PES 2018 fans have managed to get their first look at the box art for the game.
And it didn’t take long for them to spot some significant information.
A close inspection of the small print on the back of the box reveals some details about the game’s partnerships and licences.
Of the licences listed, Arsenal football club and the Japanese Football Association (JFA) are both mentioned.
Arsenal was one of the few clubs who allowed Konami to use their kits and badges in the last game, so their inclusion isn’t a surprise.
But the JFA is a huge coup, especially given that FIFA 18 developer EA won’t be featuring the Chinese Super League.
Konami has been busy snapping up licences around the world.
Last week, the Japanese developer secured an exclusive in-game license and marketing agreement with CR Vasco da Gama, one of Brazil’s most popular football clubs.
As part of the partnership, fans will be able to play their favorite Vasco da Gama players as well as play matches at the club’s home stadium, Estádio São Januário, which will all be exclusively featured in PES 2018.
Other exclusive premiere licensed clubs from Brazil that will be showcased in PES 2018 includes: Sport Club Corinthians Paulista (Corinthians), Clube de Regatas do Flamengo (Flamengo).
Brazil’s most famous tournament Campeonato Brasileiro of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) will also be included.
FIFA 18 meanwhile, kicks off on September 29.
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