There is nothing like teaming up with some of the biggest names around the world, but today we’re not sure who will be happier…FC Barcelona or Konami!

Konami have today announced that they have agreed a three year deal to team up with FC Barcelona, creating what is most certainly a top-level partnership. The deal will see Konami granted extensive access to the club’s stars and will now have a visible presence within the match day experience with a prominent advertising presence within and around the club’s Camp Nou stadium. They will also receive exclusive rights to recreate FC Barcelona’s legendary home within its PES titles, starting with PES 2017 and within all related PES-branded releases, including mobile titles.

“This is a real statement of intent for us,” explained Tomotada Tashiro, President of Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. “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.”

“We are delighted to have signed this agreement with KONAMI, who is now an official Premium Partner of the Club” added Manel Arroyo, FC Barcelona Vice-President of Marketing and Communications. “KONAMI is a strategic partner that will allow us to bring FC Barcelona to millions of users of its game. We hope to see the club, the players and Camp Nou, perfectly recreated in the next and future versions of the PES series.”

With PES 2017 due for release from Sept 13th, bringing a new ‘Control Reality’ ethos, incredible new control systems and a whole new standard of visuals, the timing of the deal couldn’t be any more perfect!

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