Pro Evolution Soccer 2015

Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 Gets Cover Star, Release Date & More Details
by Matthew Kato on Aug 13, 2014 at 07:00 AM
Publisher: Konami
Developer: PES Productions
Rating: Everyone
Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4

Konami is releasing Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 closer to winter this year, but new features and a free demo this fall could tide fans over.

As you can see, German national team and Bayern Munich star Mario Götze is the game's cover star when the title comes out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on November 11*.

Before then, a free demo will be available on September 17 for all those formats except PC.

We previously covered some of the game's main features in this preview, but today the company revealed more details about this year's title.

Second Division Teams – Second division teams from England, Spain, Italy, and France have been added, which also adds to the game's overall player database. It's unclear, however, how many/which teams from each league are being added.

Roles In Co-Op Multiplayer – Co-op play features a mode in which you can divide the pitch into attacking, midfield, and defensive areas where players on the same team each control a zone. Whether or not this extends beyond simply switching between all your midfielders, for instance, or encompasses further control options is unknown at this time.

Stadium Editor – Options for your stadium include being able to set the pitch patterns, sideline and seat colors, and goal net design. The game also features unnamed new licensed stadiums.

Online – A division structure has been added with promotion/relegation. How many divisions and games in a season are unknown. Online play also features a QuickMatch option as well as dedicated 11v11 lobbies.

Master League – Improvements include revised player growth, transfers, and managers. New cutscenes have also been included and national Super Cups integrated.

Become a Legend – This mode features a new training portion, mode-specific match simulations, and new transfer and recruitment systems.

Weather – Rain has been added.

*Note: This story originally posted the European release date of November 13. It has been edited to reflect the official release date in the Americas of November 11.