Pro Evolution 3DS Announced
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D has been released on 3DS and been provided for us to preview/review by the publisher.
Believe it or not we are still playing it. Here are some extracts of what we made of it in chronological order:
"Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3DS is the most effective use of 3D I've seen in a game so far. Although this success is slightly to the detriment of other imaginative possibilities with the 3DS's bristling interface it feels completely fresh..."
- Family Gamer (Sat, 12 Mar 2011)
PES 2011 3DS firms up its 3D visuals, local multiplayer and StreetPass features. Most importantly it finally commits to a 25th March launch title release date.
PES 2011 3D has been confirmed as a launch title on the Nintendo 3DS. Along with the firm date we also have more details about gameplay and features.
Pro Evolution Soccer 3D retains the PES series' style of play and ball controlwhile offering an enhanced "real depth" to passes, crosses, and generally interplay. The new Player camera enables you to see further down the pitch to work more closely as a team.
You can pick from 60 National and 170 club sides, and lead them to glory within a range of challenging game modes. This is accompanied with play-by-play audio commentary and local multiplayer modes where two Nintendo 3DS users to compete against each other. We will have to wait until neext year for online multiplayer.
The Nintendo 3DS's Street Pass rounds of fthe features by adding a competitive element to the Master League mode. Pass nearby another player's 3DS and the game compares the strength of each side and calculates who wins.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 is released 25th March on Nintendo 3DS.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D is more than a novelty launch title on the 3DS. A new 3D camera angle adds real depth and perspective that offer new ways to play the beautiful game.
Pro Evolution Soccer returns to Nintendo's handheld with an innovative and ambitious outing on the 3DS. The most impressive and substantial change here is the use of 3D to offer a better perspective on the action.
Having spent a day with the game I have a good sense of how it plays now. Firstly this is one of the most demanding 3D experiences I've tried on the 3DS. The level of detail and combination of player and pitch movement meant it took my eyes longer to adjust.
Once acclimatised though, things are very impressive. The 3D screen offers a new lower camera angle that lets you see further up and down the pitch. That makes it easier to judge distances on crosses and passes as well as line up shots more accurately.
As a long time PES player, these new play dynamics took a while to get used to (along with the 3D visuals). But it doesn't take long to realise that this is the same familiar Pro Evolution engine running behind the scenes.
It's an ambitious first outing on the 3DS from Konami, and with no sign of FIFA on the system so far, it looks like this is a gamble that has paid off.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 is expected to be released between 25th March and early June.
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