the unpredictability of the sport.
Advanced Instructions "“ Strategies that are quite individually defined such as Tiki-taka and heavy man-mark which is strongly based on team ideology can be set in "Advanced Instructions", which adds a huge variety in how you plan to win.
Corner Kick Control "“ Control the defensive strategies on a set piece, such as marking zonal or man-marking. Offensive options are also included such as specific player movement.
Adaptive AI "“ For the first time in a football game, the AI will learn how you play! Player and team behavior has always been a staple of the PES series and for PES 2017 Adaptive AI will change sports games forever.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 will be available on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.

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