Konami Digital Entertainment BV announced the finalization of an exclusive collaboration agreement with Juventus FC, a team known throughout the world and current champion of Italy.
The partnership between KONAMI and Juventus FC will allow the developers of the eFootball PES series to exclusively use Juventus FC, including the team name, the emblem and the official game kits. Furthermore, the development team had the opportunity to collaborate with the team’s players to be able to recreate them in the best way digitally within the video game.
Jonas Lygaard, Senior Director of Brand & Business Development at Konami Digital Entertainment BV said: “Our partnership with Juventus FC, one of the most important teams in the world, is a clear message from eFootball PES 2020 – which will be the only video game football where you can play with the Italian giants. The motto of eFootball PES is ‘playing is believing’ and we are proud that Juventus FC believes in us and in the future with us”.
The home stadium of Juventus FC, the Allianz Stadium, will be perfectly recreated and exclusively present in eFootball PES 2020. The KONAMI development team specializes in digital stadium reproduction and football fans around the world will surely appreciate the level of detail present in their latest creation.
And it doesn’t end there; the players of the first Juventus FC team have all been scanned in 3D to allow them to be perfectly reproduced within the video game as well as in reality.
KONAMI is also happy to announce that Miralem Pjanić, the Bosnian midfielder, has been recruited as Official eFootball PES Ambassador. In this role, Pjanić will appear on the cover of eFootball PES 2020 and will be involved in a series of Juventus FC and KONAMI activities throughout the year.
Giorgio Ricci, Chief Revenue Officer commented: “We are very proud of the collaboration we have established with Konami. This partnership sees two icons of world football and entertainment, Juventus and PES, to join forces for the next three years, making it easier to identify with our younger fans and to increase our popularity with both sports fans and those of esports”.
Juventus FC, founded in 1897, is the most popular team in terms of fans in Italy and one of the most appreciated worldwide. The club holds the enviable record of 37 Italian titles won, 13 Italian cups and eight Super Cups.
eFootball PES 2020 leads the way in a new decade where football simulations will play an increasingly important role. Also with the firm intention of revolutionizing the world of eFootball and bringing this sport to an ever wider global audience. The game will have a new mode called Matchday. This will allow players to select which team to join and participate together, through weekly events, in the main football events, contributing to the victory of their team.
eFootball PES 2020 will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, on September 10th in America / Europe / Asia and September 12th in Japan with the possibility of booking standard and legend edition versions here now. A version of the game called Juventus Club Edition will also be available for launch.