I still find it pretty amazing the sort of games they can squeeze onto my tiny iPod. PES Manager, Konami's mobile entry into the football manager sim genre, may not be as impressive as GTA on a mobile device, but it can be impressive in its own right.
The gameplay, such as it is, seems awfully similar to EA Sport's Ultimate Team mode from their FIFA games. You collect player badges and use them to build a competitive team. Games play out in realistic 3D.
And hey, if you're a European football fan, like I am, this is your down time of year. Maybe PES Manager can fill the void between the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday and the start of next season in August.
You can find full details after the jump.
KONAMI Launches PES MANAGER
New soccer game app is now available for iOS and Android in more than 50 Countries
El Segundo, CA ????Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced today that its new soccer game app for iOS and Android, PES MANAGER, is now available in more than 50 countries.
PES MANAGER is the global version of the casual soccer simulation game app ??World Soccer Collection S??, which has been the top grossing soccer game app in Japan*. The game is a full-scale soccer/football game application, featuring realistic matches presented in 3D, more than 1,500 star player badges with real player pictures from various EU leagues, and intuitive and easy controls.
*The #1 top grossing soccer game app in Japanese App Store and Google Play Store (by App Annie) from January to March 2014.
App users collect player badges, and then combine them to create a unique team with Europe??s top players. Teams evolve and improve as they compete in Challenge Matches, Skill Matches or League Matches. Players drive their team to the top by managing the badges, harnessing the individual skills of each player, and earning in-game points you can use to improve the players and team.
More than 1,500 player badges with real pictures
The badges that represent athletes in the game use real pictures of the European soccer players. The badges also feature the athlete??s play style with the skill sets that have been assigned. Special skills can be activated at certain points during matches and the abilities are represented through featured movements. The base player badges can be trained with partner badges to improve personal and team skills throughout the season, further enhancing the strength of the team.
Real matches presented in 3D
While designed for mobile platforms, PES MANAGER displays matches in a realistic 3D format. This allows the app users to enjoy the matches their unique teams play similar to watching a real game. In addition, players can change who is on the field, formations and other instructions while matches are happening in real-time.
Collect new player badges
The game also features a unique system of acquiring new badges using a special ??Prize Draw?? system. There are two ways to receive new player badges: 1) ??Normal Prize Draw?? and 2) ??Premium Prize Draw??. ??Normal Prize Draw?? are drawn using Friendship Points which can be acquired as a reward for playing a match with other app users or as a gift from game administration. . ??Premium Prize Draw?? are drawn one time using five (5) ??Energy Balls??. Energy Balls are obtained by paying for them, as a reward for clearing matches or as a gift from game administration.
Regularly held campaigns and events
After the app launches, there will be in game campaigns and events that will be held from time to time. Details on these campaigns and events will be available through the app website, Facebook page, and/or in-game information page.
Download ??PES MANAGER?? from:
App Store: http://www.konami.jp/pesm/en/lp/appstore/?cm_mmc=1a_pesm_pr-_-us-_-nr-_-na
Google Play: http://www.konami.jp/pesm/en/lp/googleplay/?cm_mmc=1a_pesm_pr-_-us-_-nr-_-na
*Please note that all licenses are used with permission. For more details on license credit, please see the attached full release.
About Konami Group
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties. KONAMI's titles include the popular franchises METAL GEAR SOLID, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. The latest information about KONAMI can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. KONAMI CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment B.V.in Windsor, UK. KONAMI CORPORATION is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by KONAMI can be found at http://www.konami.com.