PES 2018 Release Date and Barcelona Edition

By Dave Horobin, 4 months ago
The TrueAchievements scanners have just picked up the store pages for the latest iteration in Konami's long-running PES series, and while it's certainly not a surprise to see that Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 is releasing later this year, there are some small bits of information in the store listings that might excite fans of the franchise.

PES 18 Box Art

One page gives us a glimpse at some of the new features we can expect from the game.

  • Gameplay Masterclass – Strategic Dribbling, Real Touch+ and new set pieces take the unrivalled gameplay to the next level
  • Presentation Overhaul – New menus and real player images
  • PES League Integration – Compete with PES League in new modes including myClub
  • Online Co-op - A mode dedicated to co-op play is newly added
  • Random Selection Match – Fan favourite returns with new presentation and features
  • Master League Upgrade – New pre-season tournaments, improved transfer system, presentations and functionality
  • Enhanced Visual Reality – New lighting, reworked player models and animations covering everything from facial expressions to body movement to bring the game to life
Unfortunately, we don't get to see anything of the revamped game menus (something that has needed addressing for a number of years), but we do get to see screenshots of FC Barcelona's Camp Nou and Borussia Dortmund Westfalenstadion — both were licensed in PES 2017 so these images might not be a reflection of this year's game.


There are two separate bundles available. The standard pre-order bundle will include the following items:

  • 2x Premium Partner Agents for myClub
  • UCL Agent for myClub
  • Exclusive Agent for myClub
You will also receive bonus myClub content:

  • 4x Start Up Agents
  • 1x Partner Club Agent
  • 10,000 GP x 10 weeks
The FC Barcelona Edition Pre-Order Bundle will include the following items:

A special edition version dedicated to FC Barcelona and PES fans! Get exclusive content for myClub associated with the club!

  • 1x FCB Special Agent
  • 1x FCB Legend Special Agent
  • 1,000 myClub coins
  • + More exclusive items will be announced soon!
In addition, the standard pre-order items will be included:

  • 2x Premium Partner Agents for myClub
  • UCL Agent for myClub
  • Exclusive Agent for myClub
  • + bonus myClub content:
  • 4x Start Up Agents
  • 1x Partner Club Agent
  • 10,000 GP x 10 weeks
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 is currently listed for release on September 13th in Australia and September 14th in the UK — these dates could be placeholders for now, but they do correspond with the release date of PES 2017.
Dave Horobin
Written by Dave Horobin
Dave is the TrueTrophies Social Manager and has been a Newshound since 2010. When he's not chasing developers and publishers for early review copies, he can usually be found on the TrueTrophies social pages discussing all things TT related.