Konami Ships World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 International


KONAMI SHIPS WORLD SOCCER WINNING
ELEVEN 7 INTERNATIONAL
(tm)
FOR PLAYSTATION
®
2


 
GameZone Weekly Contest: World Soccer Winning Eleven 7


REDWOOD CITY
,
CALIF.


February 17, 2004


Leading video game publisher Konami Digital Entertainment


America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced
that it has shipped
World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 International
(tm)
(WE7) for the
PlayStation
®
2 computer entertainment system to retail outlets nationwide. The latest
installment of the lauded Winning Eleven
series (known in Europe as Pro Evolution Soccer) once again raises
the standard for soccer simulations. Following the success of last year
s
Winning Eleven 6, the series
U.S. debut, the franchise returns to the playing field with an entirely new
game engine, true-to-life graphics and unparalleled realism in gameplay.


 


"Winning
Eleven 7
continues to push the boundaries of
gameplay to create the best soccer simulation available, if not the best
sports game,
"
said Rob Goff, Product Manager at KDEA.

"We
strive to keep the Winning Eleven
franchise the world
s
most realistic soccer game year after year, and the unprecedented additions
and improvements we have made to this year
s
game clearly demonstrate that commitment.
"


 


Now featuring more than 100
national and club teams, and 21 beautifully rendered stadiums,
WE7
leads the soccer genre with
astounding player control, ball physics and playmaking abilities. The title
s
new graphics engine delivers the greatest level of detail seen in any soccer
series. Hundreds of new player animations mean that players not only look
identical to their real-life counterparts, but they also move like them. The
game includes amazing detail from players

changing facial expressions to bandages that protect their recent injuries.


 


As gamers navigate improved menu
scr
eens, they will have
their choice of several cup and league modes, including the deepest franchise
mode of any sports game, the Master League. Expanded to become the ultimate in
league play, the Master League now features competition within four regional
leagues. Teams must battle through their own divisions for a chance at club
team supremacy in the Champs Division. Aided by a brand new player "search
engine", virtual managers can search through the entire league for the perfect
player to take them over the top.


 


Additionally, carefully refined A.I.
creates the best challenge in sports gaming, along with realistic pace and
balance. The computer will bring a much more challenging defensive scheme to
the pitch and ever-so-human refer
ees
will be playing the advantage in foul situations or even favoring the home
team! For those looking to go even further in their play,
Winning Eleven 7
introduces a
"Shop Mode" where players earn points that can be traded for new players,
teams, stadiums, crowd effects, and strategies.

 


WE7

is rated E for Everyone and is available at an MSRP of $39.99.


 


About KONAMI CORPORATION


Konami Corporation is a leading developer, publisher and
manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties, specializing in the home
video game market. Konami Corporation’s action and adventure titles include
the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid,
Silent Hill
and Castlevania,
among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on
the Web at www.konami.com. Konami Corporation is a publicly traded company
based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment,
Inc. in the US and Konami of Europe in Frankfurt, Germany. Konami Corporation,
the parent company of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is traded in the
United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM.
Details of the products published by Konami Digital Entertainment – America
can be found at www.konami.com/usa.


 


(C)2004 KONAMI & Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo


 


(C)1996 JAPAN FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (C)2002 JFA.MAX


 


(C)2001 KFA. Officially Licensed by Korea Football
Association


Special thanks to Fortuna, MUKTA, SEJIN, Denis for Korea
National Team data.


 


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