KONAMI’s football game app for iOS and Android now available in over 50 countries
Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. has announced that PES MANAGER – a fun badge collecting football strategy title for iOS and Android – is now available in over 50 countries.
PES MANAGER is the global edition of KONAMI’s hugely popular Japanese title, World Soccer Collection S (the best-selling soccer game app in Japan in 2014’s first quarter). It is a clever football game utilizing intuitive and easy controls, showcasing realistic matches presented in 3D and with over 1,500 star player badges featuring real player pictures from across key EU leagues.
The idea of the game is simple, yet engrossing. PES MANAGER users are tasked with collecting player badges, which are combined them to create a unique team of Europe’s top players. This team then evolves and can be improved as they compete in Challenge Matches, Skill Matches or League Matches, wherein victories result in additional rewards. These include unlocking new player badges, while players oversee their side’s rise to the top by managing the badges, harnessing the individual skills of each player, and earning in-game points you can use to improve the players and team.
PES MANAGER also boasts additional ways to enhance the user’s team via a unique ‘Prize Draw’ system. Players can thus acquire new player badges using either the ‘Normal Prize Draw’ or a ‘Premium Prize Draw’. The ‘Normal Prize Draw’ are drawn using Friendship Points which can be acquired as a reward for playing a match with other app users or as a gift from game administration; whereas the ‘Premium Prize Draw’ elements are one-off items requiring five Energy Balls, which are obtained via in-app purchase, as a reward for challenging matches or as a gift from in-game administration.
The player badges in the game use real pictures of Europe’s top soccer players and detail their playing style and key abilities. Special skills can be activated at certain points during matches and the abilities are represented through featured movements. The base player badges can also be combined with partner training badges to improve personal and team skills throughout the season, further enhancing the strength of the team. These actions are then seen within a realistic 3D format, where matches unfold on field as in a televised game. The real-time matches also lets users change their formations, make substitutions and adapt their tactics during the course of a game.
After launch, there will be a number of campaigns and events, details of which will be available through the app website, Facebook page, and PES MANAGER’s in-game information page.
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