Konami has finally unveiled PES 2019 to the world – with a stunning new trailer.
The footage shows off the game’s impressive FOX Engine – which returns tweaked and improved on last year’s game.
David Beckham and Philippe Coutinho feature prominently throughout the clip – which has already started clocking up the views on Twitter.
This year’s game takes player individuality to the next level by introducing a variety of new skill traits.
These include cross over turn, no-look pass, controlled chip, dipping shot and rising shot.
Players will also show Visible Fatigue, which will impact performance and behaviour.
Elsewhere, new shooting mechanics will take into account improved ball physics, player and ball position, and player skills and shot styles.
Thanks to ‘Enlighten’ software, true-to-life visual effects and 4K HDR is supported across all platforms.
Real time ‘Global Illumination’ lighting and shadows results in better crowd detail, real grass textures and the return of the popular snow weather effect.
The reveal follows a not-so-cryptic tweet from the official PES account earlier in the week, hinting that a big reveal was on the way.
Gamers got their first glimpse of the game last month, after a number of ‘leaked’ PES 2019 screens appeared online.
The Hong Kong PlayStation Store briefly listed PES 2019 with a release date of 30th August, along with screens and the cover of the Legend Edition, sporting David Beckham.
Significantly, UEFA and Konami confirmed last month their partnership has come to an end after a mutual understanding.
“It has been a very cooperative and mutually beneficial partnership,” said Marketing director of UEFA events Guy-Laurent Epstein.
“UEFA would like to thank Konami for its tremendous commitment and support to UEFA club competitions for the last decade and we look forward to continuing to work with Konami in the sphere of UEFA national team football.”
The news now opens the door for EA Sports to bid for the licence for FIFA 19.
Elsewhere, EA announced that FIFA 18 will be getting a World Cup add on – releasing on May 29.
The update will be arriving on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch. The Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles appear set to miss out.
Despite concerns a number of teams would be missing from the update, EA announced all 32 nations who qualified for the tournament will feature.
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