PES 2013

EA: Reinvigorated PES "keeps us all on our toes"

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The word on the touchlines is that PES 2013 marks a return to form after a few years on the bench. Are EA scared? Are they sweating like a striker in the sights of Joey Barton's studs? Apparently not. EA's chief operating officer, Peter Moore, has responded to the positive buzz for Konami's competing football sim by saying: "We always welcome competition from our good friends at Konami," adding that it "keeps us all on our toes".

"Pro Evo has been a favourite game for a number of years but I think people recognise Fifa has been a powerful force and we've raised the quality of what soccer games are in the entertainment business."

PES 2013 release date is September 21

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PES 2013 has elbowed its way into the September release schedule just four days before Fifa 13 is due to arrive. If you're certain that this year's PES can overtake the on-form opposition, you'll want to take a highlighter pen and attack the September 21 on your calendar. You could even grab a biro and draw a doodle of a man kicking a ball through Fifa's face, if you like. Go nuts. Fifa 13, meanwhile, is out in the US on September 25 and Europe on September 28.

PES 2013 demo next week

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A demo for this year's Pro Evo is hurtling our way like a ball kicked really hard by a man. It'll be here next Wednesday, giving us a chance to assume direct control of EU teams like England, Germany, Portugal and Italy, and South American teams from the Copa Libertadores like Santos FC, SC International, Fluminense and Flamengo. Allow stepover artist Ronaldo to deliver the same information through the language of dancing feet in the demo announcement trailer below.

PES 2013 trailer reveals existence of PES 2013, first screens and details arrive

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Fifa's main rival has fallen off the pace in recent years, but every annual iteration is a chance for the PES team to launch another co-ordinated attack on EA Sport's solid back four. The trailer above introduces PES 2013 with some shots of Christiano Ronaldo doing his best Terminator T-1000 run. That doesn't tell us much, beyond the fact that Ronaldo is a time travelling robot, which is already a matter of public record.

Fortunately an article has gone up on the PES 2012 site with more solid information. PES FullControl, Player ID, and ProActive AI are the three points of PES 2013's footballing triforce.