Konami have sent through the first screenshots from PES 2012 (following up the reveal trailer two weeks ago
), the latest upcoming addition to their annual Pro Evolution Soccer franchise.
The new screens show a variety of situations from within PES 2012 that have been bolstered by new animations, visual enhancements and control elements. The Tokyo-based team has worked hard to ensure PES 2012 is a more fluid and playable experience, with the jostling system used in last year’s game now enhanced to offer proper bodily contact and physical reactions, while close control and the team AI has been reworked to provide a more realistic recreation of real football.
As such, PES 2012 gives the player total control, with dribbling now refined, while passing and build-up play are enhanced by AI that ensures teammates will make dummy runs and support the player with the ball.
We're not quite sure you can confirm all of that just from looking three stills -- as pretty as they may be -- but click the thumbs below to pass your own judgement.
PES 2012 is due "later in the year" 2011 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Playstation Portable, PlayStation 2, Nintendo Wii and PC.