Konami has struck a deal with England’s famous soccer player, David Beckham. The superstar’s career will be recreated in PES 2018, which will feature several versions of the athlete taken from key points in his spectacular career.
David Beckham’s 20-year career included 19 major trophies, as he played on teams for a variety of countries that included England, Spain, Italy, and even the United States of America before his retirement in 2013. He was the first British player to be featured in 100 UEFA Champions League matches, and his career garnered an impressive 115 England caps.
“It’s a great honour to join the roster of legends that work with Konami as PES Ambassadors,” David Beckham said of the new development. “I look forward to seeing my career represented in this fantastic game, and working with such a talented team of people who obviously love football as much as I do.”
PES 2018 is due to arrive on September 12, 2017. The myClub mode will represent five eras depicting Beckham during his time at the various clubs. Today’s press release promises the game will capture the athlete’s playing style and abilities for use across multiple campaigns.
“David Beckham is rightfully a legend within the game, and we are delighted to welcome him to the PES family,” said Jonas Lygaard, Senior Director of Brand & Business Development at Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. “His fantastic career and all he has achieved will be faithfully recreated for those playing PES 2018, and we look forward to working with him as we unite to promote PES 2018 as the definitive football title.”
Konami notes that no part of the game’s design has been left untouched in this year’s iteration, and there have been a few additions to the control systems, as well as a new user interface to simplify the process. Players can look forward to Random Selection matches, pre-season tournaments in the Master League, pre-match interviews and more.
Players interested in picking up PES 2018 will be able to find it on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. A Steam edition is also on the way, and Konami promises parity with the console editions. From the sound of things, Beckham picked the right time to jump on board.