The management simulation will be available globally on November 2.
It was also revealed that fans who pre-order the game from participating retailers or pre-purchase the title as a digital download will have access to a beta version two weeks prior to launch.
The beta, which will contain the majority of the game's new features, will be playable up until November 5, and all progress will be transferable into the main game.
"Our fans are very good at letting us know what they want and the one thing that's consistently at the top of their wish list is an earlier release date," explains Sports Interactive's Miles Jacobson.
"While we can't, strictly speaking, offer them exactly what they want, this beta version is the next best thing... a fully playable Football Manager they can get their hands on around two weeks before the finished game hits the streets," he added.
Earlier this month, it was announced that Football Manager 2013 will include more than 900 new or improved features.
It will launch with two new modes, 'Football Manager Classic' and 'Challenge'.
'Football Manager Classic' is a simplified take on the core game, removing various advanced features and speeding up matches. It allows players to complete a season in less than ten hours.
Meanwhile, 'Challenge' mode - first seen in Football Manager Handheld 2012 for mobile devices - gives the player a short-term objective - for example, to avoid relegation with a team severely hampered by injuries or to maintain a side's unbeaten run until the end of the season.
Other enhancements include an improved 3D match engine, deeper media interactions, the addition of directors of football and a revamped loan system.
Many of the new features are spelled out in a series of video blogs hosted by Sports Interactive's Miles Jacobson.
Watch one of the Football Manager 2013 video blogs below: