Konami have today announced the release of a free demo for PES 2013 which is available for download starting today on Xbox 360 via Xbox Live and Windows PC via www.konami-pes2013.com. The demo for the PS3 will be available on July 31st via PlayStation Network.

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.

The first demo allows users to experience all these new additions first hand and features eight fully licensed teams, including Germany, England, Portugal and Italy from the European field, while Santos FC, SC International, Fluminense and Flamengo are available in the are available in the Copa Libertadores mode. In order to experience the full range of controls PES 2013 offers, the demo allows any difficulty setting to be used, and boasts localized language settings.

PES 2013 will be available in retail stores in the fall of 2012.