Konami’s First Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 Demo Has Dribbled Its Way Onto Xbox 360 & PC

This year has been an amazing ride for fans of the beautiful game thanks to exciting friendlies, competitive league matches and dazzling tournaments including UEFA Euro 2012. Now, with the London 2012 Summer Olympics kicking off this week, those same footie enthusiasts can look forward to some more memorable goals, saves, tackles and cards. Only one team can win each gender-based tournament, but national pride is certainly rising – especially within the countries that truly feel like they have a chance to bring home a metallic award.

In order to take advantage of the summer of football that we’re currently living through, Konami has released its first Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 demo. Available for both Xbox 360 and PC at this point in time, it promises to offer armchair athletes with an early opportunity to test out the game’s newly-incorporated Player ID and PES FullControl gameplay systems.

Note: The PlayStation 3 version of this inaugural Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 demo will become available on July 31.


New Trailer Featuring Cover Athlete, Cristiano Ronaldo, showcases Freedom and Freestyle to celebrate the release of the Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 Demo

July 25, 2012 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced an all-new trailer, featuring cover athlete, Cristiano Ronaldo, to announce the first playable demo of its eagerly-awaited game, Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 2013. 2013

The free demo is available for download starting today on Xbox 360®via Xbox®LIVE and Windows PC via ‘www.konami-pes2013.com’. The demo for PlayStation®3 will be available on July 31st via PlayStation®Network.

PES 2013 marks major advancements for the popular soccer game including new game mechanics such as PES FullControl, where players are given total control over every pass, shot and even first touches to the ball. Similarly, Pro-Active AI ensures that players move as they should both on and off the ball, creating a true authentic soccer experience. The Player ID system then enhances the feeling of individuality, with players that not only look and move like their real life counterparts, but also play just like them.

The first demo allows users to experience these key additions first hand and features eight fully licensed teams, including Germany, England, Portugal and Italy from the European field, while Santos FC, SC International, Fluminense and Flamengo are available in the are available in the Copa Libertadores mode.

In order to experience the full range of controls PES 2013 offers, the demo allows any difficulty setting to be used, and boasts localized language settings.

PES 2013 will be available in retail stores nationwide in the fall of 2013.