Konami has confirmed the UK and European release date of PES 2012 for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 as October 14.
The game features revamped AI - particualrly in defence - as well as a teammate control system that lets you move two players simultaneously.
In a release confriming the new date, Konami called it the "most ambitious and advanced football game ever". We wonder what EA Sports think of that one...
"PES 2012 is a massive advance for the football genre, truly the most ambitious and advanced football game ever," said Jon Murphy, European PES Team Leader.
"The additions we have made in terms of Teammate Control, Active AI and Off the Ball Control and elevate the level of play to new heights. No other game allows users so much control over their team, and PES 2012 ensures that the days of gaps in defence and shouting at teammates to make a run are long gone.
"This is a very exciting time to be a PES fan, and we are delighted that we can set a firm date for football fans to mark in their calendars."
The release date of the PSP, PS2 and Wii versions will be announced later in the year.