Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. has announced that they have become official partners of Arsenal Football Club.
Arsenal has appeared as a licensed club in PES 2017. That allowed KONAMI to feature the club’s official insignia within the game. The new agreement extends KONAMI’s access and, as an official club partner, they will have more access to the squad and Emirates Stadium, ensuring they are perfectly recreated within PES 2018.
KONAMI will use its cutting-edge 3D scanning systems to capture facial and physical data from the full Arsenal squad and PES 2018’s advanced Player and Team ID mechanics will ensure that each player runs, passes and moves as they do in real life. Arsenal’s free-flowing playstyle will also be included in the game thanks to this partnership.
“Our working relationship with KONAMI to date has been extremely successful from a licensing perspective and we are delighted to extend this and welcome them as an official partner,” said Vinai Venkatesham, Chief Commercial Officer at Arsenal. “We look forward to getting started in the next phase of our relationship with KONAMI and creating some fun and exciting content that both Arsenal and wider football fans will enjoy.”
“We are determined to work with the very best clubs football has to offer and are delighted to partner with Arsenal,” commented Jonas Lygaard, Senior Director – Brand & Business Development for Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. “The relationship we formed last year has gone from strength to strength, most notably when Emirates Stadium played host to the PES LEAGUE World Final. As such, we were keen to work even closer with such a highly regarded club and the new agreement will allow us to perfectly recreate and feature Emirates Stadium, and the club’s many stars, within PES 2018.”
PES 2018 is now available on PlayStation®4, Xbox One™, PlayStation®3 and Xbox360™. The game is also available via Steam in a version that has undergone substantial improvements in terms of aesthetics and content, ensuring the game enjoys parity with the current gen formats.