Konami has officially announced Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 brings the biggest changes to the award winning series seen in a decade, which will set a new standard for soccer games, and raise expectations for the future of the franchise. According to Konami, no part of the game has been left untouched, with the introduction of several gameplay improvements, Online Co-op, Random Selection Match, and a complete presentation overhaul with lifelike player models, new menus and real player images.
The world renowned gameplay quality has been finely tuned and refined to recreate the authenticity of the beautiful game, including a more realistic game pace. Strategic dribbling gives the user significantly more control in possession, with the addition of contextual shielding to protect the ball, as well as simple stick controls triggering realistic, subtle movements, to wrong foot defenders. Real Touch+ adds a new dimension to ball control, with full body touch allowing various parts of the body to control the ball based on the unpredictability of the ball movement. Set pieces have been reworked with a new FK and PK system, alongside the option to choose the new one player kick off.
The game will support Online Co-Op, a new mode dedicated to 2v2 and 3v3 co-op play, with support for local guests. The fan favorite Random Selection Match returns with new presentation and features. Players can also experience life as manager in Master League with pre-season tournaments, an improved transfer system and new presentation elements, including pre-match interviews and locker room scenes. In addition, you can compete in PES League in new modes including myClub, Random Selection Match and Online co-op.
Visual presentation is also something on which Konami put a lot of focus with Pro Evolution Soccer 2018. The game will feature realistic visuals that recreate the authenticity of football, all the way down to the finer details thanks to Real Capture, including day and night matches, pitch turfs, player tunnels, a reworked animation system, and more. Additionally, player models have been completely changed, with special attention paid to kit fitting and short size. The UI for all menis has been resesigned, and real players images were added to the gameplan screen and myClub, giving the game a new broadcast feel.
Finally, Konami has listen to fans' feedback on the PC version of previous entries in the series and how they lacked in quality in comparision to the PS4 and Xbox One versions. The publisher confirmed that the PC version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 will feature substantial enhancements in graphics and content, meeting quality standards of the PS4 and Xbox One versions.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 releases on the 12th of September in North America and on the 14th of September in Europe.