Konami has announced an official partnership with English football club Liverpool F.C for Pro Evolution Soccer 2017.
The publisher of the multiple award-winning PES series will feature a fully licensed reproduction of the Liverpool F.C. squad for PES 2017, and will offer a series of elements centred on the Anfield-based club, in forthcoming PES titles and related mobile games.
“KONAMI is committed to working with the very best in modern football, and Liverpool F.C. is the perfect partner,” said 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, 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 formats. 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.”
The latest announcement follows a similar partnership with Spanish club F.C Barcelona with all related Liverpool kits replicated within the game, while the teams home stadium Anfield will also be authentically reproduced and made available to PES 2017 users within a forthcoming free update. The update will also see the introduction of all the players, the team’s famed ‘Gegenpressing’ playing style will be recreated, and Liverpool’s stirring ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ anthem will also be featured within the in-game chants and pre-match build-up.
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.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 is available September 15th for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PC.