Cristiano Ronaldo Signs For PES 2008

Konami has announced that Cristiano Ronaldo will be the face of the European versions of the forthcoming PES 2008. The midfielder ended the 2006/2007 season with many awards including FA Players’ Player, Young Player, Fans’ Player of the Year, Barclays Premiership Player of the Season, Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year and a place in the Team of the Year. As part of the Ronaldo deal the player will appear on the PS3, Xbox 360, PC-DVD, PlayStation 2, PSP and Nintendo DS versions of the game.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the most exciting talent in modern football,” commented Jon Murphy, Pro Evolution Soccer Team Leader for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. “It is fitting that a player with his incredible skill and poise is to join forces with a game that can thrill and challenge as much as the real thing. His obvious enthusiasm for PES 2008 will be channelled into the game, and we look forward to working with Cristiano in the coming months.

For me there is no other game that can capture the grace and skill of football like PES 2008,” added Cristiano Ronaldo (or his agent or someone!). “Every element of the game is lavished with incredible detail, and with its close control and fast pace it is the most complete simulation of real football out there.