eFootball™ launches its first ever anime collaboration

21.03.2024 10:00


KONAMI’s football title drops collaboration with legendary anime series “Blue Lock” in latest update

Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. (KONAMI) can today announce the latest update to eFootball™ 2024.


This will include the launch of a new collaboration between eFootball™ and Japanese anime series “Blue Lock”. With this collaboration, comes a series of different in-game items, log-in presents, challenges and more.

During the campaign period, users can add a range of different Blue Lock special edition cards to their Dream Team squads, including both Takefusa Kubo and Filippo Inzaghi as special log-in presents.

There will also be two limited edition “Blue Lock Team Red” and “Blue Lock Team White” strips included in both the “Blue Lock Pack: Yoichi Isagi” and the “Tour Event: Blue Lock 2nd Selection”.


Finally, via the Campaign Achievements, users can grab themselves an incredible loot including 90,000 Exp., 60,000 GP, 50 eFootball™ Coins, and more – a profitable collaboration for certain!

New Feature and updates to gameplay

The latest version of eFootball™ has also brought a new gameplay feature alongside other improvements designed to address core user feedback and enhance the player experience. 

‘Position Training’ will see users be able to utilise exclusive items to train up to two positional aptitudes per player. This will allow them to personalise their characteristics and further bespoke their tactical setups. 


There will also be improved defensive conviction – enhancing defenders’ abilities to accurately retrieve the ball – as well as the strengthening of individual heading capabilities. This will allow for players with strong real-world heading attributes to showcase this in-game in both attacking and defensive situations.

eFootball™ Championship: Arsenal FC

With the World Finals in Tokyo fast approaching, the next club to launch their eFootball™ Championship Club Event is London giants Arsenal FC. Fans from all over the world can compete for the chance to represent ‘The Gunners’ on eFootball™ eSports’ biggest stage via the online qualifiers that will launch on 25th March.


To go alongside this, there will also be the addition of special edition Big Time cards in-game featuring three of the current roster and their custom made designs: Takehiro Tomiyasu, Gabriel Martinelli, and Kai Havertz.


About “Blue Lock”

Japan’s desire for World glory leads the Japan Football Association to launch a new rigorous training program to find the national team’s next star striker. Three hundred high school players are pitted against each other for the position, but only one will come out on top. Who among them will be the striker to usher in a new era for Japanese football?


About “eFootball™”

“eFootball™” was the rebranding of KONAMI’s popular gaming series “PES”. The change marked a great leap forward as the branding changed alongside the addition of a new football game engine, advancements in gameplay, and remodelling of the title as ‘free-to-play’ across all compatible devices.  

“eFootball™” is an ever-evolving platform with the aim of maximizing enjoyment and accessibility for football fans around the world. 

Users can enjoy a variety of content on “eFootball™”. For a casual offline experience, users can use authentic football club squads in ‘Exhibition matches’. Alternatively, they can go online and build their very own ‘Dream Team’ – a compilation of their favourite players from around the world. Users can also experience the thrill of competing alongside their friends online in ‘Co-op mode’. 

“eFootball”, “e-Football”, and “eFootball logo” are registered trademarks of Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Japan and other countries or regions.

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