Due to the massive tie-in that Konami have with Liverpool FC, and FC Barcelona, it was odds on that we would see the latest footballing cover star coming straight from one of those camps. And as it turns out, the man adorning the cover of PES 2018 in Europe will be none other than ex-Liverpool and current Barcelona star, Luis Suarez. Pretty fitting huh?
Announced today, Konami have revealed that Suarez will be pride of place on the front of PES 2018 across Europe. With the game coming with more new features than we’ve seen in recent times, and Konami ready to take on the might of EA for footballing champion for another year, it seems fitting that one of the biggest stars in world football takes centre stage.
“I’m a big fan of PES, so it’s a real honour for me to be on this year’s cover,“ commented Suárez. “Every year this game gets better and better and the work put into making PES 2018 really shows. I can’t believe how real, and lifelike I look in this year’s game. It’s simply amazing.”
“Luis Suárez is to us the best and most complete striker in the world with a history that speaks for itself – we expect to see him break top scoring records in the upcoming season,” commented Jonas Lygaard, Senior Director Brand & Business Development at Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. “We’re really excited to be working with him and have invested a lot of resources to properly recreate his skills and movements in PES 2018. We’re going to debut a new build of the game at this year’s Gamescom and can’t wait for gamers to get a chance to see a new benchmark of gameplay and the realism of Suarez!”
PES 2018, with Suarez sitting pretty on the front cover will arrive on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PS3 come September 14th 2017. If you think that it’ll be THE football game of the year, then you may be interested to hear more about the Legendary Edition of the game. It will bring you a limited edition steel book and branded USB and access to a number of squad bolstering agents including: an FC Barcelona agent, a Premium Partner Agent 80+ and UEFA Champions League Star, access to Usain Bolt, four start-up agents that represent key on-pitch positions and 1000 myClub points to utilise in PES 2018’s myClub mode.
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