Konami has announced that PES 2012 will be landing on these shores on October 14th on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. The publishers are touting this latest iteration in the long running series as the 'most ambitious and advanced football game ever'. We're still awaiting confirmed dates for the PSP, PS2 and Wii versions of the game, but Konami have said that they will announced soon.
There have been a whole host of new additions to the gameplay this year, perhaps the most impressive of which is the groundbreaking ability to fully control two players at once, rather than simply tapping a button and hoping that your teammate makes the right run.
PES 2012 is a massive advance for the football genre, truly the most ambitious and advanced football game ever. 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. - Jon Murphy, European PES Team Leader
The FIFA vs PES battleground looks set for one of the finest contests of the last decade this winter. We'll have more for you after Gamescom.