The current PES game may not be in the same league as FIFA 12 at the moment, but Konami are obviously looking to change the growing decline with their next effort. The first trailer for PES 2013 has just been unveiled and it shows familar face Cristiano Ronaldo strutting his stuff with a mix of real-time and in-game graphics.
Football nuts should know that Ronaldo was also the face of PES 2012 and he’s back once again as the main man promoting the new game. Konami has released a fairly impressive debut trailer for the new game, wasting no time in promising that the game has ‘returned to its roots’ – ie, the franchise that once walked all over FIFA.
The roles have well and truly been reversed now though and it’s EA’s FIFA games that everyone rushes to buy in the Autumn. Along with the trailer, Konami has also revealed some new game features, one of which is a brand new AI system called ProActive AI. Another main feature which Konami are bigging up is ‘PES FullControl’, with a heavy emphasis on a players first touch since he or she will now be able to perform a variety of moves when the ball first comes to you.
As for the trailer itself, it basically just features a lot of Ronaldo just running around, with Konami opting to keep it restricted to just cutscenes for the time being. We would have liked to see some actual gameplay, but we’re guessing that this may come at E3 2012 instead. The graphics quality of the cutscenes shown though are pretty decent, although we have to say that they are nothing groundbreaking and certainly not on the level of anything ‘next-gen’.
If you are still getting this game no matter what, be sure to read through the initial list of features that Konami has announced over on the official PES 2013 website here. Watch the Ronaldo trailer below and let us know what you think of Konami’s new effort. Will FIFA 13 still wipe the floor with this game or not?