Xbox Live: PES 2012 Now Available on The Windows Phone Marketplace

Cindy Lai
Last week Gerbil Physics went up on the Marketplace a bit early, and it’s happened again this week. Somebody at the big MS is on the ball! Anyway, you can now buy this week’s Xbox Live release, Pro Evolution Soccer 2012.

 

PES 2012 (PES 2012) has kicked into the Windows Phone Marketplace a bit early as it is already available before midnight. The game has tons of features and it looks to capture the attention of all soccer fans who also sport a Windows Phone. We did however have a feeling that it was on its way since PES 2011 mysteriously vanished from the marketplace back in January.

What’s new in PES 2012? Well, you can’t tell from the official description, which sounds just about identical. Here it is:

    Unrivalled realism: Experience incredible gameplay and focus on tactics, goals and winning trophies while competing against the most advanced team and player AI on the market. Striking animations such as referee cut-scenes or goal celebrations and technical moves (diving header, bicycle kick, and more) will make you feel the beauty of the game.
    Exclusive UEFA Club Competitions: PES 2012 includes many of the best European club teams in the officially licensed UEFA Champions League™ and UEFA Europa League™ modes.
    Online connectivity: Prove your skills and unlock the various Xbox LIVE achievements, compare yourself to your friends, make it to the top of the leaderboards and become the world’s greatest PES player.
    Outstanding Accessibility for Beginners and Experts: The uniquely designed true flow™ control system provides instant access for players of all levels by utilising the accelerometer and AI-supported touch controls. More advanced players are presented with unlimited freedom of play by being able to master classic console-style controls with virtual pad and buttons.
    Stunning graphics: Detailed stadiums, pitches and weather effects provide the perfect visual environment for exciting matches
    Avatar awards: These aren't listed in the official description, but we have it on good authority that they're coming in the near future.

to try – $4.99 to buy

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Game Info:
The unrivalled and award-winning football simulation is entering a new season on Windows Phone 7!
Immerse yourself in unprecedented football atmosphere and the true PES experience with PES 2012.

PES 2012 – the unrivalled football experience on Windows Phone 7!

Hmm... One of those bullet points doesn't add up. Having played both PES 2011 on Windows Phone and PES 2012 on Xbox 360, I can tell you without a doubt that this series is not accessible for beginners. It’s an extremely realistic and challenging depiction of soccer, which is great for people who’ve been playing it for years. Me, I just couldn’t get overcome the learning curve. You might also consider that the PES 2011 was delisted from the Marketplace without warning, which will likely happen to 2012 once next year’s version gets closer to release. Hopefully Microsoft starts allowing users to back up or redownload delisted games between now and then, but I’m not holding my breath.

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