The man England fans love to hate, Cristiano Ronaldo, is to have his face plastered all over PES 2008 boxes and related paraphernalia. The game is due out on every major format except the Wii sometime during the Autumn of this year.
Manchester United and Portugal star Cristano ‘touch me and I fall over’ Ronaldo will be the face of PES 2008 in Europe when the game comes out later this year. Ronaldo was recently voted the PFA’s Player and Young Player of the Year in 2007 and is one of the biggest names in world football. As part of the deal, Cristiano Ronaldo will appear on the packaging and point-of-sale materials for Konami’s PAL versions of PES 2008, alongside specially selected local talent, details of which will be released at a later date.
Due for release on the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC-DVD, PlayStation 2, PSP and Nintendo DS, the new game will feature a new feature called Teamvision AI. This allows the game to actively monitors the player’s onscreen movements and adapt accordingly, forcing the player to consider their own strategic play more carefully. Other new additions include amazing attention to aesthetic detail as faces contort and shirts crease during a match, extensive Edit modes in all Next Generation versions, and closer control than ever before.Jon Murphy, Pro Evolution Soccer Team Leader for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH commented:
“Cristiano Ronaldo is the most exciting talent in modern football. It is fitting that a player with his incredible skill and poise is to join forces with a game that can thrill and challenge as much as the real thing. His obvious enthusiasm for PES 2008 will be channelled into the game, and we look forward to working with Cristiano in the coming months.”
“For me there is no other game that can capture the grace and skill of football like PES 2008,” added Cristiano Ronaldo. “Every element of the game is lavished with incredible detail, and with its close control and fast pace it is the most complete simulation of real football out there.”
We’ll have more on this title soon.