It's official - PES 2013 now has a release date

Amongst PES fans, launch-day speculation has been rife for the past few weeks, but publisher Konami has just put and end to it all by announcing the official UK/EU release date for PES 2013

September 21st kick off for PES 2013

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced the eagerly-awaited PES 2013 will be released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC on September 21st.

Hailed as a massive advance for the football genre, PES 2013 introduces  ‘PES Full Control’, a new feature an unrivalled level of control, with players given fully manual control over every pass and shot.  The game’s new Pro Active AI ensures players move and react as they would in real life, while the new Player ID system means that the world’s greatest players are instantly recognisable by how they look, move and play.

The publisher is also offering a pre-order incentive in the form of a limited UEFA Champions League steelbook edition. The specially-packaged version celebrates KONAMI’s exclusive agreement to feature the UEFA Champions League in the PES series, and includes special DLC code to redeem the Historic UEFA Champions League Match Balls used in the competition and other official elements. The UK will also offer a second, Manchester United-themed steelbook edition for pre-orders, boasting the club’s livery on its cover.

Release dates for the planned PSP (PlayStation Portable), PlayStation 2, Nintendo 3DS and Wii versions will be announced shortly.

Don’t forget that when you pre-order PES 2013 at zavvi.com, you automatically gain free entry to an online PES tournament, where £1000 worth of prizes are up for grabs. For more info on that, simply click here. If you’re picking the game up on Xbox 360 or Playstation 3, you can take advantage of a very special offer; click here for more info on that.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 is currently due for release on PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 on Friday, September 21st 2012. The PSP, PS2, 3DS and Wii versions are expected to follow shortly after. 

Watch the “Player ID Experience” trailer for Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 below: