Skipping the debate of whether it is properly called football or soccer, lets jump right into what sports fans can expect from the Wii version of PES 2009, aka Pro Evolution Soccer or Winning Eleven X. Konami has gone all out on controls and immersion for our motion controlled system including Mii support.
Like the standard PES 2009 found on PlayStation 2 and 3, PSP, Xbox 360 and PC gameplay still focuses on the point and click control, but Konami has worked to improve the movement and level of overall control. Further improved will be the AI of both teammates and opponents, the integration of a more precises defensive system using the Z button and a new targeting system allows players to steer where they place the ball when shooting.
Multi-player on the Wii is where things get interestingly new. While one player will point and direct and drag players into position with the Nunchuck and Wiimote, a second player can join in with a Wiimote turned sideways or a classic controller for a more “familiar” PES control like other game versions.
Like other versions PES 2009 on Wii will feature additional modes like UEFA Champions League and, for the first time on the Wii, the popular Master League. There will also be an enhanced Champions Road competition and Edit Mode as well as more online gameplay possibilities and even a Mii Training sub-game system.
PES 2009 for Wii is set to release in Spring of — you guessed it — 2009.