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Konami Have Added Seven New Leagues To PES 2019

Konami Have Added Seven New Leagues To PES 2019

Exciting stuff for PES...

Josh Lawless

Josh Lawless

Having been dealt a huge blow in losing the rights to the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, Konami have revealed seven of the nine new officially licenced leagues they have obtained for PES 2019.

The big news is that this year, PES 2019 has the exclusive rights to the Russian Premier League - so you will be able to play with the likes of CSKA Moscow, Zenit St Petersburg, FC Krasnodar, Spartak Moscow and Lokomotiv Moscow.

Then, there's the exciting option to play an Old Firm derby with a realistic feel as the SPFL will be included in the game.

Players will also have the ability to play out an officially licensed SuperClasico between Boca Juniors and River Plate through the inclusion of the Superliga Quilmes Clásica.

Elsewhere across Europe, Danish Superliga, Liga NOS (Portugal) Belgium Pro League and Swiss Super League have all been added to the game ahead of its official release at the end of August.

Commenting on the news, Jonas Lygaard from Konami said:

"Announcing seven new, official football leagues for PES 2019 is a clear sign that we are committed to giving fans more of what they want - more licensed content.

"We are more confident than ever in the direction the franchise is headed and this is just one of many steps we are taking to elevate PES to new heights. We continue to believe in the Power of Football and PES 2019 will be our most powerful game yet featuring more fully licensed leagues and clubs than ever before."

PES also revealed that they have two further leagues to be announced in due course, so we eagerly await to see what else they've got in store for us.

While FIFA remains the dominant force, PES have gone to great lengths to improve their game this year - drafting in Philippe Coutinho and David Beckham as their main men in regards to the game's cover stars, with three different editions available.

They've also stepped up big-time when it comes to graphics and the overall feel of the game.

Will you be investing in both games when they hit the shelves?

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Featured Image Credit: PES 2019/Konami

Topics: GAMING, FIFA 19, PES, EA Sports, SPFL, Pro Evolution Soccer