As with real-life football, anyone can play PES 2008 - but without expert coaching, you'll never make the grade in top-flight competition.
This 170-page Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 Official Guide provides the information and analysis you need to take your game to another level. It includes an 80-minute Coaching DVD that demonstrates key moves and tricks in a manner that makes learning new techniques enjoyably easy. What's more, the special Behind the Scenes DVD also offers a long-awaited glimpse at Seabass and the Pro Evo development team at work for you to watch with a healthy mixture of curiosity and barely concealed envy.
The Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 Official Guide and Coaching DVD will be released across Europe, Australia and New Zealand on 26 October 2007. We set out to create the ultimate PES fan package and we're happy to have done just that ? but don't simply take our word for it. Click here to see for yourself.
* Introduction (Using the Coaching DVD)
With over 80 minutes of footage carefully crafted to help you improve every area of your playing ability, the Coaching DVD has been designed to be used in conjunction with the Coaching Manual chapter of the guide. This brief introduction demonstrates the best way to use both the guide and DVD to learn particular skills and moves.
* Coaching Manual (Crosses)
From simple passing to enormously complicated expert tricks and skills, the Coaching Manual chapter explains and analyses every possible technique at your disposal in PES 2008. These two pages focus on different crossing techniques.
* Coaching Manual (Free Kicks)
If you'd love to be a dead-ball demigod, but tend to strike the ball in a way that is more likely to hit a net two towns over, we're happy to help. Use this double-page spread to learn more about taking free kicks.
* Tactics & Strategies (Team Instructions)
In the Tactics & Strategies chapter we examine the many options available to armchair tacticians, and also reveal vital information on features such as player abilities, condition arrows, and stamina loss. Read these two pages to learn more about the Attack/Defense levels and Manual Strategies.
* Team & Player Guide (England & France)
With over 100 club and national teams, the Team & Player Guide chapter is designed as an easy-to-use reference tool. Whether you're keen to scout the opposition prior to a cup fixture or online match, or seeking prospective talents to sign for your Master League side, you'll find all the information you need on the major teams in the full guide. These three pages contain the chapter introduction, and squad details for England and France.
In the Extras chapter we explore other features of Pro Evolution Soccer 2008, such as unlockable extras, Edit mode, and Xbox 360 Achievements. It also includes a special dedicated section for the PlayStation 2 version of the game. The following two pages explain what you must do to unlock the classic and hidden teams.