Today, Konami announced new DLC content for PES 2014. The DLC is an all-new World Challenge Mode that includes a new International Cup. The mode charges the user with guiding their international team or player to glory in the International Cup competition. Gamers can either be the coach in “Team Mode” or be a player in “Player Mode” trying to fight for selection
The World Challenge mode runs through qualifying rounds all the way to the main tournament. The new mode allows players to adapt their squads in the run up to qualification, set up friendly matches to recruit new talent, and finally enter the group and knock out stages of the tournament. The mode features separate qualification competitions for European, African, American and Asian sides, with a set number from each continent allocated spaces.
The DLC also features an entirely new presentation and front-end elements, with options to view squad details down to the finest detail, while new AI elements see players responding to strong performances and raising their game, or suffering a crisis of confidence which can affect their playing levels. New cut scenes have been added too, presenting your final squad selection once you qualify for the International Cup following a successful regional qualification round. World Challenge mode also includes the official Brazilian national team and player likeness.
As part of the continued support of PES 2014, a free DLC and patch will be available on the same day, updating a whole host of features. It will update 9 International team kits such as Italy, Portugal and Greece, as well as implementing new boots from Nike, Adidas, Puma and Umbro. Also included are over 60 player face updates and additions, with lifelike representations of England’s Jack Wilshere, Spain’s David Silva and Gerard Pique, and Germany’s Mario Gotze and Marco Reus. The new adidas Brazuca ball will be added as well.
The patch will also improve gameplay for a smoother experience, while bringing in new cheating measures for online play.
World Challenge Mode DLC will be available to download for Xbox 360 & PS3 on Wednesday, March 26th, priced at $9.99 alongside the free patch released at same time.
Are you excited to play the PES version of the 2014 World Cup?