PES coming to X360, PSP

New play modes promised.

Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 will be out on PC, PS2, PSP, Xbox 360 and DS in January, publisher Konami confirmed at a pre-E3 conference in LA today.

The moniker is the international title, which is certain to be changed for PAL release. Konami didn't specify whether the January date pertained to Japan or Europe.

New play modes are to be included in the update, as well as what sound like significant gameplay additions. Players will now be able to run without the ball and point passes exactly. Strikers and defenders will work harder to find space and throw off advances from the opposition.

A new International Challenge mode will feature four continents to dominate. In addition, the Master League is to be lengthened. Licenses have now been acquired for Argentina, Spain, Sweden, Italy and Holland, meaning more authentic player names and livery.

The football sector remains as fiercely contested as ever. Rival EA is currently topping the British charts with its World Cup rendition of FIFA, and is likely to show a full update of the game on the E3 showfloor tomorrow.

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