Adding to existing partnerships with the likes of Barcelona and Liverpool, PES 2018 will now be partnered with Valencia.
This adds to the growing list of interesting teams to be licensed, such as Fulham – which is good because few bother taking the time to recognise the Championship, and some of us still support teams outside of the Premier League. Ahem, bitterness aside, this is another move from Konami to make PES seem more authentic, while also hyping fans for the release. On that note, don’t forget to check out the world tour videos, as well.
The agreement allows KONAMI to use the home, away and third kits in the forthcoming PES 2018 and the first-team squad will be perfectly created within the game. Player faces and individual skills will also be matched, while KONAMI and Valencia CF will also work together across a host of promotional activities.
Jorge García, Valencia CF Head of Marketing, Commercial and Fan Experience Area, said that he is “delighted with this partnership, as KONAMI are a worldwide partner who will help us to take the Club to millions and millions of gamers. We’re looking forward to seeing the spectacular images of our players in the new and future editions of the PES series.”
“Valencia is a club with a rich history, lots of legends and some exciting talent in the current roster,” commented Jonas Lygaard, Senior Director – Brand & Business Development for Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. “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 is out in September, and if you played the recent beta, it’s looking bloody promising indeed.