Konami Digital has officially announced their agreement with Arsenal FC as the club’s Official Football Video Game Partner has been expanded as it enters its second year. The deal extends an already successful partnership between KONAMI and the English club into its second year.
Arsenal FC is a club that has enjoyed a rich history since its birth in 1886, boasting the greatest number of successes in the world’s oldest cup competition, the FA Cup. Arsenal FC has also enjoyed league success, winning the title on 13 different occasions, including their infamous ‘Invincible’ campaign in which they went the whole of the 2003/2004 season unbeaten.
The agreement will see the club’s players be perfectly recreated within PES 2019 thanks to KONAMI’s proprietary 3D scanning system. KONAMI was also given extensive access to Emirates Stadium in order to recreate a highly detailed emulation of the stadium’s features and dimensions within the game.
The 3D scanning system will not only capture the visual likenesses of the first team players but will also imitate their movements, playing styles and tactical capabilities.
KONAMI has also announced that fans will be able to enjoy a run out with some of the biggest Arsenal club Legends of the past, with the likes of Robert Pires, Sol Campbell, Gilberto Silva, Emmanuel Petit and Fredrik Ljungberg in PES 2019.
“We are delighted to be continuing with KONAMI as a global partner of Arsenal and one that captures the essence of our club within PES 2019,” said Vinai Venkatesham, Chief Commercial Officer of Arsenal FC. “We are excited to be offering our fans the opportunity to experience both the players and Emirates Stadium so accurately within the game once again this year, while also having the unique opportunity to call on some legends in our proud history to bring the game to life.”
“Arsenal is one of the biggest and most successful clubs in world football, so we are thrilled to be continuing our partnership with them,” commented Jonas Lygaard, Senior Director Brand & Business Development at Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. “KONAMI is dedicated to working with the biggest clubs in the world, and with a history such as Arsenal’s and the talent they have on display within their current squad, we are doing just that.”
PES 2019 is now available on PlayStation®4, Xbox One™, and PC STEAM and is available in two physical editions, with new global ambassador Philippe Coutinho on the front cover of the standard edition and David Beckham on a special edition which gives fans the opportunity to unlock myClub bonuses. Also available is the digital-only Legend edition that includes even more content for myClub!
To order PES 2019, please visit: https://www.konami.com/wepes/2019/