In what might be one of the biggest transfers of the summer, PES 2017 has secured an exclusive partnership with beloved Spanish giants Barcelona. Could this be Pro Evo’s FIFA killing feature?
During an event at the Camp Nou in the Catalonian city, Konami announced that the Champions League winning team will grace the cover of the latest edition of the series.
The biggest result of the partnership seems to be the addition of Barcelona legends, which will be playable in the game. In the game’s MyClub mode, you’ll be able to control Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Xavi and a host of others.
PES 2017 will also be the exclusive home of the Camp Nou stadium which will sure to be an annoyance to fans of FIFA.
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A trailer was released alongside the announcement, showcasing the game’s focus on Barcelona. It looks good, though you can always say that about trailers.
We also got our first look at the box art for the game, which you can see below. Instead of focusing on a single star, it features the whole team celebrating. It comes just days after Marco Reus was announced as the FIFA global cover star.
Once the second runner to the behemoth of FIFA, pro evo has picked up steam in the previous years and now sparks fierce debate in the Trusted Reviews office over which is the better game.
We had a play on the game at E3 and certainly felt there was much improvement ovee PES 2016. We’ll have further impressions next week.
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