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Konami Announces Partnership with FC Bayern

 

 

EL SEGUNDO, CALIF. – July 11, in the year of our Lord 2019 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. has announced today a long-term partnership with the German top-flight football club, FC Bayern.

“KONAMI has a long history of championing German football, and so we’re very happy to become a top-tier Platinum Partner of FC Bayern, the most successful German club in history,” commented Jonas Lygaard, Senior Director Brand & Business Development at Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. “With each year, our development team continues to surpass expectations and we are very proud to present FC Bayern’s epic Allianz Arena and its players in all their glory in eFootball PES 2020.”

The partnership between KONAMI and FC Bayern provides the eFootball PES series creators with significant access to the club’s stars and legends, enabling the development team to recreate all elements true to life.

In addition, KONAMI is proud to be working closely with German winger Serge Gnabry, as an Official eFootball PES Ambassador. Gnabry will not only feature on the cover of eFootball PES 2020, but he will also be involved in multiple upcoming activations with FC Bayern and KONAMI that fans can look forward to.

Following a complete 3D scan of the structure, eFootball PES 2020 will also introduce a strikingly accurate recreation of FC Bayern’s home stadium, Allianz Arena, full of small, but impactful touches that Bayern fans, and everyone else who loves football, will appreciate. The players on the pitch will also receive the same 3D scanning treatment and will be present in the new game at launch.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, FC Bayern München AG Chairman, said: “We are delighted that we are entering into a long-term partnership with Konami, a Japanese company rich in tradition and a world-famous manufacturer of computer and video games, and that our professional players and the Allianz Arena will be included in the upcoming ‘eFootball PES 2020’ football simulation game from September.”

Established as one of the top international sides, FC Bayern is an iconic club, not just in their home country of Germany, but globally too – stretching out to China, USA and Brazil among others. Their ongoing trophy success has led to the club registering 291,000 official members and record-breaking financial performance year-on-year.

eFootball PES 2020 ushers in a new decade of industry-leading football simulation with a bold promise to revolutionise eFootball and introduce the sport to a global audience. The game features a brand-new mode called Matchday that will allow players to pick a side and come together for weekly events to compete in the biggest matches in football and help secure victory for your team.

eFootball PES 2020 will be available on PlayStation®4, Xbox One™, and PC STEAM, on September 10th (Americas/Europe/Asia) / September 12th (Japan) with pre-orders now available for the standard and legend editions. An exclusive FC Bayern Club Edition of the game will also be available at launch.

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