Konami Digital Entertainment is now officially the Official Video Gaming Partner of the Spanish football club Valencia. Players' faces and trademark skills will be faithfully recreated for PES 18. The game will launch on 14 September for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
It's official folks: Konami Digital Entertainment has become the Official Video Gaming Partner of the Spanish football club Valencia. "The agreement will see the club faithfully recreated within the publisher’s Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) series and the pair will work across a series of complementary promotional activities" says the press release.
Valencia CF is one of the most successful clubs in the Spanish league, with six titles, numerous domestic trophies, and European success in the UEFA Cup competition.
Players' faces will not be the only features that will be "perfectly created within the game". Individual skills will also be matched. Expect to se a slew of co-promotions throughout the year.
PES 18 will also see an expansion in Konami's eSports interests. "June 2017’s PES League World Final saw 16 players from around the globe gather to win a stunning $200,000 prize, and KONAMI will use Valencia CF’s iconic Mestalla stadium to host Pro Gaming competitions and other key events throughout the season".
Jonas Lygaard, Senior Director od Brand and Business Development for Konami commented: "Valencia is a club with a rich history, lots of legends and some exciting talent in the current roster,"
He added: "Valencia CF is loaded with history, home to great successes, and some of the world’s greatest players have come through the ranks here as well, with Mendieta, Kempes and Ayala to name a few. With the club looking ahead to pushing on in the 2017/18 season, we are honoured to have been chosen as Valencia CF’s Official Video Game Partner, and look forward to working closely to realise them in-game and seeing them compete for a top league position."
PES 2018 will launch on 14 September for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game will also be available via Steam.