First Wii Version Details for PES 2009

October 10, 2008

First Wii Version Details for PES

New AI, more control and modes
galore as PES 2009 warms up for Wii

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH
has revealed key gameplay additions to its forthcoming PES 2009 title for Wii.
Scheduled for release in Spring 2009, the new game will retain the intuitive
‘point and click’ interface used to control both the player in possession of the
ball and to send those around him on to runs into space. However, a new
‘traditional’ control system using either a Wii Remote or Classic controller has
also been implemented.

Producer Akiyoshi ‘Greyhound’
Chosogabe detailed his plans for the new game at a special event in Rome:

  • A New Level of Control: Players
    will once again point and drag team mates into space to make runs, but
    Greyhound and his team has worked to improve the movement and level of control
    available to the player.
    An improved defense system will allow players to close down their opposition
    with more precision using the Z button, while a new targeting system sees the
    player steering where they place the ball when shooting. Coupled with better
    AI for the CPU-controlled players and opposition, the result is a more
    free-flowing and faster paced simulation. Set pieces have also been reworked,
    with more precision on free kicks and a wider range of corners than in the
    previous game.

  • Co-Operative Play: Greyhound is
    keen to emphasise the teamwork ethos of the PES series, and has added a second
    control system for co-op play. One player will use the familiar Nunchuck and
    Wii Remote system to control their player and drag players into space, with
    the second adopting a more traditional PES controller to control individual
    Using a Wii Remote held sideways or a classic controller, the secondary player
    can control the game in a manner familiar to existing versions of PES for
    other formats. Thus, they can control using familiar PES controls while their
    co-op player orchestrates their player and the rest of the team using the
    bespoke Wii system.

  • Additional Modes: In keeping with
    versions for other formats, PES 2009 for Wii will also feature the UEFA
    Champions League, the addition of the ever-popular Master League for the first
    time on this format plus the return of an enhanced Champions Road competition,
    an enhanced Edit Mode, more online gameplay possibilities, and a Mii Training
    sub-game system.

2009 will be released for Wii in Spring 2009.