Licenses make the world go round and without it your sports game is destined for failure. Thankfully for Konami, PES 2019 seems to be far removed from the threat as they have today announced no less than 7 new league licenses. Scottish top flight anyone?

PES 2019 will take the fight to EA and FIFA by bringing with it 7 brand new league licenses, with the likes of the Danish Superliga, Portugal’s Liga NOS, Belgium Pro League, Swiss Super League, Scotland’s Ladbrokes Premiership, Superliga Argentine, and exclusive to PES 2019, the Russian Premier Liga, all present.

With an ongoing commitment from Konami to ensure that PES is at the forefront of any football fans’ mind, these should see plenty of reason to plump for the PES offering this year. As part of the deal with the Russian Premier Liga exclusively, PES 2019 will be the only football game on the market where fans can have access to the entire league featuring top clubs such as CSKA Moscow, Zenit St Petersburg and Spartak Moscow.

4K HDR across all platforms is promised as is the use of ‘Enlighten’ software for true-to-life visual effects and real time ‘Global Illumination’ lighting and shadows, seeing PES 2019 able to offer fans improved in-game graphics. This will in turn mean better crowd detail, real grass textures and the return of the incredibly popular snow weather effect making those matches in Moscow even more realistic!

“Announcing seven new, official football leagues for PES 2019 is a clear sign that we are committed to giving fans more of what they want – more licensed content,” commented Jonas Lygaard, Senior Director for Brand and Business Development at Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. “We are more confident than ever in the direction the franchise is headed and this is just one of many steps we are taking to elevate PES to new heights. We continue to believe in the Power of Football and PES 2019 will be our most powerful game yet featuring more fully licensed leagues and clubs than ever before.”

PES 2019 will arrive on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on August 28th in the Americas, with an August 30th launch across the rest of the globe. It will be available in two physical editions, with new global ambassador Phillippe Coutinho on the front cover of the standard edition, and David Beckham on a special edition to give fans the opportunity to unlock myClub bonuses. Also available from launch will be a digital-only Legend edition that will include even more content for myClub.

Is that enough to get you favouring PES over FIFA this year? Let us know down below.

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