Konami has announced eFootball PES 2020, the “next evolution” of its Pro Evolution Soccer series. It will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on September 10 in the Americas and Europe, and September 12 in Japan.
eFootball PES 2020 will be available in $59.99 standard and $79.99 “Legend” editions. The Legend Edition is digital-only and includes an exclusive 3D-scanned 2019 version of Brazilian icon Ronaldinho and Messi on a 10-match loan for myClub.
Pre-orders for either digital edition of the game include Andrés Iniesta and 1,000 myClub coins.
Here is an overview of the game, via Konami:
PES 2020 ushers in a new decade of industry-leading football simulation with a bold promise to revolutionize eFootball and introduce the sport to a global audience. The PES series continues its dedicated pursuit of realism, taking consideration of fan feedback to bring several impactful changes that instills every moment of play with a sense of complete freedom and control. Key changes include a remastered version of Master League, a brand-new mode called Matchday and a completely overhauled visual identity for in-game menus.
Enlisting the expertise of legendary midfielder Andrés Iniesta has shaped the latest installment with a renewed focus on immersion and authenticity, translating his innate ability to read the space around him and slip through the tiniest cracks of an otherwise impregnable defensive line into a new dynamic dribbling technique; the Finesse Dribble.
Renowned as one of football’s most entertaining players, 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 unparalleled technical flair and fluid movement to beat defenders, together with showboat first-touch techniques such as chest and back control.
Master League Remastered
Huge changes are coming to fan-favorite mode Master League, headlined by a powerful 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 customize sponsor logos that will be displayed on the media backdrop during interviews and on the Master League main menu screen
- Customize manager models with a greater level of freedom thanks to high-performance 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
Brand-New Mode: Matchday
In a brand-new mode for PES 2020, Matchday distills the essence of football culture into a competitive format that 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.
Additional Game Features
Beyond Master League and Matchday, numerous significant changes have been made to PES 2020 as a direct result of fan feedback. This includes upgraded trapping mechanics and new techniques; context-sensitive kick accuracy; more realistic defense and the addition of the intentional foul; an adaptive player interaction system that recreates player personalities on the pitch; and much more.
The beautiful game has never looked better this year, with PES 2020 introducing an enhanced lighting engine, improved player models, realistic cutscenes and replay footage, plus a completely new preset camera angle that offers a compelling broadcast feel.
Watch the announcement trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.