PES 2018 doesn't have a World Cup update - EA has FIFA's signature on that official licence. But it does have a small group of dedicated fans who have put the time into creating an unofficial World Cup update for the game.
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Microsoft has announced the games coming to Xbox Game Pass in May.
Konami's partnership with UEFA is coming to an end, which means Pro Evolution Soccer's 10-year run as exclusive Champions League rights holder for video games is over.
Rio Ferdinand's old club Leeds United unveiled its new badge today - and football fans are having a good old laugh about it.
Now this is more like it. After announcing an exclusive global partnership with Championship side Fulham, Konami has opened its wallet and signed a deal with Europa League hopefuls Arsenal.
Konami has scrubbed Neymar from the menus and splash screen of PES 2018 on the quiet.
Despite six new releases storming the UK charts, Destiny 2 is holding firm at number one for the second week in a row.
Regular readers will know I'm no Liverpool fan (my brother, sucked in by the Irish side of my family, supports them, which adds extra spice). But even I have to admit these players are legends. Well, every one of them except Steve McManaman.
When I played PES 2018 earlier this year, the series' global product and brand manager Adam Bhatti told me it was the first game of a three-year cycle; a new foundation upon which Konami's looking to build. For better and worse, it feels like it. There are marked improvements in some areas, but PES's overall game has weakened slightly from last year, like a side that's spent big money recruiting three attacking midfielders during the close season while entirely failing to strengthen their back four.
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Now this is more like it, Konami. After the disappointing Fulham PES partnership announcement and the bizarre Usain Bolt pre-order bonus reveal, the Japanese company has pulled out the big gun: David Beckham.
Hot on the heels of sparkling deals with Barcelona, Liverpool and, er, Usain Bolt comes Konami's latest partnership for PES 2018.
It's a London club.
It's in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham...
If you pre-order PES 2018 you get Usain Bolt.
Usain Bolt? Really? The recent announcement that the world's fastest man is to feature in Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 seems a strange, misleading and possibly even misguided step. PES has earned its reputation not on gimmicks, but by taking the sport it simulates very seriously indeed. A headline-grabbing move this may be, but it's also a little desperate, and not very PES at all.
One of my favourite things about being a football fan is that the game isn't the only thing you hear about any more. The demands of a seemingly insatiable 24 hour news media has meant that journalists get the chance to tell stories that go beyond the sport itself.
While the world wondered whether the Switch's FIFA was going to be the real deal or not, there's a slightly more definitive answer when it comes to that other long-running football series. Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 is not coming to Nintendo's Switch, Konami has confirmed - though it is open to the idea in future.
This year's Pro Evolution Soccer, PES 2018, will launch on 14th September 2017 for PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Konami has pledged the game's PC version will be up "to the standard of the leading console iterations" after fans complained last year's entry was stuck between the current and last-gen console editions.
A list of new additions include a new user interface, contextual shielding, improved dribbling and ball control, reworked set pieces and better lighting throughout.