PES 2013: Preview code round-up

Published at 1:32 pm, Tuesday, 24 July 2012
Author: Mike Harvey |

The preview code embargo dropped earlier this afternoon, and with that, the community has been given access to loads of content, details and impressions.

We appreciate that it can be very tricky to keep up-to-date with everything, so we've searched the web, and have created the list below which is packed with all the juicy details you need to know about Pro Evolution Soccer 2013.

Earlier on Only Pro Evolutions:
New Player ID video
Stadiums list
Teams list
Konami to open PES studio in London

Other news and details:
PESFan talk game modes, South American leagues, Football Life and more
WENB take a closer look at the new Training Mode

Key points:
New South American leagues look very likely.
Tottenham are now unlicensed.
Motherwell replace Rangers, although newco Rangers could still feature.
Schalke expected to feature this year, replacing Bayer Leverkusen.
Stadiums can now have multiple names - to increase personalisation.
Master League Online transfer embargoes.
Player loyalty now crucial in Master League.

Impressions and previews:

OPM UK: "This is the single area where PES 2013 is unquestionably ahead of this year’s FIFA. Team-mates really do appear to have brains of their own, with full-backs overlapping when there’s space to run into, and strikers bending their runs not only in the hope of beating the last defender, but to stay onside at the same time" [read full article here]
PESFan: "All in all, based on this early preview, PES 2013 is shaping up to be the most enjoyable PES of this generation. Playing it like you played 2012 is achievable and yields similar results in matches with only subtle differences, but to really get the most enjoyment out of PES 2013, you need to embrace the new features and controls" [read full article here
The Sixth Axis: "This is the best football game I've ever played" [read full article here
WENB: "Aside from the above, the game does continue to impress, and while I’m not so sure about the graphical direction, or lack of, in PES 2013, the game as it is now is a true spectacle for football fans. With the demo tomorrow, you’ll all be able to judge for yourself" [read full article here

The first PES 2013 demo is released tomorrow. If today didn't get you in the mood for it, I don't think anything will!

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