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First of 2 PES 2012 demos lands this week

Get an early taste of the action beginning August 24

Konami will release two playable demos for PES 2012, the first of which is to arrive this Wednesday.


Hitting PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on August 24, the first demo will be based on a preview build of the game. It'll allow players to get to grips with the title's new teammate control elements "and experience the realism that Active AI brings to PES 2012".

The demo will "showcase the individuality of the many teams in the game" by allowing users to play ten minute matches with Manchester United, AC Milan, Porto, Napoli, Santos and C.A. Panarol. It'll also feature Challenge Training elements that enable you to practice the game's new control systems.

The publisher said: "The first PES 2012 demo will not be truly representative of the final game, so Konami will issue a second free demo reflecting the final version's feel and gameplay in mid-September for the same formats. This will also offer 10-minute matches, but with a different team roster of Tottenham Hotspur, FC Bayern Munich, FC Internazionale Milano, Rangers FC, Club America and Sport Club Internacional."

European PES Team leader Jon Murphy added: "We have spoken a lot about the new additions to PES 2012, and now we want users to see it for themselves... We truly value the support and input of our user base - and these demos are so they can see how their help has aided the most ambitious PES to date."

Earlier today, Konami launched a new PES 2012 trailer focusing on improvements to diagonal runs.