Konami of Europe today confirmed that it has acquired Dutch, Spanish, and Italian league licenses for Pro Evolution Soccer 4. With the licenses in place, Pro Evolution Soccer 4 will become the first title in the popular soccer series to feature teams wearing their official uniforms, complete with sponsor logos and suchlike.
The licenses announced today apply to 56 of the game's 136 club sides, including the likes of Ajax, PSV Eindhoven, Feyenoord, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Deportivo, Milan, Juventus, and Parma. In addition to club teams, Pro Evolution Soccer will feature more than 50 national sides.
"We are delighted to add three officially licensed leagues to Pro Evolution Soccer 4," said Martin Schneider, director of marketing at Konami of Europe. "Fans of the game have long called for us to implement their favorite teams in their favorite game, and this marks a major step forward in our quest to deliver the most authentic football title around. Adding all clubs from the Dutch, Spanish, and Italian leagues confirms that we are committed to adding more and more authenticity to the series, and Konami of Europe is confident that further deals with other clubs will follow in the near future."
Pro Evolution Soccer 4 is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC in Europe toward the end of this year. We'll bring you more information on the game as soon as it becomes available.