PES 2019 Release Date, Price And Features

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Pro Evolution Soccer is set to go head to head with FIFA once more this year with the newest version in the series set for an autumn release.

Affectionately known as PES or ‘Pro Evo’ to its loyal practitioners, the Konami-produced title has long been one of the most popular football simulation video games in the world.

Famously quirky thanks to licensing gaps in comparison to its rival offering from EA Sports, PES more than made up for a lack of an official aesthetic with impressive gameplay, though there is very little between the games any more.

With the latest edition of the game set for an imminent release, Goal takes a look at everything you need to know, including dates, cost, new features and more.

 

Release Date For PES 2019 

The World wide release date for PES 2019 is August 30, 2018, but it will be available slightly earlier in the United States, on August 28.
Gamer’s in European countries, including the United Kingdom, will have to wait until the end of the month to get their hands on the game, as will those in Australia.

A PES 2019 demo game was launched on August 8, allowing fans to get an early feel for what the game will be like.

The demo includes 12 clubs – including Barcelona and Liverpool – and there are three modes available: Exhibition Match, Co-op and Online Quick Match.


Prices for PES 2019 

The standard PES 2019 game will cost £49.99 (€59.99 / $59.99), while the David Beckham edition will be more expensive at £57.99 (€69.99 / $69.99).

Gamers will have to fork out £64.99 (€79.99 / $79.99) for the Legend edition of PES 2019, making it the most costly of the three options.

Edition UK US Europe
Standard £49.99 $59.99 €59.99
David Beckham £57.99 $69.99 €69.99
Legend £64.99 $79.99 €79.99

The game can currently be pre-ordered ahead of the official release date and there are incentives for those who do so.

Differences between the three editions of the game are largely discernible through the myClub extras and bonuses on offer.

Standard edition:

  • Premium agent x10 weeks
  • Three player contract renewals x10 weeks
  • Philippe Coutinho loan
  • David Beckham 2018 loan
  • PES Brazil legend loan (digital pre-order bonus)
  • 1000 myClub coins (digital pre-order bonus)

David Beckham edition:

  • Premium agent x20 weeks
  • Three player contract renewals x20 weeks
  • Philippe Coutinho loan
  • David Beckham 2018
  • PES Brazil legend loan (digital pre-order bonus)
  • 1000 myClub coins (digital pre-order bonus)

Legend edition:

  • PES Legend
  • Premium agent x30 weeks
  • Three player contract renewals x30 weeks
  • Philippe Coutinho loan
  • David Beckham 2018
  • PES Brazil legend loan (digital pre-order bonus)
  • 1000 myClub coins (digital pre-order bonus).

Pes 2019 new features 


 

Konami has consistently added improvements to the PES series and they have introduced a spate of new features to the latest intalment.

myClub

The fantasy football trading mode on PES is known as myClub – which is essentially Konami’s answer to EA Sports’ FIFA Ultimate Team – and there are some alterations in PES 2019.

‘Featured Players’ are those who receive stat boosts after performing well during a particular week and they could also acquire new skills. Furthermore, signing players will be cheaper in PES 2019 and a new ‘Skill Trainer’ will be able to augment your players’ abilities.

Gameplay

PES 2019 will feature ‘Enlighten’ software, which will foster a much more realistic user experience for gamers by better depicting natural light effects on the pitch, as well as supporter interaction with the action. Some fans will be pleased to learn that snowy conditions will return in the edition of the series and it is not just cosmetic – it also has an impact on the game itself.

A host of new skills will be present in PES 2019 too, while ‘Visible Fatigue’ – the new stamina system – will mean that players are able to clearly demonstrate when they are tired. In an effort to keep the flow of the game intact, quick substitutions will be available, while ‘full body touch’, which was introduced in PES 2018, has been improved.

Master League

The new game will also see a raft of alterations in Master League mode, with the addition of the International Champions Cup in pre-season, which will allow players to implement certain managerial changes ahead of competitive action.

A news feed has been introduced to Master League in PES 2019, which will show press conferences, milestones, events and more.