It’s been a strange old year and that is being hammered home ever more by the news that Konami will not be delivering a proper annual update to their PES series of football games. Instead, eFootball PES 2021 will come about as an update to the existing PES 2020 game. But that doesn’t mean we won’t have the opportunity to enjoy some cover stars, with the all-important selling point of PES 2021 now revealed.
And what a cover it is as for the first time ever we discover Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo featured together on a video game cover, with them joined by Manchester United’s boy wonder, Marcus Rashford and one of the very latest winners of the Champion’s League – Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies.
Due to hit physical and digital stores come September 15th 2020, the Standard Edition of eFootball PES 2021 SEASON UPDATE will see this group of players ensure that hype for PES is still right up there with usual offerings. I mean, if you’ve got Messi, Ronaldo, Rashford and Davies together, it’s a bit of a big deal, no?
Now rolling on his sixth cover appearance for the eFootball PES franchise, Messi represents the highest quality of football, consistently achieved, over a storied career and is appropriate as KONAMI celebrates the franchise’s 25th anniversary. And that Cristiano Ronaldo bloke ain’t bad either – star striker for Juventus and one of the greatest players the world has ever seen, he is the latest to be named as an official eFootball PES ambassador and will feature in a range of promotional activities over the course of the year.
Further to that though, Manchester United’s Rashford and FC Bayern’s Davies have also joined the ranks of official ambassadors, as both young stars continue to dominate on the pitch and earn places in the hearts of fans worldwide.
What’s more, you’ll also discover all four ambassadors featuring in the brand-new Club Editions for eFootball PES 2021 SEASON UPDATE, something that will be available via digital platforms only. Each Club Edition includes one Iconic Moment Series player, full myClub squad and much more. Those who already own PES 2020 or PES 2020 LITE, can pre-order a Club Edition through either game to receive a 20% discount.
Jonas Lygaard, Senior Director Brand & Business Development at Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. commented: “I am incredibly proud of the cover that we’ve assembled for PES 2021. We made a big change last year with the presentation of four ambassadors and we were keen to raise the bar this year with a world first – Messi and Ronaldo together at last.”
We’ll be sure to remind you when that eFootball PES 2021 SEASON UPDATE arrives on Xbox One, PS4 and PC via Steam. Just set your diaries for September 15th and all should be good.