This is something we’ve looked at in detail before, but an email flew into my inbox last week that was so hilarious I thought it was worth sharing.
The King is dead. Long live the King.
Konami’s announced it will be shutting down the online servers for one of its older soccer games, Pro Evolution Soccer 2014, on November 17. The next game in the series, PES 2016, is coming out next month. PES 2015 will remain online, however. Anyone still playing PES 2014?
This PES 2016 trailer has me weirdly excited for the game. First because it’s confident enough to show actual gameplay, clipping and all, but secondly—and more importantly—because of that new commentary from Peter Drury. New commentary! In PES! Unbelievable.
It takes a lot to get me excited about an iterative sports game, but this year's Pro Evo looks to be anything but. Dat new engine.
Certainly the first sports game trailer to give me some rather strong vibes of the Wagnerian sort, in any case. Apart from classical music, we also get a better look at the latest installment of Konami's yearly soccer series, Pro Evolution Soccer 2014.
Pro Evolution Soccer won't have Xbox One or PlayStation 4 versions. No surprise there. It won't have a Wii U version. Even less of a surprise there. It won't publish on the Nintendo 3DS or the PlayStation Vita, either. So why is it still coming out on the PSP?
Back in January, one of Lionel Messi's teammates on FC Barcelona let slip that the football superstar greatly enjoyed playing EA Sports' FIFA series. At the time, he was the three-time cover star of Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer, from its 2009 to 2011 editions.
When the Nintendo 3DS launched, Pro Evolution Soccer, or World Soccer Winning Eleven as it's known in Japan, launched along with it.
There's a couple of ways to look at this latest video game study out of the U.K. Either there is no meaningful link between playing violent video games and aggressive behavior, or FIFA 11 is deadlier than Modern Warfare.
Star British tennis player Andy Murray has injured a tendon in his hand after playing a game with doubles partner Dani Vallverdu. A game of Pro Evo, that is.
The PC demo for Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 is live right now from the PES web site, and it'll be available tomorrow for Xbox 360 and PS3.
Acknowledging that they've rested on their laurels as EA Sports' FIFA siphoned off their fans, Konami's gunning "to win back the hardcore," with Pro Evolution Soccer 2011, a senior executive vows.