Football gaming fans around the world will have today woken up to the news that Konami are celebrating reaching the one million units sold mile-stone for Pro Evo 2012. And even better, for us gamers at least, the developers and publishers of the behemoth football series are set to drop the price of the game in April.
As yet, there is no word on how much the game will cost after the re-price, but if you’ve so far held off buying the game, any reduction (in combination with reviews like our own) is bound to make the purchase all the more appealing.
Here’s the full press release from Konami:
Fans offered re-released Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 at a new price, beginning April 10
In celebration of one million units sold throughout Latin America, Konami Digital Entertainment has announced it’s re-releasing its hit game, Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 on April 10th at lower prices for a number of formats. The game, originally released in September 2011, has been praised for its realism and key advances, and its low price will make it a key signing for soccer fans. The lower price gives new fans the opportunity to pick up the controller and play against friends in what is regarded as the most authentic soccer game in the market.
PES 2012 will be re-released for PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC-DVD at a new discounted price point.
Key advances include stunning visuals and lighting effects, better referee AI, and a wealth of new elements that extend the game’s range. Football Life mode showcases the different career paths in the sport, and allows users to experience a career as a player, manager or owner. Football Life is an umbrella title spanning the popular Master League and Become A Legend modes, both of which have been enhanced for the new game. Also included is the all-new Club Boss mode, where you steer a club fiscally. The hugely popular Training Challenges have also returned, allowing users to refine their set-piece skills and to get to grips with the possibilities afforded by the new Teammate Control system, while the stunning myPES option allows users to sync the game with Facebook and create statistics and leagues for friends and family.
The re-release comes as the soccer season enters its most exciting period, with PES 2012 allowing users to recreate the final stages of the UEFA Champions League competition within the game’s exclusive mode. In addition, PES 2012 is exclusively home to the Copa Santader Libertadores league license, giving fans in South America a chance to play with their favorite league teams.