Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (PES 2012), also known as World Soccer: Winning Eleven 2012 in Asia is the eleventh edition in the Pro Evolution Soccer series developed and published by Konami.
Konami has announced the Japan, UK and European Release Date of PES 2012 for PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, PSP and iOS.
The game features Revamped AI, particualrly in defence, as well as a Teammate Control System that lets you move two players simultaneously.
Jon Murphy, PES Team Leader at Konami, provoking their direct competitor Electronic Art (EA), termed PES 2012 as "The Most Ambitious and Advanced Football Game Ever":
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.Like previous versions of the game, it will be exclusively licensed by UEFA to contain the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup competitions along with a license from CONMEBOL to feature the Copa Santander Libertadores. Referees' governing UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup matches will wear the official UEFA Champions League uniforms, which is a first for the series.
Konami PES 2012 Gameplay FeaturesPES 2012's gameplay is primarily a refinement of PES 2011, with fewer big changes than the previous iteration but many smaller improvements and changes in areas such as artificial intelligence, speed, animation, and physics.
Among the new features is the Teammate Control system, where a secondary player may be controlled, either during play, or at a set piece or throw-in. This allows players to be placed precisely, make runs, and shake off markers before calling for the ball. Manual and assisted versions of the feature are available for varying degrees of difficulty and control.
Refereeing has been improved and includes a full implementation of the advantage rule, with the referee pulling back play for bookings after the ball goes out of play. The "catch-up bug", where defenders would catch dribbling attackers too easily, regardless of the attacker's pace, will be addressed. Gameplay is more fluid, with better response when controlling the ball, and goalkeepers have been improved with new animations and generally more reliable goalkeeping performances.
Artificial intelligence has been improved over previous PES games, for example AI players will play more thoughtfully when defending rather than simply applying pressure, and AI teammates will make more intelligent movement decisions.
Konami PES 2012 Demo for PC, PS3, xBoxThere will be two demos, both of which will be available for the PlayStation3, Xbox 360 and PC. The first is based on a preview build of the game and was released on August 24, 2011 for PlayStation 3 and PC, though has been delayed on the Xbox 360 until September. Here you can Download PES 2012 Demo for PC and PS3. The 1.24GB Playable Demo Download is mirrored on GH and CGO.ro. The second demo will be based on the finished game and will be released in mid-September.
Konami PES 2012 Release Date for PC, PS3, xBoxOn July 28, 2011, Konami confirmed that PES 2012 will be released for Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows on October 14, 2011 in Europe and October 6, 2011 in Japan.
At Gamescom 2011 it was announced that the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 2 versions will follow on October 28, 2011 and the Nintendo Wii on November 4, 2011. The publisher has also confirmed that versions for Nintendo 3DS and iOS formats are also in development, with firm dates to follow.