Everything You Need to Know About eFootball PES 2020

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Believe it or not, we’re only a few weeks away from Konami releasing eFootball PES 2020. With the excitement of the new season in full swing, let’s take a look at what we know so far about Konami’s upcoming release.

Release Date

  • September 10, 2019 – Americas/Europe – PC/PS4/XB1
  • September 12, 2019 – Asia – PC/PS4/XB1

Name Change

“The full product name moving forward will be “eFootball: PES”. For this year we’ve announced eFootball PES 2020. We want to put a bigger focus on esports moving forward. In the past we’ve already shown [this] by having competitions such as PES League and eFootball Pro, the professional club competition. Moving forward, there will be bigger esports competitions coming up. We simply thought that by including it in the product naming, we’re making a statement and showing our community of fans, but also the wider audience, that esports will play a very big part moving forward.” – European Brand Manager Lennart Bobzien.

PC Specs

Demo Available? 

Yes, feel free to check out our official demo impressions here

Will There Be Option Files? 

  • For the PS4 – Yes (Check out OS Option File Thread here).
  • Xbox One – No, as the XB1 does not support image importing. 

Licenses

Always subject to change, but as of Gamescom (August 20- 24), the following clubs will be represented:

Officially Licensed (Clubs That Have Face Scans, Fully Replicated Stadium With Chants, Etc.

Fully Licensed Clubs (Clubs Where The Stadium, Kits And Branding Are Accurate But Do Not Have Nearly As Many Face Scans As “Official Partners”)

Fully Licensed Leagues & Clubs

Licensed Leagues

  • Juplier Pro League (Belgium)
  • 3F Superliga (Denmark)
  • Ligue 1 Conforma (France)
  • Domino’s Ligue 2 (France)
  • Serie A (Italy)
  • Eredivisie (Netherlands)
  • Liga NOS (Portugal)
  • Russian Premier League (Russia)
  • Ladbrokes Premiership (Scotland)
  • Raiffeisen Super League (Switzerland)
  • Spor Toto Super Lig (Turkey)
  • Superliga Argentina (Argentina)
  • Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A (Brazil)
  • Campeonato Brasileño Serie B (Brazil)
  • Campeonato AFP Planvital (Chile)
  • CFA Super League (China)
  • Toyota Thai League (Thailand)

Other European Teams

  • AEK Athens (Greece)
  • Bayer Leverkusen (Germany)
  • Bayern Munchen (Germany)
  • Dinamo Zagbreb (Croatia)
  • Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine)
  • Olympiakos Piraeus (Greece)
  • Panathinaikos (Greece)
  • PAOK (Greece)
  • Schalke 04 (Germany)
  • Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine)
  • Slavia Praha (Czech Republic)
  • Sparta Praha (Czech Republic)

Other Latin American Teams

  • Alianza Lima (Peru)
  • Sport Boys (Peru)
  • Sporting Cristal (Peru)
  • Universitario (Peru)

AFC Champions League

  • Al Ahli (Saudi Arabia)
  • Al Duhail (Qatar)
  • Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia)
  • Al Ittihad (Saudi Arabia) 
  • Al Nassr (Saudi Arabia)
  • Al Rayyan (Qatar)
  • Al Sadd (Qatar)
  • Al Wahda (UAE)
  • Al Wasl (UAE)
  • Az Zawra’a (Iraq)
  • Beijing FC (China) 
  • Burriram United (Thai League 1) 
  • Daegu (S. Korea)
  • Esteghlal (Iran)
  • Guangzhou Evergrande (China)
  • Gyeongnam (S.Korea)
  • Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (S. Korea)
  • Johor Darul Ta’zim (S.Korea)
  • Johor Darul Ta’zim (Malaysia) 
  • Kashima Antlers (Japan)
  • Kawasaki Frontale (Japan)
  • Lokomotiv 
  • Melbourne Victory (Australia) 
  • Pakhtakor (Uzbekistan)
  • Persepolis (Iran)
  •  Sanfrecce Hiroshima (Japan)
  • Shandong Luneng (China)
  • Shanghai Sipg (China)
  • Sydney FC (Australia)
  • Ulsan Hyundai (S.Korea)
  • Urawa Reds (Japan)
  • Zob Ahan (Iran)

Not Fully Licensed But Editable

  • English League (English Premier League)
  • English 2nd Division (Championship)
  • Italian 2nd Division (Serie B)
  • Spanish League (La Liga)
  • Spanish 2nd Division (Liga B)

National Teams

Europe

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • England
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kosovo
  • Latvia
  • Lichtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Northern Ireland
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Scotland
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • Wales

Africa

  • Algeria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Cote D’Ivoire
  • Egypt
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Mali
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • South Africa
  • Tunisia
  • Zambia

North & Central America

  • Costa Rica
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Panama
  • USA

South America

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

Asia-Oceania

  • Australia
  • China
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Korea DPR
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • New Zealand
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Korea
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Thailand
  • UAE
  • Uzbekistan

Official Arenas

  • Allianz Arena (Bayern Munich)
  • Allianz Parque 
  • Allianz Stadium
  • Arena Corinthians (Corinthians)
  • Camp Nou (FC Barcelona)
  • Celtic Park (Celtic FC)
  • De Kuip (Feyernood) 
  • El Monumental (River Plate)
  • Emirates Stadium (Arsenal FC)
  • Estadio Alberto J. Armando (Boca Juniors)
  • Estadio Alejandro Villanueva (Peru National Team) 
  • Estadio Monumental de Colo-Colo (Colo-Colo)
  • Estádio Beira-Rio (Internacional) 
  • Estádio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo (Sao Paolo) 
  • Estádio do Maracanã (Flamengo) 
  • Estádio José Alvalade (Sporting CP)
  • Estádio Mineirão (Atletico Minierio) 
  • Estádio Palestra Italia (Palmeiras) 
  • Estádio São Januário (Vasco de Gama) 
  • Estádio Urbano Caldeira (Santos FC) 
  • Giuseppe Meazza (AC/Inter Milan)
  • Ibrox Stadium (Rangers FC)
  • Johan Cruijff ArenA (Ajax FC)
  • Old Trafford (Manchester United)
  • Saitama Stadium 2002 (Urawa) 
  • San Siro (AC/Inter Milan)
  • St. Jakob-Park (FC Basel) 
  • Stade Louis II (AS Monaco)
  • Stadio Olimpico (AS Roma)
  • VELTINS-Arena (FC Schalke) 
  • Ülker Stadyumu Fenerbahçe Şükrü Saracoğlu Spor Kompleksi (Galatasaray) 

PES Original Stadiums

  • Burg Stadion
  • Coliseo de los Deportes
  • eFootball Stadium
  • eFootball.Pro Arena
  • Estadio Campeones
  • Estadio del Martingal
  • Estadio del Nuevo Triunfo
  • Estadio del Tauro
  • Estádio do Escorpião
  • Hoofdstad Stadion
  • KONAMI Stadium
  • Metropole Arena
  • Neu Sonne Arena
  • Rose Park Stadium
  • Sports Park
  • Stade de Sagittaire
  • Stadio Nazionale
  • Stadio Orione
  • Village Road

Gameplay Features Hyped By The PR Team

New Dribbling Technique

New in PES 2020, finesse dribble is an advanced technique that will allow users who are adept at anticipating the movements of their opponents to snake between defenders with exceptional agility. Developed in close consultation with world renowned midfielder Andrés Iniesta, finesse dribble empowers players with an affinity for technical flair to use superior technique and spatial awareness to outfox the opposition.

Upgraded Trapping Mechanics

Trapping a football is something of an art, and just as no two artists would paint a portrait in the same way, each player has his own unique approach to taking command of the ball.

The development team has gone to great lengths to realize this concept in PES 2020, with huge improvements coming to the way that trapping works in-game.Players will now exhibit enhanced intelligence when interacting with an approaching ball, choosing a trapping technique that is not only representative of their personal playstyle, but also one that suits each match situation.

A handful of new trapping skills will also be available. This includes no-touch control, which enables you run beside an incoming ball without making contact, and the trick trap, a skill that allows you to feint a trap in one direction before deftly veering off in the other to beat an opponent.

Context-Sensitive Kick Accuracy

For football purists, fewer things are more satisfying to see than a long ball that wings its way towards its target with uncanny accuracy, but like anything else in football, accuracy must be earned.

PES 2020 realizes this idea in-game by bringing an added level of realism to the pitch with enhanced context-sensitivity for kicking. This means that the accuracy of each shot and pass you unleash will change relative to your posture, your position on the pitch and how much pressure you’re under. This should make for a deeper and more authentic football experience. Now more than ever, you will be rewarded for timing, patience and match awareness.

More Realistic Defense

When the offense pushes forward into the final third, the penalty area can become something of a battlefield for defending players.

In PES 2020, significant improvements have been made to accurately re-create every tense moment of play that occurs around the box when defenders attempt to shut down a well-executed attack. These improvements include additional sliding tackle animations, more realistic animations when clearing the ball with your head, as well as the option to perform an intentional foul as a last-ditch effort to save an otherwise hopeless situation.

Improved Ball Physics

Significant enhancements to the physics engine will enable you to interact with the ball in several new ways, contributing to a deeper gameplay experience. First-touch interactions will now be rendered with far greater realism, allowing shrewd players to better anticipate the path of the ball. Technically minded football fans will also be able to take advantage of a finely tuned ball control system, which should allow them to manipulate the ball with various parts of their feet and control it with a greater level of dexterity.

Adaptive Player Interaction: Inspire

With the addition of an adaptive player interaction system realized through the new “Inspire” characteristic, fans will be able to see player personalities play out on the pitch with unprecedented realism. In PES 2020, not only will each player’s individual playstyle affect the way he interacts with the ball, but it will also have a significant impact on the behavior of the players around him.

For example, when a player renowned for his dribbling ability takes possession of the ball, his teammates will spread out to give him adequate space to make a penetrating run. Similarly, when a known playmaker is on the ball, his teammates will position more aggressively to take advantage of his prodigious passing ability.

This brings another layer of depth to squad composition, as you’ll have to think about how different playstyles complement one another to get the best possible performance out of your players.

New Skills And Abilities

Add a host of new skills and abilities to your repertoire in PES 2020, including the following:

Aggression – As the name suggests, players with this skill will bear down on a player with the ball with considerable aggression.

Tight Possession – Players with this skill will be able to use superior finesse and technique to out-maneuver the opposition in tight spaces

Through Ball – Players with this skill will receive an accuracy boost when playing through balls.

Long Shot – Players with this skill will receive an accuracy boost when shooting from range.

Game Mode Improvements Hyped By PR Team

Master League

Experience the ebb and flow of each season through dynamic interactions that reflect the result of every victory, loss and contract negotiation. Additionally, your imagination will no longer be tasked with filling in the blanks when navigating the player transfer system. Enhanced integration of real world data has now been incorporated to bridge the gap between game and reality, ensuring that each facet of the Master League transfer market is closely aligned with the real world of football.

Manager models have also seen marked improvement, and legendary managers from several countries are now available for selection.

Match Day Mode

The brand new Match Day mode does more than capture the spectacle of football’s biggest matches and most notorious rivalries. It distills the essence of football culture into a competitive format that lifts you out of the spectator stands and puts you onto the pitch. Align yourself with one of two different sides at the start of each event, wherein every perfectly placed pass and show-stopping goal you unleash contributes points toward your side’s victory.

Stand alongside PES newcomers and seasoned veterans alike as you work together to gradually build an advantage for your side ahead of the grand final of each event. In football, players score goals and goals win games, but no one player or single goal carries a team through an entire championship — you need something more.

Edit Mode

Create your original kit until the game release on September 10. You can also easily import edit data made by other users, and you will be able to edit them as much as you like after the game’s release.

MyClub

Make your very own original team, work to improve it then face off against other users around the world.

Kickoff Modes

Other Career/League Modes

Future DLC

We’re only a few weeks out from what could be the best PES to date on this generation of consoles. After a strong showing at Gamescom and positive feelings emanating from the demo, footy fans could finally get game we all deserve.



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