Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. has announced AS Monaco as a new partner club for the forthcoming PES 2019. As part of the agreement, KONAMI will produce a dedicated cover featuring stars from the top-flight club, and will also play a key part in future Ambassador activations.
AS Monaco (Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club) was founded in 1924 and plays in France’s top-tier division. Based at the iconic Stade Louis II in Fontvieille, AS Monaco is one of French football’s most successful clubs, winning eight league titles, six domestic cups, and are regular participants in European competitions.
KONAMI is working closely to ensure that the club, its stars and Stadium Louis-II – which will be made available via download shortly after launch – are all perfectly recreated in PES 2019. Every member of the squad will have their playing style and stats matches, while all kits will be faithfully integrated into the game. Similarly, the French iteration of PES 2019 will also boast a specially-created cover featuring global star Phillipe Coutinho and legendary AS Monaco Captain Radamel Falcao.
“This is a wide-ranging agreement with AS Monaco, which will see this illustrious club working closely with KONAMI across a number of avenues,” commented Jonas Lygaard, Senior Director Brand & Business Development at Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. “In addition to working closely with the club to ensure they are perfectly recreated within the game, we are delighted that a player of Radamel Falcao’s calibre has agreed to become our local Ambassador. We look forward to a long and productive partnership that will show the scale and ambition KONAMI has for the PES series.”
“The growth of eSports and the reputation of the PES series make this partnership with Konami very exciting,” said Juli Ferre, AS Monaco Commercial and Marketing Director. “We look forward to seeing AS Monaco players recreated within the new game, and our Captain Radamel Falcao featured on PES 2019 cover.”
Along with this announcement Konami confirmed that Frances top division Ligue 1 will again be fully licensed.
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