PES 2015 confirms that a ball will be kicked with a new trailer and screens

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If you can't beat them, eat them

If ever there was a regularly occurring event that would make me feel a bit ostracised, it has to be the soccer. The Fertilizer Industry Federation of Australia tournament (I don’t have a license to spell that acronym out and I can’t afford another lawsuit) is busy raging on right now, providing more footie action than an amorous girlfriend. We’ve already had a new FIFA game announced by EA, and now it’s time for that other rival to take to the field. Time to dispense some PES 2015.

CVG has the new screens, which show off new lifeless death-stare player technology:

And there’s a new trailer to go with all of that, wherein a ball is well and truly headed:

Other new gameplay features this year include mild cannibalism, gouging, fans defending an unhinged lunatic biter because he happens to be on their favourite team and motion-controls for faking an injury like an actor desperate to receive an Academy Award. I may have also made all that up but dammit if EA and Konami would just listen to me then football games would be exciting for once.

So when is it out? According to an Italian listing by video games retailer GameStop, you’ll be able to take to the digital pitch from September 26 on Xbox 360, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. I got to experience some world cup action during my day off in LA after E3.

In a bar with several locals and a plate of El Diablo hotwings that burnt going in and out, my table was sandwiched between Chile and Australian supporters, with the usual “OZZIE OZZIE OZZIE OY OY OY!” chants to my left and some form of the Chilean lingo which I could only assume was local swearing to my right. A weird experience, but an interesting one nonetheless.

Anyway, football!

Last Updated: June 26, 2014

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