After repeated attempts to ban the Pro Evo franchise from French release on accusations of copyright infringement, Konami has successfully convinced French courts that it hasn't and is more than likely parading the streets with flags, silly hats and foghorns.
The FFF decided to kick up a fuss way back in 2001, when the very first Pro Evo game appeared. Upon its release, the FFF began moaning that Konami had used player likenesses, as well as names, strips and logos, without prior permission. In fact, the FFF felt so undignified that it began an attempt to ban the game.
To retort, Konami countered with a move that Art of War fans would applaud, claiming that the FFF was breaking anti-monopoly laws, by favouring a local company to receive those very contested license rights.
Thankfully, for our French brethren, Konami won and on a bright and sunny June 7th, Konami gained the freedom to release the next Pro Evo instalment in the land of wine, cheese and onions.
Pro Evo 4 has no official release date yet, though many would speculate that the time-honoured Oct-Dec release is highly likely. Konami declined to comment on the matter. More when we have it.