The Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 2012 release date has officially been confirmed by the game's developer Konami as October 14th - but will it match the success of its long-term rival FIFA?
Konami has officially confirmed the PES 2012 release date with the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC renditions of the latest Pro Evolution title to touch down on October 14th.
Boasting a heavily revamped AI PES 2012 is to launch in the UK two weeks after long term rival FIFA 12 as the “most ambitious and advanced football game ever,” at least according to the game’s developer.
"PES 2012 is a massive advance for the football genre, truly the most ambitious and advanced football game ever," Konami’s European PES Team Leader Jon Murphy announced alongside the PES 2012 release date.
He added: "The additions we have made in terms of Teammate Control, Active AI and Off the Ball Control and elevate the level of play to new heights. No other game allows users so much control over their team, and PES 2012 ensures that the days of gaps in defence and shouting at teammates to make a run are long gone.”
With the FIFA 12 UK release date set as September 30th, football fans looking to splash out on the latest sporting sim will have to avoid EA’s temptations and hold on to their cash for two extra weeks if they wish to forgo FIFA for PES.