Konami has unveiled the first gameplay trailer of eFootball, the new incarnation of the historic Pro Evolution Soccer series that will arrive in the autumn in the free-to-play format. With an in-engine trailer, the Japanese house unveiled the football simulation’s main news between defensive mechanics, 1-vs-1 battles, precision shots, and much more.
Absent from the big conferences that kicked off Gamescom 2021, eFootball presented itself today with a new trailer dedicated to gameplay that highlighted the main innovations of this new version of the football simulator through in-engine sequences.
Among these, the Japanese house presented the new ball control, which will allow players to manage the strength of the touch and determine the speed of dribbling. A feature that will be embellished by the peculiarities of DualSense, when the PS5 version will update following the autumn debut to support Sony’s next-generation controller.
There will also be room for a new feint system, which will also be added in this case following the launch and will allow for a wide variety of dribbles and feints with a more intuitive control system than in past editions PES. For the defenders, there will be a way to manage the containment phase with a new 1-vs-1 battle system at the center of the trailer.
The video then focuses on the possibilities of intercepting passes and creating counterattack opportunities, the new dynamics that regulate physical clashes, the new Duel camera (which will zoom in on the player engaged in a 1-vs-1 clash), but also to the new tactics system dedicated to team play and precision shooting, yet another feature that will be introduced later.
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“With so many changes this year, we believe it is essential that players first understand the sensations our football game is able to convey on the pitch – highly realistic and based on a real passion for the sport,” said Seitaro. Kimura, eFootball producer.
“Decades of experience in developing PES and Winning Eleven titles has been poured into eFootball with the aim of reaching football fans around the world. This is the beginning of a unique journey and we have big plans for the future.”
eFootball will be launched in a free-to-play version on PC and consoles in the fall, with the mobile edition for iOS and Android scheduled for the end of the year. New details on game modes, licenses, and final launch date will also be revealed in September.