Konami have sent over a press release detailing the release day update due on Thursday this week to co inside with the European release.
Press Release translated from Spanish:
"The highly anticipated new installment of the football simulation series from Konami, PES 2012, will come to PlayStation ® 3, Xbox 360 ® and Windows PC this Thursday September 29.
As the date gets closer, Konami has announced that users can add a number of extra features to the title via a free download of content. MSE application will be present in beta, allowing users to create an account and share it through the results with their Facebook friends. In October, the application will have all the characteristics, statistical systems, achievements and rewards, and the ability to create groups of public and private players. Additionally, the update will adjust parameters ActiveAI artificial intelligence system, as well as reinforce the behavior of the porters, based on feedback received from users in recent weeks.
In PlayStation ® 3, users will also have 3D TVs support this functionality."
Today has been all about the new PES cover star Ronaldo at Konami. Today the PES team released some images from a photo shoot with Ronaldo with the follow statement from the man himself
"I am delighted that Konami chose me to be on the cover of PES 2012, and for the reasons behind it. For me, PES 2012 is a perfect recreation of what happens on the field, and especially noted for the entire game component set offers: how to work together to attack, create space and break through defenses. I think anyone who plays can understand how a real game and the importance of being united. It's never one thing is always a team game, and PES 2012 demonstrates this better than any other game."
Konami also released 5 interview videos with Jon Murphy asking Ronaldo questions that were asked via the PES Facebook page. All the videos can be found on the Official PES Site HERE
PES 2012 Demo 2 is now out and available to download via PSN, Xbox Live and PC. PC Link is HERE.
Here is what Konami had to say regarding Demo 2:
"Tottenham Hotspur, Bayern Munich, Inter Milan, Rangers, Club America, Internacional
Please experiment with Pass Support and other settings in Personal Data to tailor the game to your style of play. Also, please note that you will be able to skip the Demo Intro after it has been played once. Furthermore, we also have improvement elements on the gameplay. According to your feedback on the first demo, we have worked on the following:
Improved Goal Keepers
According to your feedback on the first Demo, we improved the Goal Keepers
Improved Defensive AI
Defensive AI has been tweaked to work more efficiently on the field
Improved difficulty to score a goal
You definitely have to build up, plan and organize your attack well in order to score in this demo
We are really excited to share this 2nd Demo with you, and appreciate your feedback in the below comments!"
Tonight the embargo for the review code of PES 2012 has been lifted and everyone who has it can share there thoughts, screens and videos. Below I shall link to all the news. Please be warned if you don't want to spoil some special things with Master League and other modes please don't watch linked videos. Please do enjoy.
Kitana Media have launched a survey which will be running for the next few weeks to get feedback from PES, FIFA and football gaming fans in general. Below is the statement released by Kitana Media:
"Our network has launched a survey, running for a number of weeks, to collect data on user feedback on the football gaming scene.
It’s all about improving the genre, and accumilating factual feedback from the people who care the most about football games. Please take part, all data will be used to be fed back to further improve the current games on the market.
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