SterKinekor has taken to Twitter to confirm that PES 2013 has been pushed forward now, to the 21st September, to keep in line with the international release date.

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PES 2013 will be arriving early in South Africa and is now scheduled to release for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC on September 26th 2012. The PSP, PlayStation 2, Nintendo 3DS and Wii versions’ release dates will be announced shortly.

Konami promise “massive advance for the football genre” in the official blurb, with the ‘PES Full Control’ feature leading the way. This new feature was implemented to improve the level of control. Players will have more control with manual passing and shooting.

PES 2013 will also boast new ‘Pro Active AI’ which will supposedly ensure more realistic movement.

You can read about the ‘UEFA Champions League steelbook edition’ here.

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Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced the eagerly-awaited PES 2013 will be released for PlayStation(3), Xbox 360(R) and Windows PC on September 26th 2012.

Hailed as a massive advance for the football genre, PES 2013 introduces ‘PES Full Control’, a new feature an unrivalled level of control, with players given fully manual control over every pass and shot.  The game’s new Pro Active AI ensures players move and react as they would in real life, while the new Player ID system means that the world’s greatest players are instantly recognisable by how they look, move and play.

The publisher is also offering a pre-order incentive in the form of a limited UEFA Champions League steelbook edition at selected retailers in South Africa. The specially-packaged version celebrates KONAMI’s exclusive agreement to feature the UEFA Champions League in the PES series, and includes special DLC code to redeem the Historic UEFA Champions League Match Balls used in the competition and other official elements.

Release dates for the planned PSP® (PlayStation®Portable), PlayStation®2, Nintendo 3DS(TM) and Wii versions will be announced shortly.