Konami Digital Entertainment
today released three new screenshots
from PES 2012
, the latest installment in the Pro Evolution Soccer
series due to ship for PC, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PSP and PS2. PES 2012 benefits from a more open approach that allows users to dictate the pace of movement, with all-new AI elements incorporated so team mates make runs and offer support in one-on-one situations. Players make useful dummy runs to draw defenders, and this offers users greater options to move the ball around when they are being closed down. Thus, the team works together a more cohesive unit, reacting to the movements of the player with the ball, and working to force the opposing team into mistakes. Also, zonal marking and positional defending are also massively enhanced; ensuring players are forced to work harder to split the opposition defence. Moreover, defenders rely on their strength and stature to force a player from the ball as strikers and play makers make use of unique attributes to beat their markers. Tighter, more accurate collisions see players tumbling dependent on how they are knocked off the ball. Crucially, control is not lost, allowing the stumbling player to be brought directly back under control.