Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. announced at the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) details of the next instalment in the PES series, eFootball PES 2020 (PES 2020).
Headlined by the global superstar and FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, the standard edition of PES 2020 is available to pre-order today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC STEAM for £59.99 RRP.
Players can also get their hands on the digital exclusive LEGEND EDITION, featuring Brazilian icon Ronaldinho himself for £79.99 RRP. Other bonuses of the LEGEND EDITION include an exclusive 3D-scanned 2019 version of Ronaldinho and Messi on a 10-match loan for myClub. Everyone who pre-orders either digital edition of the game will get Andrés Iniesta and 1,000 myClub coins on top.
The PES series continues its dedicated pursuit of realism. Key changes include a remastered version of Master League, a new mode called Matchday and an overhauled visual identity for in-game menus.
Enlisting the expertise of legendary midfielder Andrés Iniesta has shaped the latest instalment with a renewed focus on authenticity, translating his ability to read the space around him and slip through the tiniest cracks of a defensive line into a new dynamic dribbling technique; the Finesse Dribble.
Ronaldinho’s unique style of football is also coming to PES 2020, featuring animation sets that allow players to move like the man himself, using technical flair and fluid movement to beat defenders, together with showboat first-touch techniques such as chest and back control.
Changes are coming to mode Master League, headlined by a new interactive dialogue system that puts the reins firmly in players hands when it comes to controlling story progression. This enables players to choose responses that suit their personality to drive progression and create their own personal Master League story.
The transfer market in PES 2020 will also feature a brand-new algorithm ensuring that transfers, transfer fees, salaries and other elements are in close alignment with reality.
Further additions include:
- Create and customise sponsor logos that will be displayed on the media backdrop during interviews and on the Master League main menu screen
- Customise manager models with a greater level of freedom thanks to 3D scanning technology to capture images of individuals of varying body shapes and sizes
- Or play through Master League using one of several legendary managers as your avatar, including Zico, Cruyff and Maradona
In a new mode for PES 2020, Matchday lifts players out of the spectator stands and puts them onto the pitch. Align yourself with one of two different sides at the start of each weekly event, where every perfectly placed pass and show-stopping goal unleashed contributes points towards victory.
Stand alongside PES newcomers and seasoned veterans alike as you work together to build an advantage for your side ahead of the Grand Final. As each weekly event enters its final phase, the results from all Group Matches played are analysed to find the best performing user from each side. These users are selected as Representatives, earning the right to compete in the Grand Final on behalf of their chosen side – fully viewable via a livestream feed in Matchday mode.
Beyond Master League and Matchday, numerous changes have been made to PES 2020 as a result of fan feedback. This includes upgraded trapping mechanics and new techniques; context-sensitive kick accuracy; more realistic defence and the addition of the intentional foul; an adaptive player interaction system that recreates player personalities on the pitch; and much more.
PES 2020 is also introducing an enhanced lighting engine, improved player models, realistic cutscenes and replay footage, plus a completely new preset camera angle.
eFootball PES 2020 will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One , and PC STEAM on September 10th (Americas/Europe) / September 12th (Asia). Available in two editions, the incomparable Lionel Messi will feature as the cover star for the standard edition, and with Ronaldinho as the cover star for the LEGEND EDITION (digital only).