Pro Evo Soccer kickin' it on Wii

Konami confirms long-running footie franchise to arrive on Nintendo's newest system early next year.

Few game genres have a broader appeal than sports games, and no sport is more popular worldwide than soccer. Given Nintendo's emphasis on expanding its appeal beyond the traditional gamer market, soccer is a natural choice for Wii games. Electronic Arts has already announced that it will hit the Wii pitch with FIFA Soccer 08 and Mii support this fall, but it will not have the system's soccer market to itself for long.

Konami today announced that its long-running Pro Evolution Soccer series (sometimes known as Winning Eleven) will be arriving on the Wii in the first quarter of next year. Simply called Pro Evolution Soccer for now, the Wii version of the series has "undergone a radical rethink" to be built around the system's motion-sensing controllers. Despite that, Konami is promising the same level of realism seen in previous editions of Pro Evolution Soccer.

Gamers eager for a new installment of the series this year can look for Pro Evolution Soccer 2008, to be released in October for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, DS, PlayStation Portable, and PC.

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ubaidhq
ubaidhq

how long does it take to get out

PKODO
PKODO

I just hope theres not as much disapointment as there was with the features on Fifa 08 wich was very limited. None the less I'm looking forward to playing PES on Wii. Give PS3 & X-BOX a run for there money!!!

Mikey_PJ
Mikey_PJ

I can't understand what a footy game would be like on the wii, but it must be good news for the people making the game.

Princecake
Princecake

I, actually, for once don't want them to "try" to add motion sensing into the gameplay... just port the game over and I'll be happy as hell :) especially if they have online mode

TabooTongue
TabooTongue

I'm excited as **** I was all bumped out because I was going to have to get Fifa as no Winning Eleven was announced and I'm dying for a more realistic soccer game than "Soccer" (NES VC). I can't wait to get this, my last edition was Winning Eleven 7 on the PS2, but have loved Konami's soccer games more than EA's since the 64.

a_grunge_fan
a_grunge_fan

Usually I don't leave negative comments but all football games are a huge snore fest. Boring.

Dima_06
Dima_06

Everyone one on this board that stated playing with your hands is wrong for this type of game is right, but as one can plainly see that is the only way we will be playing soccer on the Wii for the time being. Only when they come up with shin guards and cleat motion sensing aparatus will we be able to play using feet only. Hey, I can dream can't I ?!

Dima_06
Dima_06

Horray!!! Now that the Wii is getting both Fifa 08 and PES 08, it will be so cool to play them both and see the differences in gameplay. Although I think they will be minor. Finally, who on this board is happy that Rockstat is supporting the Wii with two awesome games?!?! ( Manhunt 2 and Table Tennis) Woot!! Now I can finally rest quietly knowing that my new console wont go unnoticed. Just bring a GTA game to the Wii Rockstar, pretty please. I do congratulate you though on bringing the highly salivated over Bully to Wii...that will sell like hotcakes in a Sam's Club store-presumably.

chocolate1325
chocolate1325

If Pro Evolution Soccer is gonna be on the Wii it means the Wii is a very popular console. It was the best game series on PS2. It could be brilliant if the controls are right.

Darth_DuMas
Darth_DuMas

This is very important in Europe and could be a securing factor in the Wii's position in Europe. Pro Evo has always been an important title on any home console in Europe.

heroofwinds1
heroofwinds1

fantastic news.pro evolution soccer has always been the best soccer game and now that is coming to wii it will become even better.

KingKoop
KingKoop

Pro Evo on the Wii...it wa sonly a matter of time ;) This is gonna be cool.

ardandil
ardandil

God actually hears the prayers

Hir0_N
Hir0_N

More games for Wii w00t :)

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

I am glad that my previous comments about the series coming to the Wii or risk being hammered by FIFA, but now it will be a close battle.

puppiemaster
puppiemaster

Nintendo is flying high, everyone wants to develop for it, even Sony and Microsoft!!! Let the fanboy comments fly!!!!!!!

Gaara79
Gaara79

Classic controller. seriosusly, use it.

gary_safc
gary_safc

lovley lovley we love u konami hopfully slightly better graphics then ps2 and will full experence gameplay it should be a peach of a game .. thank u so much nintendo for letting this happen !!!

tealmantis793
tealmantis793

Hopefully it won't be a port from other consoles, otherwise it might be a dumbed down version of Winning Eleven....

GamerForca
GamerForca

"hey!! how can u play FOOTBALL, while u kicking the ball with ur HAND using wii controler???" - aquamah Hey!! How can you play football pressing buttons with your HAND?? :|

Timotht
Timotht

Good to see some more third party content for the Wii.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

It will be interesting to see what they do with the Wii controls.

Fitipali
Fitipali

YES!!!!! OH FREAKING YEAH! I LOVE WII AND I LOVE PROEVOLUTION!!!

marito12
marito12

finally a winning eleven on a nintendo console

aquamah
aquamah

hey!! how can u play FOOTBALL, while u kicking the ball with ur HAND using wii controler???

godovivel
godovivel

YAY . The best football game coming to Wii ...

dragonball3900
dragonball3900

Looks good, I might have to get it(man Wii wishlist is getting huge).

wiz4ha
wiz4ha

Fantastic! I've been following Konami's soccer titles since the N64, and I'll be sure to be getting this one for the Wii!

kevo14
kevo14

I LOVE THIS GAME!!!! ( yes i am hypeing this game )

Riorio99
Riorio99

I was gonna keep hold of my ps2 this year to play this game... but know its coming to wii!!!!

lhoucomaniac
lhoucomaniac

Okay, that's cool and all... but how the heck are we gonna play it?? I don't think the wii mote have enough buttons for the basic functions, and we will have a great number of movements that won't be so real

felshs
felshs

cool...........but can you kick the wiimote??

mattcake
mattcake

Ideal control system imo for a footy game is nunchuck to move, A button to pass, trigger held down to control power then use the angle forwards/back you have the remote tilted at to control height of shot, with tilt left/right to control aftertouch. Betting they use either some annoyingly complex or annoyingly basic method instead tho? ;)

chocolate1325
chocolate1325

Pro Evolution Soccer is the best football series around and it's gonna be on the Wii.

Jaysonguy
Jaysonguy

This is an instant must have for any Wii owner who likes quality sports titles. Even non soccer fans might be pushed to purchase because of the high standards to the franchise and motion controls.