PES 2018 publisher Konami, and Italian football club Inter Milan, announce new partnership.
The deal sees Konami become the club’s Global Football Video Game Partner, and the current Inter Milan first team squad appear within the upcoming, PES 2018.
Inter are one of the true greats of world football, having won over 30 domestic trophies, the UEFA Champions League, and three UEFA Cup tournaments.
Players including Mauro Icardi, Eder Citadin Martins and Antonio Candreva have been scanned into the PES 2018 using Konami’s proprietary 3D scanning system, known informally as the ‘PES dispenser’.
The club’s iconic San Siro Stadium will also be recreated in-game, and brought to life by a range of exclusive audio effects that capture the chants and crowd noises heard on match day. But only the polite ones, presumably.
Due to the game’s imminent release, the Inter Milan team will be available via a post-launch update.
In the real world, Konami, and PES 2018, will be visible around the San Siro, appearing on match-day LED sponsor boards, and on the ground’s giant LED screen.
Michael Gandler, chief revenue officer of Inter Milan, said:
“We are delighted to welcome Konami as our new Global Football Video Game Partner. It is a leading company in video games development and, with its world-renowned PES series, our fans will have the chance to fully experience our match day. The goal is to integrate Konami’s content into our game day and digital experiences to enrich our fan engagement.”
Jonas Lygaard, senior director at Konami, added:
“Inter is a club of incredible heritage and reputation. They have been a focal point of the Italian top-flight since their formation, and have an enviable roster of playing greats – both past and present. Konami will honour this history with a game that perfectly showcases Inter’s exciting style of football and the abilities of the talented player base it has. We are committed to working with the greats of the game, and Inter is a true giant .”
PES 2018 will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One , PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 14, 2017.