Konami extends UEFA Champions League agreement for PES

Both the UEFA Champions League and Europa League will continue to feature in the PES series for the near future.

Konami has extended its agreement with the European football organisation for another three years, granting it exclusive rights to use all iconography and presentation elements associated with the competitions in its game.

The logos will appear on the box while in-game players will be able to player either competition standalone or as part of their career season. The UEFA Super Cup is also featured within the Master League mode.

"The UEFA Champions League is the biggest prize in club football and we are delighted to have extended our exclusive agreement with UEFA to feature it in the PES series,” Konami’s European brand director Sean Ratcliffe said

UEFA marketing director Guy Laurent-Epstein added: "We are very pleased to continue and extend our working partnership with Konami. This new cycle provides an opportunity to build an even closer working relationship, allowing us to activate in new and exciting ways over the next three years.

We are delighted that future iterations of the series will continue to feature the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League as we also look forward to extending other areas of co-operation."

The deal was first struck in 2008. Konami yesterday announced that Brazilian striker Neymar will be the cover star of PES 2016.

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