Hoping to have a sample of Konami's latest soccer sim ahead of release? Well you're in luck, because they've just announced not one, but two playable demos en-route for Pro Evolution Soccer 2012.
According to the ammouncement, demo number one is intended to showcase the variety of playing styles between different teams, while the second one will be a more traditional demo that more generally reflects the final retail game.
The first demo will be released on August 24th and will be based on a preview build of the game. While there will be areas that are refined, KONAMI wants PES users to try out the game’s many new Teammate Control elements prior to launch and experience the realism that Active AI brings to PES 2012, and which have been singled out for extensive praise by the media. The demo will also showcase the individuality of the many teams in the game, and users will be able to pick from six teams and their playing styles – Manchester United, AC Milan, FC Porto, S.S.C Napoli, Santos FC, and C.A. Panarol – and pit them against each other in 10-minute matches. The demo will also showcase key Challenge Training elements, where fans can practice the new control systems to fully enjoy the game.
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.
The demos are expected to be offered to PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners at the same time, the first on August 24th and the second following in mid-September.
PES 2012 is due on PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 on October 13th 2011, with PS2, PSP following on October 28th and Wii on November 4th. iOS and Nintendo 3DS ports are also in the works, with release dates yet to be announced.