The new PES 2009 football video game features – for the first time – European football's biggest club competition, the UEFA Champions League.
The game is part of an exclusive 4-year licensing deal between Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd and UEFA. PES 2009 will feature exclusive elements, attributes and equipment of the competition to create a unique UEFA Champions League mode within the game.
"The Pro Evolution Soccer series is synonymous with football being played at the highest level, which makes it perfect for hosting the best club football competition in the world," said UEFA. "We are delighted that PES 2009 will feature the UEFA Champions League and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with Konami."
"This deal showcases our commitment to taking PES 2009 forward in terms of licences and realism," Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd president Kunio Neo said.
"The UEFA Champions League is the jewel in the club competition crown, and is just one of many innovations we have lined up for the new game. We can promise fans a number of exciting advances, which will be announced in the coming months."