PES 2019 Officially Announced For Late August Kick-Off

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Konami has announced that PES 2019, the annual football game, to be released on August 28th. The PES 2019 Legend Edition is priced at Rs 4,999. Konami also says some big new changes have been made to the game's myClub mode.

"KONAMI has listened to the fans and has put their changes and suggestions at the forefront of what makes PES 2019 the best addition to the franchise yet", commented Jonas Lygaard, Senior Director for Brand and Business Development at Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. As for gameplay innovations and such, PES 2019 is promising "lifelike player movement", as well as new skill traits that give players the chance to create "Magic Moments" on the pitch.

It will also feature a new fatigue system called "Visible Fatigue", which shows when players are breaking up hard-to-penetrate defenses. Improved ball physics, shooting mechanics are among the other big things to have improved.

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New Enlighten software promises true-to-life visual effects and 4K HDR across all platforms.

Konami added that there will be 11 new skill moves for players to use, while each individual footballer on the game will be refined to ensure they're unique. Ball physics have also been improved, and Konami has more fully licensed leagues, clubs, and stadiums to work with.

PES 2019 also introduces myClub, which seems to be the series attempt at cashing in on the success of FIFA Ultimate Team. Players of the Week have temporary boosts in their stats based on the real-life performance of their counterparts. Elements of the ICC will be implemented into Master League, which will also include a new negotiation system, living menus and realistic transfers.

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