Full control is offered over the game, with every pass, through ball, tackle and shot left to the player, and accessible via either the analog stick and buttons, or via a new touch-screen control system where players use the stylus to move their players.
PES 2012 3D then focuses on the skills on show via a number of new, intelligent camera views that pan and swoop to cover the on-pitch action and show off the 3D powers of the Nintendo handheld, players are also invited to hone their skills in a number of game modes.
The eternally popular Master League option made famous by previous home format versions of PES is now a vital part of PES 2012 3D, and allows users to shape and develop a team of unknowns into a dynamic football force. Similarly, the game's new Become a Legend option takes a more personal look at the game, charging the player with the progression of one player trying to establish themselves as a world-class talent.
Other new additions include new League and Cup competitions, Free Training where the multi-layered controls elements can be practiced, and an Edit Mode wherein the players and their kits can be adapted. PES 2012 3D also boasts a strong online element following huge demands for fans of the series.
Players can now play against a friend in one-vs-one games via both wireless and Wi-Fi settings, while Konami has implemented a new take on the StreetPass system of data exchange. The Master League team data can be exchanged with other users, and you can play against with the exchanged team. In this case, the exchanged team is to be played by CPU.
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