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KONAMI Secures Premier Argentinian Football Association License to Pro Evolution Soccer Series

Famed Soccer Series to feature 20 AFA Primera Divisioacute;n teams and regional announcers to create the most authentic soccer experience

Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. todaynbsp;announcednbsp;an agreementnbsp;with thenbsp;Argentinian Football Associationnbsp;(AFA)nbsp;to bringnbsp;the 20 AFAnbsp;Primeranbsp;Divisioacute;n Teamsnbsp;and some of the corresponding home stadiums intonbsp; PES 2014.nbsp;nbsp;KONAMI has alsonbsp;secured local Argentinian FOX Sports announcers , Marianonbsp;Clossnbsp;andnbsp; Fernandonbsp;Niembronbsp;for the series.nbsp;Some of thenbsp;premiernbsp;teams that will be included arenbsp; River Plate,nbsp; Boca Juniors,nbsp; Newell's Old Boys and Racing.

Thenbsp; Pro Evolution Soccernbsp;series holds a wide range of soccer licenses from around the world,nbsp;including Europersquo;s premier club competition,nbsp;thenbsp;UEFA Champions League,nbsp;andnbsp;thenbsp;AFC Champions League.nbsp;Since its inception, the series has enjoyed wide-rangingnbsp;acclaim worldwide,nbsp;and the addition of highly-regardednbsp;AFAnbsp;Primeranbsp;Divisioacute;n Teamsnbsp;willnbsp;helpnbsp;furthernbsp;extend its range andnbsp;resonationnbsp;withnbsp;football fansnbsp;aroundnbsp;thenbsp;world. This new agreement with the AFA bringsnbsp;the followingnbsp;20nbsp;Primeranbsp;Divisioacute;n Teams and some of the home stadiums tonbsp; PES 2014 at launch.

The 20nbsp;Primeranbsp;Divisioacute;n teams included in PES 2014 include:

All Boys

Argentinos Juniors

Arsenal

Atleacute;tico de Rafaela

Belgrano

Boca Juniors

Coloacute;n

Estudiantes

Gimnasia y Esgrima

Godoy Cruz

Lanuacute;s

Newell's Old Boys

Olimpo

Quilmes

Racing

River Plate

Rosario Central

San Lorenzo

Tigre

Veacute;lez Sarsfield

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PES 2014nbsp;marksnbsp;a new beginning for the popular series, with its newnbsp;FOXnbsp;engine allowing for the most comprehensive advance in the PES franchise since its inception. For years, the PES Productions Team has looked at how matches ebb and flow to develop a new approach to football. As a result, PES 2014 will use Kojima Productionrsquo;s renowned Fox Engine at its core.nbsp;Six central tenets (M.A.S.S., TrueBall Tech, Heart, PES ID, Team Play and Core) combine to establish PES 2014 as a new benchmark in football simulations. They govern everything from the way the player receives and controls the ball, the physicality of play, and thelsquo;feelrsquo; of match-day: the rush and euphoria or crushing lows that experiencing an important game can bring.

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PES 2014nbsp;will be available on PlayStationreg;3,nbsp;Xbox 360reg;, Windows PC and and PSPreg;(PlayStationreg;Portable). For more information, please contact Steve Merrett at Voltage PR on 020 7502 4462, or email steve@voltagepr.com.

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About Konami Group

KONAMI CORPORATION was established in 1973, and became a holding company of the Konami Group on March 31, 2006. KONAMI CORPORATION covers the fields of "Digital Entertainment Business", "HealthFitness Business",ldquo;GamingSystems Business" and "PachinkoPachinko Slot Machines Business". KONAMI CORPORATION went public on Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, the London Stock Exchange in 1999, and the New York Stock Exchange in 2002. Home Page URL: www.konami.co.jp. Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. is a wholly-owned subsidiary, responsible for popular franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill and Pro Evolution Soccer amongst other top sellers. Konami Group is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide. For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment and its products, please visit www.konami-europe.com.

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