Arsenal Football Club and KONAMI have today announced that Konami Digital Entertainment has become an official partner of the football club.

Arsenal featured as an officially licenced club in PES 2017 but with this agreement, Konami will have greater access to the first team squad along with the Emirates Stadium which will enable them to create a more realistic version, in the game.

KONAMI will use 3D scanning systems to perfectly capture the Arsenal squads facial and physical features 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. I wonder will they include arsenal’s incredible ability to implode midway through the season? That’s always an enjoyable affair.

“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.”

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