Konami: Announced the official release date for PES 2018

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Konami Digital Entertainment BV release PES 2018, the latest version of his glorious football series, the 14 September 2017. The Publisher is confident that this new edition will reach new heights of excellence and reveal the first details on the improvements introduced in this football saga.

The PES series is now recognized as the most realistic and intuitive videogame football experience for home consoles and Konami immediately wanted to set the record straight with an important series of innovations that start from the solid foundations of the latest editions. With the PES 2018 claim “Where legends are born”, the new version is very competitive thanks to new features, new options, new modes, a PC version that matches its console counterparts and an unprecedented gaming experience.

PES 2018 will feature more enhancements than any other version of PES in the past 10 years, and no aspect of the game has been left out. At the base of it all remains the famous gameplay that allows users to have full control over the game action, using players who behave, move and react like their real counterparts. The new improvements on the control system will add more fluidity to the game, while the renewed user interface will allow you to access the various options of PES 2018 in an even more intuitive way.

Control is everything in a football game and PES 2018 maintains the immediacy and total control for which the series is recognized by combining these elements with further improvements aimed at reinforcing its authenticity. The pace of the matches will use a more realistic speed, while a new strategic dribbling system will allow the user to have greater control in the possession phase, with the possibility of better protection of the ball. Similarly, the simple use of the stick will allow you to produce feints to deceive opposing defenders. KONAMI has also implemented REAL Touch +, which will allow the player to react upon receiving the ball using the body parts allowed in the game such as chest, head and legs to produce a controlled pass and which will depend on the height and speed of the ball. ball. All the pre-set situations have been revised, such as, for example, the way to take penalties and also a setting for kick-off a player

The graphical aspect of PES 2018 has also been further improved. The new REAL Capture system will ensure realistic lighting management in both day and night matches, while over 20.000 elements have been faithfully recreated to reproduce the pitch, changing room tunnels and surrounding areas of stadiums such as the Camp Nou and the Signal Iduna Park. The characteristic way in which players move, set the shot and pass the ball has been reproduced thanks to the motion-capture sessions carried out by KONAMI in realistic environments, to breathe new life into all in-game animations. The basic movements such as walking, turning and the posture of the athletes have been further refined, while the models of the players are even more varied and detailed, with an obsessive attention that will be reflected in every aspect: for example, how the game uniforms fit on different physicists. KONAMI's agreements with partner teams will also ensure unprecedented realism: including the reproduction of player tattoos.

In addition to renewed playability and improved graphics in every aspect, PES 2018 will offer new options to allow fans to enjoy the gaming experience to the fullest. The ability to play 11v11 online and the popular myClub challenges where users can build their dream team from scratch will be complemented by 2v2 and 3v3 co-op modes with local guest support. The much-requested "Random Selection" for the match will return along with new options, while the Master League will include pre-season tournaments, a new transfer system, pre-match interviews and images from the dressing room.

The continued success of the PES series as an esports cornerstone will continue thanks to the full inclusion of the PES LEAGUE in the game. While 16 of the greatest PES players in the world will gather in the UEFA Champions League finals in June to try and win a $ 200,000 prize, PES 2018 will make it easy to take part in next year's challenges, while also including in PES LEAGUE competitions. modes such as myClub, Online Cooperative Challenges and Random Selection matches.

"PES 2018 will be the edition that will take the series to the top of its history." commented Masami Saso, President of Konami Digital Entertainment BV. It is also a product that looks to the future. With the eSports phenomenon growing worldwide, the inclusion of the PES LEAGUE mode in PES 2018 will erase all types of entry barriers for both historical players and newcomers. KONAMI is constantly striving to evolve the PES series, and PES 2018 will see us take to the field even more convinced and determined than ever. "

PES 2018 will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox360. The game will also be available for PC via Steam in an extremely improved version in terms of aesthetics and content, allowing for an overall quality equal to its console counterparts. By pre-ordering the FC Barcelona Special Edition digital version on PlayStation 4, Xbox One or Steam now, you will be able to receive additional content at launch - including 1,000 myClub coins and 5 Agents which will also guarantee the inclusion of a UEFA Champions League star and a legend of the FC Barcelona in the squad of your "winning eleven"!

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