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PES 2012: control two players at once

Find space, make runs, then pass.

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You can control two players at the same time in PES 2012.

The new Teammate Control system, just revealed by Konami, allows players to move runners as they move the player in possession of the ball.

To do this, you need to press the right analogue stick in the direction of the player you want to control.

Assisted mode then lets you activate a second player by pressing R3. But play in Manual mode and you have the freedom to completely control the second player before calling for a pass.

The player reverts to AI control when you release R3.

“The addition of Teammate Control is something we have been working on for a while now, and we are delighted that it will make its debut in PES 2012,” said European PES team leader Jon Murphy.

“We have been building to create a control system that truly lets the player do whatever they like on field, and the ability to manually control a second player while simultaneously running with the ball opens all kinds of attacking options.

"Coupled with the Active AI advancements that ensure supporting players make shuttle run and find space, and I think we have made a huge step towards producing the most advanced football title to date.”

Other changes include a reworked penalty system, enhanced shooting and quicker player reactions.

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