Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. has announced it has become an official partner of Arsenal Football Club.
Arsenal appeared as a licensed club in PES 2017, allowing KONAMI to feature the club’s official insignia within the game. The new agreement extends the access KONAMI enjoys, and, as an official club partner, will enjoy greater access to the first team 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, while PES 2018’s advanced Player and Team ID mechanics will be used to ensure that each player runs, passes and moves as they do in real life, while the team’s famous free flowing style of play will also be accurately implemented to the game. Similarly, KONAMI will also enjoy full access to the club’s home at Emirates Stadium, allowing them to create a perfectly rendered model of the ground for use within the game.
“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.