PES 2021 Cover Will Feature Messi And Ronaldo

While neither are strangers to the PES franchise, this will be the first time they share the spotlight.

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eFootball PES 2021 is on the horizon, which means it's cover star reveal time. Konami's PES 2021 is going with the same formula it used for last year's PES 2020, with the cover seeing four of its ambassadors sharing the limelight. This year, FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo will both appear together for the first time in PES history.

Neither star footballer is new to the franchise, with both Messi and Ronaldo having graced many a PES cover in their times. They will also be joined by Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford and FC Bayern’s Alphonso Davies, both of whom have been pegged as rising stars.

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eFootball PES 2021 is being sold as a "Season Update," a cheaper and less ambitious entry in the series as Konami gets ready for a big engine change for next year--though the series has put a lot of work into expanding its club partnerships for the 2021 release.

The game is set to release on September 15, 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, with the standard edition available for $30, or one of the $35 digital-only Club Editions that will feature exclusive content for FC Barcelona, Juventus, Manchester United, FC Bayern, or Arsenal FC.

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