Pro Evolution Soccer is a video game built on pride, the pride that comes from making the most realistic soccer experience one can have within the world of gaming. Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 does not disappoint and this year, the voices of fans world-wide have been heard. Based in Japan, Winning Eleven Productions has instituted a host of anticipated changes that make PES 2010 the best yet. In PES 2010 you'll find yourself on the largest stage in digital soccer: The Champions League. Imagine you're in a 1-1 tie in stoppage time against Manchester United. You've broken their defense and are sprinting full throttle into a man to man match of wits and reflexes with Edwin van der Sar... Do you have what it takes to punch it in for the win?
On 3 February 2010, Konami announced that it will release World Soccer: Winning Eleven 2010 - Aoki Samurai no Chousen - translated to Challenge of Blue Samurai. (stylised WORLD SOCCER Winning Eleven 2010 Aoki Samurai no Chousen) in spring 2010 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and Wii. The new title is the latest installment in the Winning Eleven series which has sold over 56 million copies (as of September 2009) worldwide. In Aoki Samurai no Chosen players can join the Japanese national team as it goes toe-to-toe against the top teams from around the world in a bid to be crowned world champion. Officially licensed by the Japan Football Association, the new release features the biggest names in Japanese soccer sporting their national team uniforms. The new title builds on the excitement generated during this official "Year of Sports" in Japan and is sure to score a major goal with soccer fans across the country. The game will be an expanded version of the current PES 2010 game having the same AI engine. The game is set to be released on May 20, 2010.
PES 2010 kicks off with the series' usual collection of veteran and newcomer tutorials, the latter of which introduces you to the game's smattering of nuances. These include the ability to bend a free-kick like a Brazilian maestro. With a little practice you're soon firing shots over the opposition wall with enough curl to make a boomerang feel inadequate. You're also given control of positioning your goalkeeper before set plays, usually resulting in a smug I-told-you-so sense of self satisfaction as he palms away a scorcher or red-cheeked shame as he flaps impotently at a ball. In general, net minders are slightly more dependable than their somewhat butter-fingered counterparts from PES 2009, while pulling off skill moves also feels a little easier. However, a few irritants do rear their heads, such as passes going to the wrong player (again) and defenders going AWOL during key moments.
One thing that was widely panned in Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 was the menu system. The set-up menus looked like been built in half an hour by a four-year-old. Navigating the in-game tactics and formation menus on the other hand, was like trying to crack the entry code on the front door of the Pentagon. Thankfully, things have been improved greatly in Pro Evolution Soccer 2010. Although the garish pink and black color scheme remains, all the menus are better organized and more 'professional' than the previous version.
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announced the PlayStation 3 Slim, a smaller and lighter model of the console and a release date of 1 September 2009. Firmware 3.0 for the PlayStation 3 was also announced, adding new features to the PlayStation Network. Sony announced that the European Video Store would launch in November 2009. Sony also announced that the PlayStation Portable would get smaller games (under 100mb) in the form of 'minis' and that comics would also be available to download in December 2009. A "free game" registration promotion was announced for the PSP Go.
Microsoft Game Studios announced Fable III, along with a release date of 2010. Also, Microsoft announced their intention to release Fable II on the Xbox Live Marketplace in five episodes, the first of which will be free to download. 781b155fdc