Konami has just announced that PES 2015 will feature 21 officially licensed teams from the Brazilian domestic leagues. I’d imagine this reveal took place at the Moscow-based IgroMir event, since that’s where Konami happens to be at present, but I just learned about it through the combined magic powers of twitter and reading.
Here’s Konami’s confirmation tweet:
— Konami (@Konami) October 3, 2014
I’m not completely up on all my Brazilian club team badges, but I spot good old Gremio on there, plus Flamengo, Santos and some of the other major names.
Update: There’s now a full list on Konami’s site. It’s every team from Serie A and Vasco Da Gama from Serie B. PES 2015 will have the correct player names from the following Brazilian teams:
PES 2015 getting hold of the domestic license for Brazil probably shouldn’t be a huge surprise. This year’s version of FIFA is missing the Brazilian league, after failing to agree terms on the rights and licensing. Looks like PES swooped in and did a deal.
The PC version of PES 2015 is getting some rather unusual treatment this year. It’s apparently going to be a “hybrid” version, with all the gameplay features of the PS4/Xbox One releases, but for some reason lacking some of the graphical fidelity of the PS4 version. Konami also snubbed our platform when releasing the September demo, so I have no idea how good the game is this year and can’t really find out unless I borrow a console.
I’m very open to giving PES a chance (the more decent football games the merrier,) but the publisher isn’t making it easy for PC players.