Monday, April 22, 2013

Pro Evolution Soccer series officially gets AFC champions league

One of the worlds biggest videogame sports franchises just got bigger. Konami have revealed that they will officially (finally) be adding the AFC Champions League to their Pro Evolution Soccer series.

Image from Pluto Games
The AFC champions league has an overall of 32 team members competing for the cup. These team members  include Malaysia, India and Arab countries such as: Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, UAE, and Yemen. The AFC league will no doubt be playable in the upcoming PES title.

The acquisition of such a high-profile license such as the AFC Champions League is integral to our ambitious plans for the Pro Evolution Soccer series. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with the Asian Football Confederation, as we look to bring the passion and skill of the AFC Champions League to vivid life.
--Shinji Hirano, President for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. 

PES or the Winning Eleven series is one of the most popular games in the region. I still recall the days when people used to actually hack their PS2 copies just to add their own countries. To know that Arab gamers will finally be able to represent their home team officially will definitely bring a smile to all PES in the neighborhood.


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