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Konami: PES 2013 marks 'a new beginning for the series'

Publisher thinks the game can be a "title contender"

Konami believes PES 2013 marks a real return to form for the series, which has lost the footy crown to FIFA during the current console generation.

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The publisher's PR and marketing boss Brian Ayers told the latest issue of MCV: "This is the year where press is openly talking about PES being back to its best... This is feeding through to retail that PES is a true title contender, so we are confident this is a new beginning for the series.

"We think PES 2013 is going to be in it for the long-haul, especially in terms of the 'total lifetime' sales as recommendations are passed on as people play the game."

Last week Konami announced a PES 2013 release date of September 21 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, which is one week ahead of the FIFA 13 release date of September 28.

We came away very impressed following our first hands-on with the game. See what we thought in this PES 2013 preview.

How have you guys found the PES 2013 demos, and which footy title are you going to pick up later this month?

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