Today, Konami officially announced Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 revealing it will be released on August 28th in the US, while Asian and European players can get their hands on the game from August 30th.
Following last month’s announcement that a long running participation between Konami and UEFA runs out this year, Konami have doubled down on acquiring new official licenses and have promised fully licensed leagues. We know that the developer has established agreements with specific clubs, such as Liverpool and Barcelona. With EA’s stronghold on the Premier League, it is difficult to speculate, but we can hope for leagues and stadiums from other nations. Konami has promised more details in the coming weeks.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 sees a complete overhaul of myClub, Konami’s card-based player acquisition system. It now includes a new weekly matches feature, special player versions, new scouting and signing mechanics, better matchmaking and ranking based on performance, and an array of rewards.
The game is also focusing on player individuality with the introduction of 11 skill traits including dipping shot, edge turn, and no look passing. Improved skill animations will function on a number of contextual factors including ball and opposition positioning, as well as shooting motion. This year’s offering also includes a Visible Fatigue indicator, impacting stamina and player performance.
Visually, the game supports 4K HDR on capable systems with reworked lighting and shadows, realistic crowds, on-pitch details, time of day atmospheric and weather changes, including snow which will affect how the game is played.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 ships in two physical editions. The first is a Standard Edition sporting Barcelona’s Coutinho as the cover star, and includes Coutinho and Beckham loans, a bunch of contract renewals, a premium agent, and pre-order bonuses. The David Beckham Edition has a late 90’s frosted tips Beckham gracing the cover and is a souped up version of the standard bundle with more of the above. A digital Legend Edition will also be available, featuring the choice of one player among eleven legendary players, including Vieira, Maldini, and Roberto Carlos among others.
For more details, head over to Konami’s dedicated Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 website.