PES 2011 UK release date announced as October 8th

Pro Evo pips FIFA 11 to European launch date

PES 2011 to launch one day ahead of FIFA 11

The European release dates for the upcoming Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 title have been revealed with the console football game set to hit continental Europe on September 30th just one day ahead of fierce rival EA's FIFA 11 launch.

Strangely, however UK gamers and football fans will have to wait an extra week until October 8th before they can get their mitts on the latest PES offering from Konami.

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Available in the UK for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on October 8th, PES 2011 is set to kick of the new season once again locked in a battle with the licensed EA game that is as bitter as the rivalries atop the actual Premiership table between the likes of Manchester United and Everton, or Merseyside Blue as PES fans will have them known.

Anyone looking to pick up PES 2011 for the PS2, PSP or Wii will have to wait further still until an as yet undiscoled date later in October.

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