Scottish soccer giants Celtic have partnered with Japanese gaming company Konami to become a fully licensed club on the latest Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) video game.
The agreement comes with Konami including the entire Scottish top flight in the PES franchise for the first time ever. All 12 clubs from the Scottish Premiership will have their official kits available in data pack releases after the game’s launch.
The level of integration of Celtic will be increased, however. The faces of all of the team’s players will appear on the game, as well as the club’s stadium Celtic Park. The iconic venue, though, will not be ready for the game’s 30th August launch and will be accessible via download at a later date.
As part of the partnership between the reigning Scottish champions and Konami, a Celtic-themed edition of the game will be released, complete with bespoke branding and content.
Gordon Kaye, head of business development at Celtic, said of the deal: “We are delighted to be partnering with Konami at such an exciting time for the PES Series.
“The gameplay and player detail in PES 2019 is simply stunning and we have no doubt Celtic fans will be excited at the prospect of seeing the Double Treble Champions emulated in such a realistic way.”