PES 2020 Announced With New Game Modes At E3 2019; Also, A Young Iniesta!

Konami Digital Entertainment Limited announced at the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) details of the next instalment in the PES series, eFootball PES 2020 (PES 2020). Headlined by the global superstar and FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, the standard edition of PES 2020 is available to pre-order on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam.

“Being a footballer at the top of their game takes years of dedication and continual refinement of their technique. eFootball PES 2020 captures the reality of this better than any other game that I have played. It is a remarkable achievement and I am very proud to star on the cover,” commented Lionel Messi, professional footballer and current FC Barcelona forward.

Players can also get their hands on the digital LEGEND EDITION, featuring Brazilian icon Ronaldinho himself. Other bonuses of the LEGEND EDITION include an exclusive 3D-scanned 2019 version of Ronaldinho and Messi on a 10-match loan for myClub. Pre-order bonuses for either edition also include Andrés Iniesta and 1,000 myClub coins.

Key changes include a remastered version of Master League, a brand-new mode called Matchday and a completely overhauled visual identity for in-game menus.

Master League Remastered

Huge changes are coming to the mode Master League, which now features a new interactive dialogue system. This in turn, will allow players the ability to control story progression, which I guess is similar to FIFA’s Journey mode with Alex Hunter. You’ll be able to craft the story with choosing responses and creating their own Master League story.

The transfer market in PES 2020 will also feature an algorithm that mimics transfers, fees and salaries as closely to reality as possible. Which is honestly a nice touch. Like bidding for Messi in game, he might just accept and join over, but in reality I doubt he would leave Barcelona. If the elements they mention are implemented like that, PES may have something over FIFA after all.

Other additions include:

  • Creating sponsor logos that will be displayed on the media backdrop during interviews and on the Master League main menu screen.
  • Customise manager models with a greater level of freedom thanks to high-performance 3D scanning technology to capture images of individuals of varying body shapes and sizes.
  • Play through Master League using a legendary managers as your avatar, including Zico, Cruyff and Maradona.

Brand-New Mode: Matchday

Matchday is a new mode for PES 2020 which essentially brings football culture into an even more competitve format. Players will be able to align themselves with one of two different sides at the start of a weekly event. From there, every pass and goal contributes points towards the win.

Players old and new work together to get an advantage for your side ahead of the Grand Final. As the even progresses, the results of the Group Matches will be analysed to find the best performing user from both sides. These players are then selected as Representativs who have the right to compete in the Grand Final on behalf of their side. And not to mention, these games are viewable by a livestream in the Matchday mode.

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