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Pro Evolution Soccer 2012: Online Mode Detailed

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Konami has revealed the details of Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 Online Mode.

"Online is a key element to PES 2012 and we have worked hard to deliver options that enhance both the competitive edge of the game, and that bolster the solo modes in Master League Online,” commented Jon Murphy, European PES Team Leader for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH.

Among these additions are eight player online matches, a more realistic Master League Online, Facebook integration, and smoother matchmaking.

The Master League Online is a competitive league in which users guide their favorite club to victory against other users.  This year PES 2012 takes kicks the competitiveness up a notch by allowing team styles to be changed to benefit the preferred style of play with options ot choose a balanced game, physics, speed, technique, set-pieces, and teamwork.  Contracts are also introduced and players may have to be sold if their salary and contract requirements are not met.

PES 2012 now offers up to eight player online matches through PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.  Community Mode has been improved, giving users access to a wider range of  opponents.  Community groups up to 100 users can be united, and there are bulletin boards for members to pass messages. Similarly, inter-community matches were incorporated to add rivalry between the groups.

Online matchmaking has also been improved, and now players are more likely to be pitted against a rival whose shape resembles their own. Those who disconnect to prevent a loss will also be blocked and players with lower reputations will be placed against each other, the whole online system has been enhanced to provide a smoother experience.

As with most games, PES 2012 is taking a more social approach.  myPES, a free Facebook application, will be available when PES 2012 launches.  This app will will allow users to share results of games between friends via their Facebook walls, giving gamers bragging rights amongst friends.

This service will be extended in October to allow people to invite friends for their own competitions, log your results automatically update the league tables and unlocks a number of special awards.

 

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