One of the best things about sports games is getting to live out that fantasy of playing on the field with the team you grew up idolizing and leading them to glory. As a kid, this was the only way I could have imagined my Boston Red Sox even coming close to sniffing the World Series. However, this is something much easier done with American sports games simply because our leagues aren’t quite as big as some of what goes on across the pond. Luckily, this year’s Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 has increased what was already a deep game, by adding 18 Chilean Primera División teams to the mix.
“For the next chapter in the Pro Evolution series, we have been working hard to secure licensing that will excite our fans,” said Tomoyuki Tsuboi, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “Even though the sport is globally celebrated, we understand how important it is for fans to be able to interact with their beloved hometown teams and players.”
Players will now be able to choose from Antofagasta, Cobresal, Huachipato, O’Higgins, Santiago Wanderers, Universidad Catolica, Audax Italiano, Colo-Colo, Deportes Inquique, Palestino, Union Espanola, Universidad de Chile, Cobreloa, Everton de Vina del Mar, Deportivo Nublense, C.S.D. Rangers, Union La Calera, and Universidad de Concepcion.
I can’t honestly say this means much to me personally since I don’t follow the sport very closely, but I know there’s at least one guy back in my hometown with his arms raised yelling something about Union La Calera in a language I don’t speak while scaring his neighbors. And for that, I salute you Konami.
KONAMI SECURES THE CHILEAN PRIMERA DIVISIÓN FOR PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER SERIES
Chile’s Most Popular Teams to Join Latin America’s #1 Soccer Series
El Segundo, CA – August 15, 2013 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced an agreement with the Asociación Nacional de Fútbol Profesional (ANFP) to bring 18 Primera División teams to Pro Evolution Soccer 2014. KONAMI has also enlisted the talents of national football announcers Fernando Solabarrieta and Patricio (“Pato”) Yáñez, to call the action in each game. Some of the premier teams that will be included are Colo Colo, Universidad de Chile, Universidad Católica, Cobreloa, and Unión Española.
“For the next chapter in the Pro Evolution series, we have been working hard to secure licensing that will excite our fans.” said Tomoyuki Tsuboi, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “Even though the sport is globally celebrated, we understand how important it is for fans to be able to interact with their beloved hometown teams and players.”
The Pro Evolution Soccer series holds a wide range of soccer licenses from around the world, including Europe’s premier club competition, the UEFA Champions League, and the AFC Champions League. Just last month, KONAMI also added highly-regarded AFA Primera División teams. With this newest addition of the ANFP Primera División teams, Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 aims to extend its range to further resonate with football fans around the world.
The 18 Primera División teams included in PES 2014 include:
Universidad de Chile
Everton de Vina del Mar
Union La Calera
Universidad de Concepcion
Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 marks a new beginning for the popular series, with its new FOX engine allowing for the most comprehensive advance in the PES franchise since its inception. For years, the PES Productions Team has looked at how matches ebb and flow to develop a new approach to football. As a result, PES 2014 will use Kojima Production’s renowned Fox Engine at its core. Six central tenets (M.A.S.S., TrueBall Tech, Heart, PES ID, Team Play and Core) combine to establish PES 2014 as a new benchmark in football simulations. They govern everything from the way the player receives and controls the ball, the physicality of play, and the ‘feel’ of match-day: the rush of euphoria or crushing lows that experiencing an important game can bring.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 will be available in North America, Central America and South America on PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360®, beginning September 24, 2013. PES 2014 for Windows PC will be available later in the year, as well.
For more information on Pro Evolution Soccer 2014, including screenshots featuring the Chilean Primera Division in-game and other assets, please go to: www.konami.com/downloads
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