PES 2012: Introducing myPES

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has revealed full details of its innovative myPES service, which offers players of PES 2012 the chance to upload scores and results to the Facebook social network site.

myPES has been designed and produced in collaboration with argonauten G2 and is a Facebook Application that emphasises the social elements of PES 2012 via connections with the PlayStation®3, Xbox 360® and Windows PC versions of PES 2012. It allows like-minded fans to get together through PES 2012, whether it be comparing various match stats, or setting up leagues and groups with friends on Facebook. Results from matches played both online and offline between two people can be uploaded by the user. The myPES App needs to be installed on Facebook and can be connected with the game via the Personal Data settings. An update available to download for PES 2012 users planned for the day of release will add this functionality to the game.

Players will receive rewards for their activities, with game-related bonuses on offer for specific goals or tasks being attained, while bonuses related to the use of the myPES App are also offered. Finally, there will be hidden bonuses, which will contain further special surprises.

“Social networks are a vital part of our lives - and PES is a game that is social in nature, creating  debate and competition while getting people together,” commented Florian Stronk, European Director of Online and Social Media for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. “ PES 2012 constantly surprises, and myPES is perfect for showing the sheer diversity of those that play it. The unique Badge system within the App will encourage people to play matches with different teams, experiment with tactics, and eventually make new friends from all over the globe.”

                                                                                                                                    

“Connecting a PC- and Console-Game directly to the biggest social network is a true innovation in the gaming industry: No one has made an app like that before!” commented Maik Hofmann, Unit Director for argonauten G2. “Working without any benchmark – neither in concept nor in technology – made the myPES project very demanding.  And that´s exactly how we like it!”

PES 2012 will be released for PlayStation®3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC on October 14 th. myPES will be available as an update for these formats. For more information, please contact Steve Merrett at Voltage PR on 020 7502 4462, or email steve@voltagepr.com .

                                                     

About Konami Group

KONAMI CORPORATION was established in 1973, and became a holding company of the Konami Group on March 31, 2006. KONAMI CORPORATION covers the fields of "Digital Entertainment Business," "Gaming & Systems Business," "Pachinko & Pachinko Slot Machines Business" and "Health & Fitness Business". KONAMI CORPORATION went public on Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, the London Stock Exchange in 1999, and the New York Stock Exchange in 2002. Home Page URL: www.konami.co.jp. Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary, responsible for popular franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill and Pro Evolution Soccer amongst other top sellers. Konami Group is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide. For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and its products, please visit www.konami-europe.com.

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