PES 2012 Summary
This year, football really is the winner.
A production team dedicated to the Pro Evolution Soccer series has been founded in the UK by Konami, which they call a "large-scale commitment" to fostering European developer talent.
The new UK studio will "strive to adopt and recreate" local club culture to ensure PES is "kept fresh and exciting." They'll be holding a recruitment drive at GDC in Cologne, Germany.
Jon Murphy, Konami's European team leader for PES, has said that while there was a "period of dissatisfaction" with PES for good reason, now it's because EA marketing has 'duped us'.
The PES franchise hasn't been "given proper respect" for returning to quality, said Murphy, because "so many have bought" into EA's PR. Also EA 'copy' the PES formula.
Konami are releasing DLC for PES 2012 which adds a dedicated Copa Santander Libertadores game mode, with features all 38 team 'enhancing' the game's license of the group.
It includes a dedicated roster and the official ball of Copa Santander Libertadores, bringing the 2012 competition "fully up to date." There have also been 'selected parts refined' by the DLC.
Konami's own football series has a rather vexing issue confounding fans right now, known as the 'stutter run' bug. Players stop dead before running again.
This occurs if the spring button is held for more than a couple of seconds, but only appears to affect player one's controller. November will fix the blighter.
Last week saw a handful of new releases but Xbox 360 racer Forza Motorsport 4 left the rest of the UK all format chart in the dust as it launched first place.
FIFA 12 came second with sales down 62% in its third week. Just Dance 3 entered 3rd, PES 2012 5th, and Beenox's Spider-Man: Edge of Time came 39th.