"THE POWER OF FOOTBALL"
Its here! Our first look at PES 2019 and from what we can tell from the visuals and details its looking pretty good so far. From returning favourites like snowy weather to what looks like what im calling dynamic time where we see the sun moving across the sky causing a sun dial effect to the stadiums shadow or basically shadows move across the floor as time progresses. Hopefully this will include late kick off games that start in the evening light say in spring / summer and end with the sky darker. Although the reveal trailer didnt give too much away ( more to come later surely ) i did notice a nice sequence that involve Phil Coutinho literally jumping into the crowd to celebrate with the fans, more of this please Konami. We also see that there will be more than one version of the game available this year as with the previous. As well as the standard edition there will also be a David Beckham edition and a legend edition each with bonus content and pre order bonuses. All are available to pre order now ready for its 30th of August release. So,lets dive into some of the new details.
The drama of the beautiful game, more visible and clearly portrayed through the many different playing styles.
Introduction of 11 new skill traits that will help enhance player uniqueness, including edge turn, no look pass, control loop, dipping shot and rising shot. These new skills increase the total in-game number to 39.
Player individuality has also been taken to the next level, where skills and strengths are more prominent in impact and motion during gameplay.
Dribbling animation and fluidity is now based on variety of factors, such as player and ball positioning along the defensive line, precise feint movements to surpass around the sides and awareness of the close proximity of the opposition while turning.
New shooting mechanics with unique varied animations have been introduced, including motion of the ball slipping past the goalkeeper's outstretched hands, reactions of the attacker who just slighlty missed and more intense/joyful reactions around the goal area.
A significant introduction is Visible Fatigue, which is a reworked, rebalanced stamina system. Players will give clear visual indications when they are tired, with their stamina level impacting how they play. How you manage players during a match and when you make substitutions could be the difference between winning or losing.
Quick substitutions will be available when the ball goes out of play. A simple button press will give you recommended changes based on stamina and position. No need to interupt the gameplay during a tense match!
Improvements have been made to make the movement of the ball more natural and varied. The trajectory of the ball is now based on posture and how the ball was kicked. Also, situations like the ball bouncing off the goalkeeper's body or hitting a defender during a block have more realistic outcomes.
Full body touch introduced last year has been further enhanced. How the ball is controlled depends more on the surrounding situation, allowing for smoother and contextual trapping of the ball.
MASTER LEAGUE REAL SEASON
Pre-season featuring the International Champions Cup, improved negotiation for transfers and more licensed leagues. These 3 key changes will make you feel more like an actual manager.
Take part in the International Champions Cup before the season begins. Find your best 11, determine your strategy and finalise your tactics for the new campaign.
Improved negotiation system and budget management. Added a re-sell and clean sheet options so that strategy is needed not only on the pitch but also with club management.
THE BEAUTIFUL GAME
4K HDR support across all capable platforms. Experience PES 2019's realistic visuals with more clarity and realistic range of colours.
Enlighten software has been used to rework lighting, both natural and stadium based. Stands and pitches will closely mirror their real life counterparts depending on the time of day, bringing a more realistic look and feel to PES 2019.
Snow weather effects have been added. Not only will snow appear in the game, it will also affect gameplay. You will need to plan your strategy and make key choices based on the weather.
The crowd has more details and animations added. Also, you will now be able to hear the excitement from the crowd throughout the stadium like never before!
By focusing on the latest platforms, a dynamic resolution system has been implemented. See all the on-pitch visuals with more detail and clarity.
The biggest changes to myClub in years. Obtain strong players, play CO-OP or go up against your rivals and compete in PES LEAGUE.
High Performance Players will be introduced to the game. Depending on their performance in last week's match, these players will have boosted stats and possibly new skills for a limited period. Strengthen your squad with these special versions of your favorite players or get introduced to new players that performed well.
Legend Players like Beckham, Maradona, Cruyff, Nedvěd, Gullit, Maldini and Kahn will appear in PES 2019. New Legends will also be introduced later.
PES LEAGUE weekly matches is a new feature coming to myClub! Compete against other users within your group, featuring a good balance of people to match up with. Your Division and position will fluctuate based on your performance. Various rewards can be obtained if you make it to the top ranking. Get new players, strengthen your squad, play matches and aim for the top!
Now check out the PES 2019 reveal trailer, enjoy.
PES 2019 will be released on the 30th August 2018.
All images and video courtesy of Konami Digital Entertainment.