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PES 2010 Wii detailed, out in autumn

New free-kick system, other tweaks.

Konami has said that Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 for Wii will be released this autumn soon after previously announced versions for PC, PS2, PS3, PSP and Xbox 360.

The Wii version introduces subtler controls for fine-tuning play and making strategic decisions, with the option to perform "AI feints", and make your own decisions about where to close down attackers.

Konami has also made it harder to abuse the sprint button, promising to reduce players' balance and ball control skills if you fail to respect their stamina rating and don't give them enough time to recover.

Elsewhere, there's a new free-kick system, which allows for swerve and additional pace depending on the kicker's abilities, and on the defensive side it will be possible to defend free kicks by moving the keeper earlier.

On top of that we're promised the usual animation updates, including players signalling they want the ball, and in game mode terms all the usual suspects return including the licensed UEFA Champions League.

Although PES Wii supports traditional pad controls, the sub-series rose to fame in 2008 with its pointer-based input system, which allowed gamers to direct multiple players at once and perform feats beyond the scope of direct one-player control.

Check out our PES 2009 Wii review to see where Konami got to with last year's version.

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