Just like Konami promised at the beginning of the week, the first free demo for PES 2012 (Pro Evolution Soccer 2012) has been released for the PC and PlayStation 3 platforms, while the Xbox 360 has been delayed due to "unforeseen issues."
PES 2012 is set to be the latest and greatest installment in Konami's soccer (football) simulator series, and will bring lots of brand new features, including the innovative Teammate Control system
, and much more.
In order to showcase these new features, the Japanese company confirmed at the beginning of the week that not one but two demos will be released before the full game is out
The first demo has just been released, based on the preview builds brought by Konami to gaming conventions like E3 2011 or Gamescom 2011, while the second one, which hits in September, will be based on the full game.
"The first demo will be based on a preview build of the game," the company revealed. "While there will be areas that are refined, Konami wants PES users to try out the game’s many new Teammate Control elements prior to launch and experience the realism that Active AI brings to PES 2012, and which have been singled out for extensive praise by the media."
"The demo will also showcase the individuality of the many teams in the game, and users will be able to pick from six teams and their playing styles – Manchester United, AC Milan, FC Porto, S.S.C Napoli, Santos FC, and C.A. Panarol – and pit them against each other in 10-minute matches. The demo will also showcase key Challenge Training elements, where fans can practice the new control systems to fully enjoy the game."
The second PES 2012 demo will be released in mid-September, and will properly depict many of the new features that will appear in the full game, which is launched on the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 14, but will also appear for the PlayStation 2, PSP, Nintendo Wii, 3DS or iOS at a later time.
Until then, download the first PES 2012 demo for the PC right now, from Softpedia
The demo is also available for the PlayStation 3, via the PlayStation Store, while Xbox 360 owners can't get it right now, because of the aforementioned technical issues.