Konami and Arsenal Announce a Partnership Agreement for PES2018
Author: Sam Tree | Posted: 10 October 2017, 09:22

Arsenal appeared in PES2017 as a licensed club which allowed Konami to feature the club’s insignia and players within the game, this new agreement extends that access allowing Konami to feature the team, their official insignia as well as their home stadium, Emirates Stadium, all faithfully recreated in PES2018.

Much like Konami’s official partnership with Liverpool FC, their agreement with Arsenal gives the developers access 3D scanning for accurate physical details as well as recreating the team’s famous free-flowing style of play – ensuring the players run and move like they do in real life.

In addition, the devs at Konami will also enjoy full access to the club’s home at Emirates Stadium which will allow the team to render the playing ground perfectly for use in-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.”

PES2018 is currently available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 and PC through Steam.


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