Konami has entered into an exclusive global partnership with Inter Milan. The beloved football club will now appear in Pro Evolution Soccer 2018, as all of the first team squad will be recreated. They won’t be in the game at launch, but they’ll be a free download short after PES 2018 releases on September 14. Several Inter legends will also be in the game including Javier Zanetti, Dejan Stanković and Francesco Toldo.
Check out the full announcement below:
The global agreement will see KONAMI continue to recreate the first team squad within its PES 2018 title, with players such as Mauro Icardi, Roberto Gagliardini, Eder Citadin Martins and Antonio Candreva implemented with an incredible level of detail that ensures their playing styles, on and off-the-ball movements, and tactical abilities are instantly recognizable within the game, all of which will be updated via free download shortly after PES 2018’s September 14th launch date.
KONAMI will use its proprietary 3D scanning systems to create the in-game models to ensure they are virtually photo realistic and will also be given extensive access to capture the San Siro stadium. KONAMI has also captured a wealth of audio content to recreate the sounds, cheers and chants heard during a home game to reproduce the electric atmosphere of an Inter match.
Additionally, KONAMI will also enjoy a high level of visibility within Inter’s ground. The club will enjoy prominence across the San Siro’s match-day LED sponsor boards, and PES 2018 will also be promoted via the ground’s giant LED screen. Additional promotions will take place in official partner zones in the ground, and KONAMI and Inter will also work closely across their official social channels to extend awareness of future cross-promotions.
As one would expect, FC Internazionale Milano’s Chief Revenue Officer Michael Gandler was pleased with the news. “We are delighted to welcome Konami as our new Global Football Video Game Partner,” said Gandler. “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.”
“Inter is a club of incredible heritage and reputation,” said Konami’s Senior Director of Brand and Business Development Jonas Lygaard. “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 honor 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.”
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 is set to release September 14 for PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One and last-gen consoles.