Konami has announced that a 3D version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 will be among the launch titles for the Nintendo 3DS in Australasia.
According to a press release from Konami, the series is well suited to the platform, claiming that the 3D capabilities of the 3DS will "allow the user to visually ascertain how far away a team mate is, allowing for more instinctive long passes and dynamic movement".
"PES 2011 3D boasts full play-by-play commentary and also features exclusive use of the UEFA Champions League, the game's greatest club competition, while players can also build their own team of budding stars and lead them to glory in the world famouse Master League."
The press release also reveals that the game supports wireless play for two Nintendo 3DS units, and that it also makes use of the device's "Street Pass" functionality, where the 3DS will wirelessly interact with other units in the vicinity. "Street Pass adds a competitive element to the Master League mode. It will sense when another Master League team is in the vicinity and will compare the strength of each side, their respective strategies and stats. It will then award a win to the stronger side. Those with a strong win rate on Street Pass will be promoted to an upper Street Pass Ranking until they reach the ultimate ranking - the UEFA Champions League. Similarly, as users play more and more using Street Pass, the game will unlock Classic players and teams, allowing successful users to create an incredible playing squad!"
What the press release didn't reveal, though, was a release date; Game Console bets they're leaving that honour for Nintendo, who is hosting a 3DS media event in Sydney tonight. Stay tuned for all the local 3DS info we can get as soon as it comes to hand!