Konami Details Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 for Wii

New PES 2009 video and screens here

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Konami has shared details on PES 2009 for the Wii, which is slated for release next Spring. Akiyoshi ?Greyhound? Chosogabe, producer for the game, shared the information at an event held in Rome.

First up is the addition of a new control scheme for co-op play. While one player will use the now familiar Nunchuck and Wii Remote control method to control their player and drag others into position, a second will be able to control individual players in a more traditional method using either the Remote turned on its side or a Classic Controller.

Konami says it has also tightened up the Wii Remote/Nunchuck control method. The publisher states, "An improved defence system will allow players to close down their opposition with more precision using the Z button, while a new targeting system sees the player steering where they place the ball when shooting.

"Coupled with better AI for the CPU-controlled players and opposition, the result is a more free-flowing and faster paced simulation. Set pieces have also been reworked, with more precision on free kicks and a wider range of corners than in the previous game."

The game will also see the Master League brought to the Wii for the first time, while the UEFA Champions League will make an appearance and "enhanced" versions of the Champions Road competition and Edit Mode will turn up. Also promised are "More online gameplay possibilities, and a Mii Training sub-game system."

You can see the Wii version in action in the video below as well as catch some screens beneath it and on SPOnG's dedicated game page.


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