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'Pro Evolution Soccer 2008' revealed

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'Pro Evolution Soccer 2008' revealed
Details of the next instalment in the hugely successful Pro Evolution football franchise from Konami have been announced.

The firm has given the next game a brand new name, ditching the expected Pro Evolution Soccer 7 in favour of the more FIFA-like Pro Evolution Soccer 2008.

Among the new features will be a full editing suite and Teamvision, a brand new AI programme allowing the computer to adapt to a gamer's individual style of play. This, according to Konami, means that if a player repeatedly races down the left wing, for example, the game will learn this and plan its counter attack.

On-the-ball dribble moves will also be increased, set-pieces reworked with the inclusion of a defensive wall and - as expected - the graphics have allegedly been given an overhaul.

“We have taken a long hard look at what has made the Pro Evolution Soccer series so popular, and where we want to take it next," producer Shingo ‘Seabass’ Takatsuka said.

"With the new Teamvision AI system, we truly believe that we have elevated the game to a new level. The movement of players off the ball, coupled with the total control given to the player, creates the closest simulation of real football to date. We really hope everyone enjoys our evolution. I promise it will be worth the wait."

Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 will be released this autumn on PS3, Xbox 360, PC, PS2, PSP and DS.

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