Pro Evolution Soccer is a series of football video games developed and published by Konami. The series has been produced under the guidance of Shingo 'Seabass' Takatsuka. Every year, the game is released around late September and/or early October with two different titles: World Soccer: Winning Eleven in Japan, and Pro Evolution Soccer in other countries. The Japanese version is a localized version that features local leagues. In 2007, the franchise began to use the name 'Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer' for the American market, which was later changed to 'Pro Evolution Soccer' in 2008, dropping the 'Winning Eleven' moniker entirely for that region.