Konami has announced that PES 2012 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC will hit stores in the UK on October 14 - that's two weeks after FIFA 12 lands on September 30. Wii, PlayStation 2 and PSP versions will be dated soon.

"PES 2012 is a massive advance for the football genre, truly the most ambitious and advanced football game ever" claimed Jon Murphy, European PES Team Leader for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. "The additions we have made in terms of Teammate Control, Active AI and Off the Ball Control and elevate the level of play to new heights. No other game allows users so much control over their team, and PES 2012 ensures that the days of gaps in defence and shouting at teammates to make a run are long gone. This is a very exciting time to be a PES fan, and we are delighted that we can set a firm date for football fans to mark in their calendars."

Konami has stated that PES 2012 is the start of a new era for PES and detailed the new Teammate Control system.

PES 2012 once again continues Konami's close relationship with UEFA, with the game having the exclusive UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup licences.