In the early hours of last night, a prominent South American PES community site (Todo Winning Eleven) reported some very interesting news following some shrewd Twitter searches. The early indications are that Konami might be snapping up some Asian Football licenses that could be announced as early as next week.
With the launch of PES 2012, Konami introduced Arabic text into series for the first time allowing PES fans in Arabia to easily navigate menus and options. However, recently there have been some major campaigns requesting licensed teams from the region and Asia as a whole, as well as Arabic commentary. Could this now be the time for Asia and the Middle East to get some serious attention, following the South American invasion of PES 2013 last season?
A tweet last night by Dr. Hafez Al-Medlej (@Hafez_AlMedlej), the Head of Marketing at the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) is sure to excite PES fans in the run-in to this years release.
“I have reported the news of the application of the league to excite and delight the fans of PES (Japanese League – The common name of PES in the region historically from J-League Winning Eleven past). Another delight next Monday with very important news. Don’t ask anymore questions as there is only a week left until the announcement.”
It’s surprising how much the distinguished Doctor managed to fit into one tweet, but one thing is for certain that we should expect some news on Monday. The one question that will play on the minds of every PES fanatic will be “what news should we expect?”. Some obvious suggestions would be licenses of national teams in Asia, specific league licenses in Asia or alternatively licenses to Asia-wide football tournaments including the Asian Cup (National Teams) or the Asian Champions League. With less than a week left until the announcement we’re just going to have to hang tight, whilst the PES community in Asia loses it’s mind!
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Source: Todo WE