Liverpool FC is now an official partner of PES 2017, Konami has announced.
In a press release, Konami has detailed the deal, which will grant exclusive access to the club, allowing the developer to deliver an incredibly authentic representation of the club in the game, including the iconic Anfield football stadium, which will become available in a forthcoming free update as well as the "you'll never walk alone" chant.
The deal extends to PES console and mobile titles.
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"KONAMI is committed to working with the very best in modern football, and Liverpool F.C. is the perfect partner,” commented Jonas Lygaard, Senior Director of Brand and Business Development at Konami Digital Entertainment B.V.
“With its rich history, huge fan base and dynamic style of play implemented by manager Jürgen Klopp, and huge fan base, we look forward to working together to ensure that this fantastic club is perfectly reproduced in PES 2017 and all other future PES titles across home and mobile fomats. We will get unrivalled access to work with Liverpool F.C. to ensure their players are brought to life in our products, and will also work together in future promotional partnerships as well.”
Billy Hogan, Chief Commercial Officer, Liverpool FC, said: "We are delighted to be partnering with KONAMI, whose attention to detail will make sure that Liverpool FC is well represented and will help us to continue to engage with our fans in new and exciting ways. Konami’s ability to produce realistic football games that feature players that both look and move like their real-life counterparts is amazing. We cannot wait for our fans to see the Reds line up in the new game in all their glory.”
But for FIFA fans, fear not, EA has confirmed to TrustedReviews that Liverpool FC, Anfield and the YNWA chant will continue to feature in FIFA 17, with EA Sports the league partner of the Premier League.
PES 2017 launches on September 15 on PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.