PES 2013 release date is September 21

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.

On-the-box improvements in the box include better goalkeeper behaviour and "pro-active AI" as well as "PES full control" which, as you might expect, gives players "fully manual control over every pass and shot." There will be 150 licensed teams, including bit hitters like Man U, Real Madrid and Barcelona, and a bunch of Brazilian teams. There's plenty more info over on the PES 2013 site . If you're curious, you can play a few matches before release with the PES 2013 PC demo .

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.