Whatever you can do, the Japanese can do better. With the news that EA has unlocked FIFA 17 for a free weekend, Konami has followed suit and added a new “trial” (which is basically a permanent demo) for Pro Evolution Soccer 2017.
The Trial Edition allows the user to play matches with nine fully licensed teams from both club and national competitions. FC Barcelona, Arsenal FC, and Club Atlétic de Madrid represent the cream of Europe, while Ca Boca Juniors, Ca River Plate, SC Corinthians Paulista and CR Flamengo showcase the South American talent in the full game. The German and French national teams are also available, giving a spectacular cross section of talent and playing styles to the novice PES player.
The version includes the Camp Nou and Neu Sonne stadia, and also gives full access to the Skills Training section.
The Trial Edition also focuses this year’s new PES League mode, which is a play for eSports. According to Konami, the in-game PES League mode was created to make accessing the official PES eSports competition simpler.
We reviewed PES 2017 last month and had this to say about the latest entry:
Whereas FIFA dominates the “casual” market, PES continues its meticulous approach to football with PES 2017. That isn’t a bash to the FIFA franchise at all, but where FIFAthrives in bells and whistles, PES more than makes up for it with tactical strategy and technical abilities. Running on Konami’s Fox Engine (which powered Metal Gear Solid V), PES 2017 is visually impressive, with player likenesses and animations beginning to look frighteningly real. As for the gameplay, PES 2017 is slower, more refined, and tighter than other entries into the franchise up until now, and what it achieves is a great sense of “feel” on the ball – something football games often overlook. After some ups and downs in recent years, PES 2017 is arguably the best PES to date and will please long-time fans while also alluring newcomers to the series.