Konami have today announced that the eagerly-awaited PES 2013 will be released for PlayStation 3, the Xbox 360 and Windows PC on September 21st.

PES 2013 marks a major shift for the popular soccer game as it includes new game mechanics such as PES FullControl, where players are given total control over every pass, shot and even first touch to the ball. Similarly, Pro-Active AI ensures that players move as they should both on and off the ball, creating a true authentic soccer experience. The Player ID system then enhances the feeling of individuality, with players that not only look and move like their real life counterparts, but also play just like them.

According to the press release Konami will be offering a pre-order incentive in the form of“a limited UEFA Champions League steelbook edition. 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.  The UK will also offer a second, Manchester United-themed steelbook edition for pre-orders, boasting the club’s livery on its cover”.

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