KONAMI AND ARSENAL FC ANNOUNCE EXTENSION TO LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP
Arsenal FC players and stadium all featured prominently in upcoming eFootball PES 2020, launching this September
Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. has announced today an extension to its long-term partnership with the English football club, Arsenal FC, coinciding with the start of the PES LEAGUE 2019 World Finals that are being hosted at Emirates Stadium this weekend.
“We’re delighted to announce the extension of our long-running partnership with one of the biggest and most successful football clubs in the world,” commented Jonas Lygaard, Senior Director Brand & Business Development at Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. “Building on our existing relationship, we look forward to working even closer with The Gunners, who will be featured extensively in eFootball PES 2020.”
The upgraded partnership between KONAMI and Arsenal FC provides the eFootball PES series creators with substantial access to the club’s stars, ensuring the club will be presented in the game true to original, in addition to brand visibility during match days at Emirates Stadium.
eFootball PES 2020 will also include a highly detailed recreation of Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium alongside 3D scans of the club’s players, capturing the visual likenesses of the players, imitating their movements, playing styles and tactical capabilities.
Arsenal FC’s Commercial Director Peter Silverstone, said: “We are delighted to be extending our global partnership with KONAMI. Now in our third year, our relationship continues to go from strength to strength. We are excited to work with KONAMI to further engage our huge global fanbase and give them the opportunity to experience the players, Legends and Emirates Stadium so accurately within eFootball PES 2020.”
Arsenal FC 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 ‘Invincible’ campaign in which they went the whole of the 2003/2004 season unbeaten.
eFootball PES 2020 ushers in a new decade of industry-leading football simulation with a bold promise to revolutionise eFootball and introduce the sport to a global audience. The game features a brand-new mode called Matchday that will allow Arsenal FC fans to come together for weekly events to compete in the biggest matches and secure victory against the club’s biggest rivals.
eFootball PES 2020 will be available on PlayStation®4, Xbox One™, and PC STEAM, on September 10th (Americas/Europe/Asia) / September 12th (Japan) with pre-orders now available for the standard and Legend editions. An exclusive Arsenal FC Edition of the game will also be available.
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About Konami Group
Konami Group was established in 1973, starting as an amusement machine manufacturer for arcades. Over the years, the company has grown to include different business units across various markets. Currently, KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION includes the Digital Entertainment, Amusement, Gaming & Systems, and Sports Businesses. The company went public on the Osaka Securities Exchange in 1984, the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, and the London Stock Exchange in 1999. For more information, visit: www.konami.com/en.
About Konami Digital Entertainment
Konami Digital Entertainment, which is the core company of Konami Group, develops entertaining content for mobile, console and card games. The company is known for global franchises such as Pro Evolution Soccer, Metal Gear, Silent Hill, Castlevania, and Contra, as well as the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game series. www.konami.com/games/corporate/en/
About Arsenal Football Club
Arsenal Football Club was born when a group of workers at Dial Square armaments factory in Woolwich, notably exiled Scotsman David Danskin and Jack Humble, decided to form a football team to break the monotony of factory life.
Since that Dial Square team played its first match against Eastern Wanderers in 1886, Arsenal has gone on to become one of London’s most successful football clubs and one of the most famous names in modern football with millions of passionate followers worldwide.
Steeped in history and tradition, Arsenal Football Club has thrived on a pioneering and innovative spirit that has existed throughout its 133 years in existence. While society and football may have changed during this time, Arsenal has always served to create a sense of community for people here in Islington, across the UK and now around the world.
For further information, please visit www.arsenal.com