The new PES 2009 video game features – for the first time – European football's blue-riband club competition, the UEFA Champions League.
Exclusive four-year licensing deal
The game is part of an exclusive four-year licensing deal between Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd and UEFA. PES 2009 will feature exclusive elements and attributes of the competition to create a unique UEFA Champions League mode within the game. "The Pro Evolution Soccer series is synonymous with football being played at the highest level, which makes it perfect for hosting the best club football competition in the world," said UEFA. "We are delighted that PES 2009 will feature the UEFA Champions League and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with Konami."
Jewel in the crown
"This deal showcases our commitment to taking PES 2009 forward in terms of licences and realism," Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd president Kunio Neo said. "The UEFA Champions League is the jewel in the club competition crown, and is just one of many innovations we have lined up for the new game. We can promise fans a number of exciting advances, which will be announced in the coming months."
The newest addition to the Pro Evolution Soccer series has been released for PLAYSTATION®3, Xbox 360, PC-DVD, and mobile phones, followed by a version for PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) and for Nintendo Wii in Spring 2009.
For more information and a special preview of the of the UEFA Champions League mode, please visit www.pesunites.com
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