Courtesy of Konami:
Konami’s PES 2008 selected by Vodafone to drive mobile gaming across territories
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 heads for deployment across operator’s territories as the first ‘Hero Game’
Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has confirmed the release of the latest Pro Evolution Soccer title game for mobile phones, alongside its console versions this week.
The long anticipated PES 2008 mobile game will be Vodafone’s first ‘Hero Game’, as the operator continues to drive awareness and take-up of mobile gaming among its global subscriber base.
PES 2008 was developed and published by Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and will be distributed and co-marketed by Glu in EMEA, Australia and New Zealand. It is the first mobile soccer game to allow users to play football as they wish via a unique one button control system perfected for mobile gaming. The balanced action allows users to use flowing short pass game, pin-point-accurate long up-field passes, or stunning dribbles towards your opponent’s goal. Featuring superb graphics and animation, accurate ball physics and incredible game play, PES 2008 is the most playable and realistic football experience ever seen on mobile.
Florian Stronk, Head of Mobile Business Department at Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH, commented: “We are very excited about our first product which was developd in our newly-established Paris studio. Everyone did a great job as PES 2008 is the very first mobile football title, which is built upon great playability, true ball physics and life-like realism – similiar to its counterparts for consoles.
Suresh Sudera, Head of Games at Vodafone Group commented, “PES 2008 was selected by Vodafone after extensive collaboration with its local markets and careful examination of the co-marketing, handset and promotional support offered by Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and Glu Mobile”.
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