Konami Ships Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007

February 6, 2007

Konami Ships Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution
Soccer 2007

Leading Soccer Series Takes the Pitch Loaded
With New Modes of Play, Realistic Artificial Intelligence and Comprehensive
Multiplayer Support

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today
announced that its critically acclaimed, championship caliber soccer game —
Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 — has shipped to retail stores
nationwide. The long-standing series, a favorite of soccer fans around the
world, makes its next-generation debut on the Xbox 360™ video game and
entertainment system from Microsoft and Nintendo DS™ in addition to new and
improved versions on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP and
PC.

Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007
features enhanced animation and collision detection systems that combine to
deliver the most fluid gameplay experience ever for the series. Players jostle
for position as they prepare for a header, retain control of the ball when
performing slide tackles, set up long runs with beautifully timed lead passes,
turn defenders as they receive the ball, dribble backwards, and perform
spectacular fakes.

Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 also
features enhanced online play, improved graphics, new fully licensed
international and league teams and new game modes. The game will feature several
licenses new to the series, including the French League as well as Portugal’s
Sporting Lisbon and Benfica. It will also include fully licensed uniforms for
the Czech, French, Australian, English, Italian, Argentinean, Spanish and
Swedish national teams, and hundreds of the world’s biggest soccer stars.
Additionally, new to the PSP system and Xbox 360 versions, and returning on the
PlayStation 2 system and PC, is a robust Master League mode, which gives players
even more control over their favorite team by allowing them to manage and train
the players on their own soccer franchise.

Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007
delivers unmatched gameplay realism that takes full advantage of each individual
platform. On the PlayStation 2 system, the game adds new modes of play including
International Challenge and Random Match. International Challenge mode lets
players compete through four continents of opposition to become a champion,
while Random Match lets gamers take the field with a group of players selected
at random from a predetermined league or geographic area. The PlayStation 2
system version also supports online gameplay for up to four players and support
for up to eight players on a single system using the PlayStation 2 system
MultiTap.

The highly anticipated next-generation debut of
the Winning Eleven series on Xbox 360 is highlighted by enhanced graphics,
animations and move sets, delivering the smoothest and most realistic gameplay
ever for the series. Multiplayer options on Xbox 360 include online gameplay for
up to two players and support for up to four players on a single system.

For gaming on the go, Winning Eleven: Pro
Evolution Soccer 2007 for the PSP system returns with local wireless multiplayer
for up to two players and a full-featured Master League mode. While the entirely
new Nintendo DS version of the game takes advantage of the system’s touch-screen
features by allowing players to change the team’s tactics and formations on the
fly. Designed to appeal specifically to the Nintendo DS audience, the gameplay
is intuitive yet retains the series’ trademark complexity.

For more information on Winning Eleven: Pro
Evolution Soccer 2007 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 2 system, PSP system,
Nintendo DS and PC, please visit
www.konami.com
.