Konami Reveals PES Legend Players & Demo

By Tomas Barry 22.08.2017 3

Earlier today at Gamescom, Konami and PES Productions released a new gameplay-focused trailer showing off PES 2018, out on PS4, Xbox One and PC on 14th September. They also provided a few new details on new Legend players, and, crucially, revealed when fans will be able to try the game for themselves, with the date for the release of the demo set for 30th August on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

The demo will feature nine clubs; FC Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool FC, Inter, SC Corinthians, CR Flamengo, CA Boca Juniors, River Plate, Colo-Colo, as well as national sides Germany, Argentina and Brazil. Allowing for exhibition and co-op matches in an offline setting only, the stadiums available are the Camp Nou and Signal Iduna Park.

The new trailer focused on showing off this year's fluid gameplay, drastically improved visuals, and animations, but didn't really reveal anything new, nor highlight any new mechanics specifically. The likes of Lewandowski, Hazzard, Suarez and Coutinho are all on show (though Phil should have been in an LFC kit, by the way, we all know FSG's stance by now!) and you can watch the trailer for yourself, see below.


There were also plenty of new Legend players revealed via a separate trailer.  Former Dortmund players Michael Zorc, Norbert Dickel, Jörg Heinrich, Karl-Heinz Riedle and Lars Ricken will be available, as well as the Liverpool striker trio of Ian Rush, Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen. That's in addition to former England captain David Beckham, who was already officially unveiled a few days ago with a separate trailer highlighting that goal against Greece, and Diego Maradona, first introduced to us at E3. Elsewhere, there's also news of four new national team licences, in the way of England, Wales, Belgium and Poland.


While details were promised about the PES League for PES 2018, the reality is there was only a slither of information on the structuring of it this time. The first round will start this winter, presumably quite soon after launch, with both the second and third scheduled for spring and the final in summer. It's a shame there wasn't anything else about qualifying information or changes to last year's system, but in fairness, that component of the game probably won't get the developer's full attention until after the game has launched.

With a week to kill between now and the 30th August PES 2018 demo, be sure to check out Cubed3's on-going coverage. It started with a hands-on from Anfield, of exhibition and three vs. three gameplay, which was followed by a Glass to the Wall podcast interviewing the PES Global Product and Brand Manager, Adam Bhatti, and impressions of the online beta from last month. Stay tuned for more leading up to PES 2018's 14th September release.

Last but not least, here are the PC minimum and recommended settings, confirmed late last month:

OS: Windows 7 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1 GHz or AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz
RAM: 8 GB System Memory
GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
GPU: GeForce GTX 650 or Radeon HD 7750 2GB
HDD: 30GB Available Hard Drive Space
DX: DirectX 11
OS: Windows 10 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-4170 4.2 GHz
RAM: 8 GB System Memory
GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7950
HDD: 30GB Available Hard Drive Space
DX: DirectX 11

Box art for Pro Evolution Soccer 2018








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Does Wales, England and those other nations being in PES mean they aren't going to be in FIFA 18? Or are they in both?

Rutgert (guest) 23.08.2017#2

Both :-Smilie

Yep, both. Although,I'm not certain how the partnership model works with PES when it comes to national sides- I don't see Wembly Staduim or any Welsh grounds listed on the website. At club level these things equate to extra-attention paid to players, their stadium is there in full authentic form, and I suspect they get more work on animations and so on. 

As an Englishman raised in Wales. Very exited for England/Wales bouts. Smilie

( Edited 23.08.2017 16:58 by The Strat Man )

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