Konami announced that they have signed a deal with FC Barcelona which makes them a “Premium Partner” to the PES series for three years.
According to Konami, this deal allows them to get “extensive access to the club’s stars and have a visible presence within the match day experience.” Konami will be extensively advertising in the club’s Camp Nou stadium, and have the exclusive rights to recreate it in all PES titles.
Tomotada Tashiro, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, had the following to say about the deal:
“This is a real statement of intent for us. By working closely with a team of Barcelona’s stature we can introduce the PES series to a huge global fan base. This partnership will deliver access to the very best players in the modern game and to one of the world’s most respected and ambitious clubs. The PES series is famed for its realism and control, so the fit between such a skilled team and a game that celebrates such ability is perfect.”
You can watch a new trailer featuring FC Barcelona below. PES 2017, the newest game in the series launches September 13 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.