Video game publisher Konami Digital Entertainment has officially announced that it plans to launch not one but two different demos for its upcoming Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 football simulation game, showcasing how the game experience has evolved during the development process.
The demos will be offered on the PlayStation 3 home console from Sony, the Xbox 360 from Microsoft and the PC.
On August 24, Konami will be launching the first demo of PES 2012
, which will be based on a preview build of the game.
This demo will include teams like Manchester United, AC Milan, FC Porto, S.S.C Napoli, Santos FC and C.A. Panarol and will allow gamers to experience 10-minute matches.
The demo will seek to show off the Active AI system that the developers are making one of the cornerstones of PES 2012 while also revealing how the philosophies of the various teams will affect their playing styles.
Players will be able to judge the realism level offered by the game and will be able to see how the team behind it created the most important features of this year's installment.
A second PES 2012
demo will be launched during the middle of September, based on the final code of the game and with all features locked down.
The teams included will be Tottenham Hotspur, FC Bayern Munich, FC Internazionale Milano, Rangers FC, Club America and Sport Club Internacional and gamers will once again be able to play 10-minute matches.
Jon Murphy, who is the leader of the European PES team, has stated, “We have spoken a lot about the new additions to PES 2012, and now we want users to see it for themselves. By releasing a demo for preview purposes, we want people to get in early to try out the Teammate Control elements and to see for themselves how the Active AI works.”
The official launch date for PES 2012 is October 14 and PlayStation 2, PSP and Wii versions will arrive two weeks later.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 faces tough competition from FIFA 12 from EA Sports, which will be launched in late September and includes a revolutionary new physics based Player Impact Engine, which makes the game both closer to the real sport and more enjoyable.