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PES 2012 PC demo videos

PES 2012 PC demo videos

Konami announced yesterday that two demos of Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 would be released before the game ships. The first one is already available on PC and should arrive later this week on consoles. It features 6 teams and a 10 minute match and is based on the preview build. The second demo should be there around mid september, it will be based on the final version and will include 6 other teams. Here are two video captured from the PC demo, enjoy!

Press release

August 23nd, 2011

PES 2012: Two Demos Announced

KONAMI offers early taste of PES 2012 for fans. Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced it will release TWO playable demos for its eagerly awaited PES 2012 title. The demos will be available free for PlayStation®3, Xbox 360® and Windows PC, and will give PES fans a chance to experience the game early in its development cycle and prior to release.

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. “We have spoken a lot about the new additions to PES 2012, and now we want users to see it for themselves,” explained Jon Murphy, European PES Team Leader. “By releasing a demo for preview purposes, we want people to get in early to try out the Teammate Control elements and to see for themselves how the Active AI works. This will then be followed by a second demo that offers different teams, and a closer approximation of what the final game will play like. We truly value the support and input of our user base – and these demos are so they can see how their help has aided the most ambitious PES to date.”

Demo gameplay

All comments

Commented on 2011-08-23 11:21:30
So PC gets this first and then consoles mid september? What the hell is happening with all this PC love all of a sudden? Love it <3
Commented on 2011-08-23 11:32:59 In reply to aphex187
Maybe you should read...
Commented on 2011-08-23 11:52:02 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
Maybe you should read...
I think this threw me

"The first one is already available on PC and should arrive shortly on consoles."
Commented on 2011-08-23 12:01:05 In reply to aphex187
Ok, my bad then, I'll make it clearer.
Commented on 2011-08-23 12:09:10 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
Ok, my bad then, I'll make it clearer.
Probably just me Drift, i'm a blind idiot first thing on a morning with the IQ of 10.
Commented on 2011-08-23 14:33:00
its clear that the GK will be fixed and they are this shit cause its early build. i can see alot of knee-jerk reaction to the demo and i think this will be a negative thing for konami eventhough it is awesome for the likes of me who just want to try the game as early as possible even with problems

the passing/shooting needs to be fixed ASAP though
Commented on 2011-08-23 14:54:21
Always the same "early build" shit... Every year again.. Don't be a retard, please.
Commented on 2011-08-23 15:00:22
Why the fuck did Porto lose 2-0 to Man Utd ? This game is so unrealistic....
Commented on 2011-08-23 15:04:11
It's not Panarol it's Peñarol. 5 South American Championships, 3 World Championships, get it right press release person. As a fan it took 20 years for us to get into a videogame other than through the edit mode.

Video-wise: Wow! Looks like Winning Eleven again! Awesome! fast gameplay, crisp animations have returned. Only worried about the camera being right otherwise this is looking like my first next gen PES!
Commented on 2011-08-23 15:30:25
And where is Defour? Where is Mangala? You would think that when they release a demo, they'll make it as good as they can but they don't even bother putting in the right players...

And another thing, why can't I just skip the enormous long intro? I press every button but none of them skip this boring intromovie..

But other than this it actually does not play half that bad...
Commented on 2011-08-23 15:40:06
To skip the intro, go to “C:\Program Files\KONAMI\Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 DEMO\img” then delete file “pes12pv.sfd”
Commented on 2011-08-23 16:01:08
PC demo was quite good, still no where near as good as the PS2 games.

The shooting is still totally random and goes no where near where your aiming the CPU takes over full control and decides what direction the ball travels.
Commented on 2011-08-23 16:53:51
i just found out you can turn off assists for shooting and passing in the personal setting thingy
Commented on 2011-08-23 17:17:21
You can turn assists off for passing not shooting.

After another few games today i think the demo is a solid 7, should be an 8 on final release. Far better than PES 2011 but i dont think it's going to take Fifa's crown just yet. Good try though.
Commented on 2011-08-23 22:13:13
Played it last night, and while it's not too bad and an improvement over the previous efforts, it now just feels really horribly dated. I could go into more detail why, but when I say that you're getter off just getting a PS2 copy of PES 5, then that says it all. For a game 6 years into this console's cycle to STILL not match up to the first PS2 efforts, nevermind the better ones, then that tells you all you need to know. Fifa and EA have got absolutely nothing to worry about this franchise for a very long time to come. It's just archaic in every aspect. There are some nice little features like the manual control of players from set pieces that feel more engaging than Fifa's, but that's about it. Honestly, Fifa 12 makes it look silly IMO. Time to call it a day, or just scrap it and build it again from the ground up.

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