They’ve already got a decent partnership with FC Barcelona and Arsenal running, but now Konami are pushing for the German market as well, announcing that they’ll be working with FC Bayern on a long term basis.
With eFootball PES 2020 releasing on Xbox One, PS4 and PC this September, Konami are taking it to EA na dtheir FIFA series with another partnership with FC bayern which will see a fully-3D scanned Allianz Arena and their players featuring.
“KONAMI has a long history of championing German football, and so we’re very happy to become a Platinum Partner of FC Bayern, the most successful German club in history,” commented Jonas Lygaard, Senior Director Brand & Business Development at Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. “With each year, our development team continues to surpass expectations and we are very proud to present FC Bayern’s epic Allianz Arena and its players in all their glory in eFootball PES 2020.”
Following a complete 3D scan of the structure, eFootball PES 2020 will also introduce a strikingly accurate recreation of FC Bayern’s home stadium, Allianz Arena, full of small, but impactful touches that FC Bayern fans, and everyone else who loves football, will appreciate. The players on the pitch will also receive the same 3D scanning treatment and will be present in the new game at launch.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, FC Bayern München AG Chairman, said: “We are delighted that we are entering into a long-term partnership with Konami, a Japanese company rich in tradition and a world-famous manufacturer of computer and video games, and that our professional players and the Allianz Arena will be included in the upcoming eFootball PES 2020 football simulation game from September.”
In addition to the Bayern news, Konami have also announced that they’ll be working closely with German winger Serge Gnabry, as an Official eFootball PES Ambassador. Gnabry will not only feature on the cover of eFootball PES 2020, but he will also be involved in multiple upcoming activations with FC Bayern and KONAMI that fans can look forward to.
eFootball PES 2020 ushers in a new decade of industry-leading football simulation with a bold promise to revolutionise eFootball and introduce the sport to a global audience – bold claims indeed. The game features a brand-new mode called Matchday that will allow players to pick a side and come together for weekly events to compete in the biggest matches in football and help secure victory for your team.
eFootball PES 2020 will arrive on Xbox One, PS4 and PC from September 10th 2019, with both standard and Legend editions available. As you may expect, an exclusive FC Bayern Club Edition of the game will also be available at launch.