Our scanners have just picked up the store pages for the latest iteration in Konami's long-running PES
series, and while it's certainly not a surprise to see that Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
is releasing later this year, there are some small bits of information in the store listings that might excite fans of the franchise. Most of the pre-order pages that we picked up only have placeholder information for a description, but one page does give us a glimpse at some of the new features we can expect from the game.
- Gameplay Masterclass – Strategic Dribbling, Real Touch+ and new set pieces take the unrivalled gameplay to the next level
- Presentation Overhaul – New menus and real player images
- PES League Integration – Compete with PES League in new modes including myClub
- Online Co-op - A mode dedicated to co-op play is newly added
- Random Selection Match – Fan favourite returns with new presentation and features
- Master League Upgrade – New pre-season tournaments, improved transfer system, presentations and functionality
- Enhanced Visual Reality – New lighting, reworked player models and animations covering everything from facial expressions to body movement to bring the game to life
Unfortunately, we don't get to see anything of the revamped game menus (something that has needed addressing for a number of years), but we do get to see screenshots of FC Barcelona's Camp Nou and Borussia Dortmund's Westfalenstadion. Both were licensed in PES 2017
so these images might not be a reflection of this year's game.
There are two separate pre-order bundles available. The PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2018 Pre-Order Bundle
will include 2x Premium Partner Agents for myClub, UCL Agent for myClub and Exclusive Agent for myClub, asl well as bonus myClub content: 4x Start Up Agents, 1x Partner Club Agent and 10,000 GP x 10 weeks.
PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2018 - FC Barcelona Edition Pre-Order Bundle Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
will include all of the above and the following extra items: 1x FCB Special Agent, 1x FCB Legend Special Agent, 1,000 myClub coins and "More exclusive items will be announced soon!"Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
is currently listed for release on September 12th in North America and September 14th in other regions — these dates could be placeholders for now, but they do correspond with the release date of PES 2017
. Prices are currently only available in the Australian store. The standard pre-order bundle is listed at AUS$99.95, with the FC Barcelona pre-order bundle available for AUS$109.95.