PES 2012 demo release date confirmed by Konami

First playable PES 2012 demo to land this week

Konami to launch first PES 2012 playable demo this week for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC

The first of two Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 playable demos is to be released this week as developer Konami confirms a Wednesday August 24th arrival.

Set to be made available for the PS3, PC and Xbox 360, the first PES 2012 demo will land as a preview build of the game, allowing eager gamers to sample the release’s new teammate control functionality but will not be a true representation of the final game.

With fans able to play ten minute matches the first demo will “showcase the individuality of the many teams in the game,” as fans line up Manchester United, AC Milan, Santos, Porto, Napoli and C.A. Panarol. A number of training challenges will test user’s skills on the new control system.

"We have spoken a lot about the new additions to PES 2012, and now we want users to see it for themselves,” said European PES Team Leader Jon Murphy. He added: “We truly value the support and input of our user base - and these demos are so they can see how their help has aided the most ambitious PES to date."

Of the demo releases Konami said: "The first PES 2012 demo will not be truly representative of the final game, so Konami will issue a second free demo reflecting the final version's feel and gameplay in mid-September for the same formats.

“This will also offer 10-minute matches, but with a different team roster of Tottenham Hotspur, FC Bayern Munich, FC Internazionale Milano, Rangers FC, Club America and Sport Club Internacional."

A PES 2012 UK release date has been set for October 14th, exactly two weeks after the bitter rival’s FIFA 12 UK release date on September 30th.

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Via: CVG