PES 2018 Is Available Now

PES 2018

PES 2018, voted ‘Best Sports Game’ at Gamescom this year, hit shelves this week and is available via retail.

Those who preordered can enjoy many incentives, such as gaining access to the fastest man in the world Usain Bolt, and Argentine football Legend, Diego Maradona, joining the PES family as ambassadors and both playable in game.

In addition, the roster of Legends continues to grow with other players who agreed to be part of the game, like, David Beckham, Brazilians Romario and Sócrates, Borussia Dortmund’s Lars Ricken, Karl-Heinz Riedle, Michael Zorc, Norbert Dickel and Jörg Heinrich, FC Internazionale’s Javier Zanetti, Dejan Stanković and Francesco Toldo, as well as Liverpool legends Ian Rush, Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen. More Legends will be announced later this year.

PES 2018 also has license agreements with more South American clubs as CR Vasco da Gama, Colo-Colo, Sporting Cristal, Alianza Lima, Atlético Nacional and Millionarios F.C., and others.

KONAMI worked a lot on their new title, and other than updating the user interface, they also implemented the so-called Real Touch + process, wherein players will react to receiving a ball using all the permissible parts of the body, such as chest, head, and legs to bring a pass under control depending on the height and pace of the ball. All set piece routines have also been totally reworked.

PES 2018 also features a new Real Capture system for more detailing of the stadiums, in particular of the Camp Nou and Signal Iduna Park, both of which are featured in PES 2018 only. KONAMI re-worked the way core movements such as walking, turning, and posture, while the player models now have greater variety.

PES 2018 also allows more ways for players to enjoy the match day experience. Full 11-Vs-11 online options and the myClub challenge, where players can build a team from scratch, are joined by co-operative 2-Vs-2 and 3-Vs-3 modes, with local guests support.

That’s not finished, as you can also experience life as a manager with pre-season tournaments, an improved transfer system, pre-match interviews and locker room access.

PES 2018 also sees a free Day One content update to ensure gamers are playing with the most up to date rosters in place.

As Jonas Lygaard, Senior Director of Brand and Business Development at Konami declared through a press release, “This is the biggest PES launch in decades and we are thrilled to be able to share it with fans after such a great reaction worldwide from the demo release and success at this year’s E3 and Gamescom events. We have worked hard to give players the most realistic playing experience to date and are very proud of what we’ve achieved. With legends like Beckham and Bolt now appearing in game, we’ve reached new heights with PES 2018 and we can’t wait for fans to try it!”

PES 2018 is now available worldwide on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox360. The game is also available via Steam in a version that has undergone substantial improvements in terms of aesthetics and content.


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Alessandro Seren Rosso
An avid player of sports management games, Alessandro writes about hockey for several online outlets in all over the world. His work appeared, among the others, on The Hockey News, Hockey’s Future, The Hockey Writers and many other. His interest in sports gaming dates back to 1998 with Championship Manager. Today, most of his gaming engagement, much limited by his 3-years-old lovely time-killer, is dedicated to Eastside Hockey Manager.