Owen Named As Face Of PES 2008

Konami has announced that they have secured the England and Newcastle striker Michael Owen to appear on the cover of UK version of PES 2008. Owen joins Manchester United and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo who was announced to be on the cover just before the craziness that was E3. PES 2008 is currently scheduled to arrive on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC-DVD, PlayStation 2, PSP and Nintendo DS in the Autumn.

Securing Michael Owen is a real coup for Konami,” commented Jon Murphy, Pro Evolution Soccer Team Leader for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. “Since he burst on to the scene, he has proven himself an incredible goal-scorer, netting at every level both domestic and international. We are delighted to be working alongside such a talent on PES 2008.

PES 2008 is a fantastic game, and the only choice for pro players,” added Michael Owen, obviously forgetting about his N64 escapades back in the late 2000. “It enjoys a brilliant reputation within many, many players and manages to be a true simulation of football while also being a real laugh to play. I look forward to working closely with Konami in the run up to launch, and being a key part of its development.