PES 2013 returns to its roots this autumn: first media

Tuesday, 24th April 2012 11:00 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 will return to its roots, Konami has promised this morning, as it officially unveiled this year’s installment following a small tease last week.

Pro Evolution 2013 will release this autumn, Konami confirmed this morning, in what its calling a return to the series’s roots.

It’ll launch on PS3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, PC, PlayStation 2, PSP and 3DS. A bit surprisingly, there is no Vita version.

“This is an exciting time to be part of the PES community, and PES 2013 marks a new level of playability with the return to our key ethos of utter control and freedom,” said European Team PES leader Jon Murphy.

“Football is all about making magic happen with skill and precision, and PES 2013 truly encapsulates this. Fresh faces within the development team and some very exciting ideas will breathe new life into the PES series, and we look forward to showing what we can do in the coming months.”

Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 will introduce total freedom of control over the ball, dynamic first-touch and full manual passing and shooting. The speed of dribbling has also been reduced, while active one-two passes can be made. Response defending will see players attempt to slow an offensive attack with the help of the R2+X buttons.

Goalkeepers will also be much different in PES 2013. Keepers will have more control, as well as enable a more precise distribution.

A new AI system will also be introduced known as ProActive AI, uniting both control and realism for the series. Another introduction is PlayerID, which will focus on individual elements of a player, both outfield and between the sticks.

Konami’s released an extended version of the teaser trailer posted last week featuring Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, featuring a mix of both live-action and gameplay footage. Get it and the game’s first shots below.



  1. Maximum Payne

    I really can’t believe they will release for Wii,psp and ps2.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Stardog

    It’s too late. You’ve been totally eclipsed. There is no way back.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. diego-rbb-93

    I feel that this speech has been already used on PES 2011, 2012. Anyone have the same feelings?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. BULArmy

    They say that every year for the last five years. PES 6 is still the best PES game and till Fifa 10, it was, but now it is just obsolete as a series. The constant struggles for licensing rights, the big promises that were never delivered. I really want PES to have successes, but it is repeatedly not happening for them. And I think this year will be no difference.
    The only think that saved PES over the years is the absolutely fantastic community on the PC, but I don’t have anymore the will to deal with the cumbersome, buggy mods…
    P.S. This is the second Konami IP that was totally destroyed when it made the transition to next-gen, the other, Silent Hill and it is very sad.

    #4 3 years ago

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