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Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
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Konami's critically acclaimed soccer series continues on the PSP handheld with Pro Evolution Soccer 2008. The development team's primary focus was improving the artificial intelligence, so it created a "Teamvision" system for more dynamic opponents that adapt to a player's strategies or tendencies. Defenses, for example, will alter formations based on your attacking patterns, goalkeepers will do a better job at holding the ball close, and teammates will more aggressively get open on offense. Animations have been refined in an attempt to make passing, dribbling, and shooting more responsive, while greater detail has been added to the 3D player models.
The single-player Master League mode includes 20 teams, weekly reports, highlights on the main menu screen, and other embellishments. Player negotiations are influenced by a club's popularity rating, adding a layer of depth to the transfer system. The World Tour mode involves challenging teams from across the globe and completing more than 50 missions. Brazil, Portugal, Greece, Scotland, and Ireland join the list of officially licensed National teams, increasing the total number of playable clubs to more than 250. The PSP version includes online support for both ranked and friendly matches, commentary from John Champion and Mark Lawrenson, and over 3,000 professional athletes. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide