KONAMI Reveal New Licences! Werder Bremen!

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has listed the full range of newly licensed clubs that will grace its forthcoming PES 2011 title.

PES 2011 will be released in Europe for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC-DVD on September 30th with versions to follow for Wii, PlayStation 2 and PSP™ (PlayStation Portable), and Smart Phone formats in October - and KONAMI has added a number of key new officially licensed club teams to the new game.

KONAMI has already detailed the inclusion of the Copa Libertadores competition in PES 2011, with fully recreated versions of its 40 competing clubs added to the team rosters from the tournament’s 2010 entrants, with additional details about the licenses to follow later this month. The publisher has also added a wealth of key European sides, which will be included in the game’s bolstered UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League modes. The winners of these competitions will also be able to play in the UEFA Super Cup Final, now fully integrated into the Master League and Become A Legend modes.

The new Italian sides are Lecce, Cesena, and the newly promoted Brescia, while the Spanish league is bolstered with the addition of Real Zaragoza, Sporting Gijon, Almeria and Getafe. Similarly, Tottenham Hotspur join Manchester United in the English section, while the recently-announced Bayern Munich are joined by fellow German club Werder Bremen. These additions swell PES 2011’s roster of official European club sides to over 100: its largest number to date.

PES 2011 represents the greatest leap forward for the long-running series to date. The new game ignites the series with a wealth of gameplay additions, control options and graphical enhancements. Every aspect of the game has been honed and polished, with total freedom of play the core ideal in the new game. Amongst its new innovations, PES 2011 introduces a power gauge for each player that allows the user to exactly place every pass, cross and shot. Balls can be placed anywhere with utter precision, while all new AI routines hand complete control over to the player.

PES 2011 also boasts over a 1000 new animations, with subtle movements both on and off the ball that reflect the pace and power of a top-level match. The new game also boasts a stream of new surprises and additions, ranging from smaller touches such as a new throw-in system that utilises the power gauge system, and simplified tactical selection, through to huge advances such as Master League Online, a radically overhauled Become A Legend mode.