Konami’s eFootball PES 2021 Launches This September, But Not How You’d Expect It To

As the footballing world gears up for the upcoming 2020/21 season, so do the likes of EA and Konami with their respective football games.The latter, in particular, will do things a little differently from the usual yearly game release.

This will come in the form of the eFootball PES 2021 Season Updateto last year’s eFootball PES 2020. This is definitely a huge decision for the Konami team, but no doubt a sensible one, given the delayed nature of the current season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the fact that the devs are focusing their efforts on building an “all-new engine” to accommodate the hardware in the upcoming PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

Regardless, there is still plenty to look forward to with the season update. Of course, with every new season, all clubs in PES 2021 will receive updated squads, as well as new season kits for officially-licensed clubs. However, due to the delayed season for many leagues, the squad and kit updates will only be available via a day one patch.

Additionally, since UEFA Euro 2020 was originally slated to take place this year, the game will also come with content specific to the tournament, which will include all 55 UEFA national teams, as well as England’s Wembley Stadium. The actual tournament has been delayed to 2021 instead.

The eFootball PES 2021 Season Update will launch on 15 September for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. It will be released as a standalone title, and will retail for US$25.99. There will also be Club Editions for the game, namely those of FC Barcelona, Juventus FC, FC Bayern Munich, Arsenal FC, and Manchester United, which contain unique club-specific content including myClub squads, Iconic Moment Series players, kits, branded menus and more. These Club Editions of PES 2021 will retail for US$29.74 each

As an added boon, current owners of eFootball PES 2020 will be entitled to a 20% discount when pre-ordering a Club edition of PES 2021.

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