Konami has announced that the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC versions of PES 2012 will be released in the UK and Europe on October 14th.
Notably, that’s two weeks after EA’s FIFA 12 hits retail. Dates for other formats will be released in the coming weeks.
This year’s gimmicks include the Active AI system, which makes NPC players make better use of space and the Teammate Control system – a new mechanic that allows users to control two players at once.
And like last year, both the UEFA Champions League and Europa League licenses are included.
“PES 2012 is a massive advance for the football genre, truly the most ambitious and advanced football game ever,” Konami UK’s European PES team leader Jon Murphy stated.
“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.
“This is a very exciting time to be a PES fan, and we are delighted that we can set a firm date for football fans to mark in their calendars.”