Monday 26th September 2005/... Piggyback, Europe's leading official strategy guide publisher, has teamed up with Konami of Europe GmbH again, this time on the Pro Evolution Soccer 5TM Official Guide, published by Konami of Europe, for PAL regions. The guide - the only source of tips, tricks and how-tos sourced direct from the development team - will be released on the same day as the game, 21st October 2005, with an RRP of £10.99.
The weighty 238-page tome, which is the only guide to be created in direct collaboration with the developers themselves, features all there is to know about Pro Evolution Soccer 5TM for PlayStation® 2, Xbox® and PC. The beautiful guide not only provides readers with a detailed breakdown of the game's near-limitless on-field subtleties but also explains - in minute yet easily digestible chunks - how to master all the play modes, secret moves, team and player data, leagues and cups necessary to propel its legions of dedicated fans to footballing nirvana.
The Official Guide covers everything on team management with expert strategies on the best formations, how to take advantage of player conditions and how to choose and field the best selection. The Coaching Manual section, for example, breaks down and explains everything players need to know behind game's mechanics such as shooting, one-twos, weighted through balls and passes, goalkeeping, penalties, tricks, attacking and defending, styles of play, and management - with depth impossible through any other means.
Lavishly produced and illustrated to the highest standards, readers of this, the ultimate companion guide to the world's greatest football game, can reap the rewards of a collaborative effort, developed over a six-month period and the result of hundreds of hours playtesting. If you're looking for a few lone tips, interspersed by successive pages of unnecessary 'filler' content, look elsewhere - in creating the Official Guide to Pro Evolution Soccer 5TM, published by Konami of Europe, Piggyback has raised the bar of game guide excellence yet again.
Louie Beatty, Managing Director of Piggyback, commented: "Pro Evolution SoccerTM is a religion and has the most dedicated fan base of any videogame franchise. Given the purist nature of this following, it is a great privilege for us to be working on this official guide. This is without a doubt the biggest football franchise in the business and the most anticipated title of Q4 2005".
Hans-Joachim Amann, Head of European Product Management at Konami of Europe GmbH said: "There is great anticipation from the trade and public for the Pro Evolution Soccer 5TM Game and Official Guide. Piggyback provides unsurpassable quality and consistency in creating Konami guides." Amann continued, "Our customers can be assured that the Pro Evolution Soccer 5TM Official Guide will reflect the passionate and detailed gameplay experience, they have been waiting for".
Back cover fold-out with an overview to all the tricks and special moves
Quick search, colour coded index, user-friendly tab system
In Game Marketing: 4-page 4-colour flyer inserted into all PAL copies of the Pro Evolution Soccer 5TM game.
Dedicated User Base: Pre-release information mailed to 350,000 Piggyback registered gamers.
The Official Pro Evolution Soccer 5TM Guide features a matt laminated cover with spot UV varnish.
The book is printed on 135 g/m² paper for the ultimate collector's item.
Visitors to www.piggybackinteractive.com can download 12 sample pages of the Official Pro Evolution Soccer 5TM Guide free of charge from the 7th October 2005.
Pro Evolution Soccer 5TM Official Guide Details
RRP: £10.99/ AU$ 29.95 - Available in all good videogame retail outlets and bookstores.
ISBN (UK): 1-903511-77-1
EAN (UK): 978-1-903511-77-0
Launch Date: October 2005
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