Pro Evolution Soccer 2009

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2009
Cover art
Cover art featuring Lionel Messi
Developer(s) Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo
Publisher(s) Konami
Series Pro Evolution Soccer
Platform(s) PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
PlayStation Portable
PlayStation 2
Wii
Microsoft Windows[1]
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (abbreviated as PES 2009 and known as World Soccer: Winning Eleven 2009 in Korea and Japan) is a football video game in the Pro Evolution Soccer series, which was made by Konami. It is also the exclusive licensed game of the UEFA Champions League.[2] The Wii version is known as Winning Eleven Play Maker 2009 in Japan.

Gameplay[edit]

Gameplay has been changed from previous versions for Pro Evolution Soccer 2009, with key additions to the Teamvision system, tactics changing according to situation, off-the-ball fluency, and AI recognizing strategies that works accumulating data on an ongoing basis within Master League and League modes. Another new addition is the readjustments for ball movements, with new air resistance calculations for the trajectory of the ball. There are also new friction routines to affect ball movement in terms of ground conditions, backspin routines are calculated so that ball slows accordingly, and the bounce of the ball can be used more effectively: players can flick the ball up to tee a shot, or to lift it over a defender's trailing leg. If a player has the ability, they will be able to perform skilful turns. PES 2009 also features a new game mode called 'Become A Legend', much like 'Be a Pro' from the EA Sports FIFA Series. This mode was originally only in the Japanese versions by the name of Fantasista, it was released as a special edition for J-League Winning Eleven 2007 Club Championship.

Licences[edit]

For the first time Konami was able to acquire the rights for the UEFA Champions League.[3] Manchester United and Liverpool are the only fully licensed clubs from the Premier League, which is integrated but unlicensed just as in the previous releases. Since the UEFA Champions League license does not include the rights of all participating clubs and a number of licenses were held exclusively by EA Sports too, not all participating clubs are licensed or even in the game.

Unlicensed clubs have real player names but use fictional club names, badges, and kits.[4][5] These can be edited by the user.[6]

There is also a separate league with 18 generic teams (Team A, Team B, etc.), which can be edited fully, as in the previous versions. This feature does not appear in the PS2 version of the game and the PSP version only has two teams in this extra league.

Cover[edit]

Lionel Messi and Andrés Guardado appear as the cover athletes of PES 2009.[7][8][9] As part of the new agreement, Messi is featured on the cover of all versions of PES 2009, and also appears in promotional materials for the game.[10][11]

Wii version[edit]

Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 is the second Wii entry of the association football video game Pro Evolution Soccer series by Konami. The Wii version was released in March 2009.

Building on the control system of its predecessor, PES 2009 expands on the basic concept of players controlling both the player with the ball and those around them.

PES 2009 for Nintendo Wii will feature a number of key additions, with an enhanced shooting system offering more control. The development team has also reworked the defensive elements of the game, with more control over defenders and more ways to close down attacking threats. A new AI system has also been implemented and results in more sophisticated and intuitive movement from teammates according to the player's commands. A new cooperative play system was designed to allow one player to use the Nunchuk and the Wiimote to control the game at a team level while another player uses the Classic Controller to coordinate individual players. It is also set to receive fresh game modes, like the Master League, an enhanced Champions Road competition, an enhanced Edit Mode, enhanced online gameplay possibilities and a game mode allowing players to train their Mii.[12]

Demo[edit]

A playable demo became available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on October 2, 2008. Players are able to select from Manchester United, Liverpool, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Italy, or France for a full five minute exhibition match with a multi-player option.

The demo also includes promotional videos detailing the new game's "Become a Legend" and online "Legends" modes, which see the player controlling just one player within a team and attempting to forge a career in football. Starting as a promising 17-year-old, players must force their way into the first team and produce a series of blistering performances which will ultimately result to a move to one of Europe's biggest sides. Or, on the flip side, poor performances can see a player struggling in the lower leagues and eventually being released.[13]

Updates[edit]

Version 1.10[edit]

Patch version 1.10 was released as scheduled at 07:00 BST on October 23, 2008 to correct issues that have affected user save data in various modes of "Pro Evolution Soccer 2009" including the PS3 and PC versions.[14]

Version 1.20[edit]

Patch version 1.20 was released on 5 November 2008. The patch updated kits and team rosters for four Spanish sides including Atlético Madrid, Sevilla FC, Racing Santander, and Real Valladolid – all being officially licensed. It also updated the kits and team rosters of many teams within the game to match those registered by teams at the close of the summer transfer window of 31 August 2008. The UEFA Champions League mode was also updated, with 12 more teams added to the club list, with proper UEFA Champions League kits and kit markings added. Amongst the teams fully updated within this mode are Olympique de Marseille, Juventus, and FC Basel. The following new features added by this update file include "Replay Upload" and "Theatre of Legends" for Legends Mode, and a new "Download" feature in the "System Settings" used for updating various game data.[15]

Version 1.30[edit]

Patch version 1.30 was released on the 17 February 2009, after the January Transfer window. The patch includes updated transfers, player statistics and over 200 new players.[16]

Version 1.40[edit]

Update version 1.40 was released on 28 March 2009. The update features the new England team kit and more player updates.[17] All save files will remain intact. However, certain edit data will revert to default including Player Register and Formation Data. Save data which is created whilst the download is being validated will be invalid once the downloaded content has been removed. Only users who have downloaded content data which has been validated will be able to play online. You can confirm each player's game version from "Version" of profile. The latest version is 1.00.04.[18][19]

Association with Setanta Sports[edit]

In late September 2008, it was announced that PES 2009 would have Setanta Sports branding.[20] As in Pro Evolution Soccer 2008, the English language commentary team are Jon Champion and Mark Lawrenson.

The link was confirmed when Setanta Sports put logos on their website announcing they were, indeed, in association with the game.[21]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
PC PS2 PS3 PSP Wii Xbox 360
Eurogamer N/A N/A N/A N/A 8/10[23] 7/10[22]
Famitsu N/A N/A N/A 31/40[24] N/A N/A
Game Informer N/A N/A 8.5/10[25] N/A N/A 8.5/10[25]
GamePro N/A N/A N/A N/A 4/5[26] N/A
Game Revolution N/A N/A C+[27] N/A N/A N/A
GameSpot N/A N/A 7/10[28] 6.5/10[29] 8/10[30] 7/10[28]
GameTrailers N/A N/A 7.6/10[31] N/A 9/10[32] 7.6/10[31]
GameZone N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 7/10[33]
IGN N/A 6.8/10[34] (UK) 8.5/10[35]
(US) 7.2/10[36]
7/10[37] 8.5/10[38] (UK) 8.5/10[35]
(US) 7.2/10[36]
OXM N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 6/10[39]
PC Gamer (UK) 87%[40] N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
PSM N/A N/A 4.5/5[41] N/A N/A N/A
411Mania N/A N/A N/A N/A 8/10[42] N/A
Aggregate scores
GameRankings 76.62%[43] 68.67%[44] 77.27%[45] 77.20%[46] 85.46%[48] 73.54%[47]
Metacritic 79/100[49] 72/100[50] 77/100[51] 75/100[52] 84/100[54] 74/100[53]

The game was met with positive to average reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 85.46% and 84 out of 100 for the Wii version;[48][54] 77.27% and 77 out of 100 for the PlayStation 3 version;[45][51] 77.20% and 75 out of 100 for the PSP version;[46][52] 76.62% and 79 out of 100 for the PC version;[43][49] 73.54% and 74 out of 100 for the Xbox 360 version;[47][53] and 68.67% and 72 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version.[44][50]

The PS2 version was the 100th best-selling game in Japan in 2008, which sold 135,128 copies, with total lifetime sales of 680,152;[55] while the PS3 version was the 32nd best-selling game that year, which sold 297,896 copies.[55]

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