Konami has announced it has achieved ‘Official Partner of Liverpool F.C.’ status.
The publisher of the multiple award-winning PES series of football simulations will feature a fully licensed and incredibly faithful reproduction of the Liverpool F.C. squad, and it will offer a series of elements centred on the Anfield-based club in forthcoming PES titles and related mobile games – the first being PES 2017.
“KONAMI is committed to working with the very best in modern football, and Liverpool F.C. is the perfect partner,”
Commented Jonas Lygaard, Senior Director of Brand and Business Development at Konami.
“With its rich history, huge fan base and dynamic style of play implemented by manager Jürgen Klopp, we look forward to working together to ensure that this fantastic club is perfectly reproduced in PES 2017 and all other future PES titles across home and mobile formats. We will get unrivalled access to work with Liverpool F.C. to ensure their players are brought to life in our products, and will also work together in future promotional partnerships as well.”
The agreement comes as Konami looks to develop its working relationship with the world’s biggest clubs. As an ‘Official Partner of Liverpool F.C.’, Konami will have unrivalled access to the first team players. The PES series is famed for its attention to detail and realism. Such access, when combined with Konami’s Team ID and Player ID systems, will ensure the in-game Liverpool F.C. side will truly replicate the team’s overall and individual playing style and those of its players. All related kits will also be replicated within the game, while Anfield – a true icon of British football – will also be authentically reproduced and made available to PES 2017 users within a forthcoming free update. The update will also see the introduction of all the players, the team’s famed ‘Gegenpressing’ playing style will be recreated, and Liverpool’s stirring ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ anthem will also be featured within the in-game chants and pre-match build-up.
Billy Hogan, Chief Commercial Officer, Liverpool FC, said:
“We are delighted to be partnering with Konami, whose attention to detail will make sure that Liverpool FC is well represented and will help us to continue to engage with our fans in new and exciting ways. Konami’s ability to produce realistic football games that feature players that both look and move like their real-life counterparts is amazing. We cannot wait for our fans to see the Reds line up in the new game in all their glory.”
PES 2017 will be released on September 15th.
Source: Voltage PR