Konami Announces Arsenal FC Partnership Agreement

[PRESS RELEASE] Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. has announced it has become an official partner of Arsenal Football Club.

Arsenal appeared as a licensed club in PES 2017, allowing KONAMI to feature the club’s official insignia within the game. The new agreement extends the access KONAMI enjoys, and, as an official club partner, will enjoy greater access to the first team squad and Emirates Stadium, ensuring they are perfectly recreated within PES 2018.

KONAMI will use its cutting edge 3D scanning systems to capture facial and physical data from the full Arsenal squad, while PES 2018’s advanced Player and Team ID mechanics will be used to ensure that each player runs, passes and moves as they do in real life, while the team’s famous free flowing style of play will also be accurately implemented to the game. Similarly, KONAMI will also enjoy full access to the club’s home at Emirates Stadium, allowing them to create a perfectly rendered model of the ground for use within the game.

“Our working relationship with KONAMI to date has been extremely successful from a licensing perspective and we are delighted to extend this and welcome them as an official partner,” said Vinai Venkatesham, Chief Commercial Officer at Arsenal. “We look forward to getting started in the next phase of our relationship with KONAMI and creating some fun and exciting content that both Arsenal and wider football fans will enjoy.”

“We are determined to work with the very best clubs football has to offer and are delighted to partner with Arsenal,” commented Jonas Lygaard, Senior Director – Brand & Business Development for Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. “The relationship we formed last year has gone from strength to strength, most notably when Emirates Stadium played host to the PES LEAGUE World Final. As such, we were keen to work even closer with such a highly regarded club and the new agreement will allow us to perfectly recreate and feature Emirates Stadium, and the club’s many stars, within PES 2018.”

PES 2018 is now available on PlayStation®4, Xbox One™, PlayStation®3 and Xbox360™. The game is also available via Steam in a version that has undergone substantial improvements in terms of aesthetics and content, ensuring the game enjoys parity with the current gen formats.

For more information, please visit: https://www.konami.com/wepes/2018/

About KONAMI

KONAMI is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties and traditional trading card games. KONAMI’s software titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Pro Evolution Soccer, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. KONAMI is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide. The latest information about KONAMI can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiaries, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. in Windsor, the United Kingdom. Details of the products published by KONAMI can be found at www.konami.com.

Arsenal Football Club

Arsenal is one of the leading clubs in world football with a strong heritage of success, progressive thinking and financial stability.

Arsenal Football Club was founded in 1886 in Woolwich, south London, before moving to Highbury in north London in 1913.

Arsenal has an impressive roll of honour: English League Champions 13 times, FA Cup winners a record 13 times, League Cup winners twice and European Cup Winners’ Cup (1994) and European Fairs Cup (1970) winners once.

In addition, Arsenal Ladies are the most successful English club in women’s football.

Arsenal’s Manager since 1996 has been Frenchman Arsène Wenger. Wenger is Arsenal Football Club’s most successful manager. His honours include three League titles, seven FA Cups and seven Charity/Community Shields, including two League and Cup ‘doubles’ in 1998 and 2002.

For further information please visit: www.Arsenal.com


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