The PES 2018 World Tour continued this week with stops in both Argentina and Chile. You can read the official word from Konami on both events below:
KONAMI Partners with Argentine Football Association and
Confirms New Argentine Commentators for PES 2018:
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announces today its partnership with the Argentine Football Association (AFA). The license agreement will see all clubs in the Primera División of the AFA faithfully recreated in PES 2018, as well as allow KONAMI marketing rights for various promotional activities.
KONAMI also confirms Rodolfo De Paoli and Diego Latorre as new Argentine commentators in PES 2018. Both DePaoli and Latorre will bring an enhanced realism and authenticity to PES through their animated commentary and expert analysis during matches. De Paoli is a former footballer who is currently an Argentine sports coach and notable journalist. He presently serves as reporter on “Fútbol Para Todos” on Telefe, as well as provides commentary on Argentina national football matches for TyC Sports. Latorre, who is also known as “Gambeta,” is a former Argentine professional footballer, known for his distinguished positions as a striker and an offensive midfield playmaker. Latorre is currently a sportscaster for Fox Sports Latinoamérica.
“Our partnership with AFA, as well as the addition of Rodolfo De Paoli and Diego Latorre as commentators, are all proof of our commitment to creating the ultimate football experience for football fans in Argentina,” said Takayuki Kubo, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “Argentina has some of the world’s most passionate football enthusiasts, so we are thrilled to share these exciting announcements for PES 2018 as we deliver a more premium football game to the market.”
KONAMI Signs Exclusive Partnership with Colo-Colo for PES 2018:
Award-Winning Franchise also Adds Universidad de Chile In-Game, Introduces Chilean Commentary Team, and Names Iván Luis Zamorano and Marcelo Salas as New PES Legends
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an exclusive agreement with one of Chile’s top football clubs, Colo-Colo. The partnership awards KONAMI with exclusive in-game licensing rights, positioning PES 2018 to be the only video game where fans can play with the esteemed football club. Additionally, KONAMI signed a licensing agreement with another leading football team, Universidad de Chile, allowing fans to play with all 16 licensed Chilean teams in the first division of the Chilean football league in PES 2018.
Further enhancing the full football experience, KONAMI has added Claudio Palma and Aldo Schiappacasse as the new Chilean commentary team to PES 2018. With more than 20 years of radio and television broadcast announcing, Palma is one of the most recognizable voices in Chilean football. His expert analysis paired with Schiappacasse’s renowned play-by-play will be strong additions to PES 2018.
Iván Luis Zamorano and Marcelo Salas (aka “El Matador”) are also the latest PES Legends from Chile to be announced. Known for his prolific striking and scoring abilities for top international clubs as well as the Chilean National team, Zamorano has become the pride of Chilean football with his strength and on-point aerial play. In addition, as one of Chile’s highest national team goal-scorers of all time and former South American Footballer of the Year, Salas will be bringing his deft touch and athletic prowess to the pitch in PES 2018. Both will be unlockable players to use exclusively in MyClub.