Konami has announced that PES 2011 will be released in the UK on October 8 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC - PS2, Wii and PSP versions will arrive later in October. This is one week after EA Sports' FIFA 11 hits stores.

"We have been working on this, the ultimate evolution of PES to date, for a long time, so it is great to finally let people know when they can get their hands on it," said Jon Murphy, European PES Team Leader for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH.

"I think pretty much everyone knows that we have incorporated truly open gameplay in PES 2011, but it really has to be experienced for it to be appreciated. The Tokyo team has worked incredibly hard to create a game that is true to the series' history, but takes it in new, exciting areas. Come October 8th, I hope that people will be lost in the game's huge array of options and dazzled by its utterly compelling gameplay."

We thought PES 2011 was shaping up to be the best in the series for quite some time when we played it earlier in the month.