April 8, 2010
Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
KONAMI announced today that it secured the videogame rights for the world's renowned South American Cup, known as CONMEBOL's “Copa Libertadores” and entered into a License Agreement.
Copa Libertadores is the soccer tournament run by CONMEBOL and this is going to be the first time ever in videogame history to reproduce the South America's highly recognized tournament in the game.
“Winning Eleven” series already carried “UEFA Champions League” mode, which is the championship tournament to decide the No.1 club team in Europe and South America. This is the first videogame to provide both tournaments all in one in the game.
KONAMI plans to utilize the right of Copa Libertadores for the Winning Eleven series with a new mode so that players can use the same team as the real tournaments.
KONAMI will continuously work with the franchise to add more depth to the realistic football game experience and relay the exciting momentum as well as aim to contribute to the football cultures.
|The very 1st tournament held in 1960, Copa Libertadores is an ultimate club championship held and organized by CONMEBOL, whose participants are from Federation/Football Associations, including but not limited to Brazil, Argentine, and Mexican teams.|
The very 1st product released in 1995, it represents Konami's franchise. It has sold more than 61.7 million units worldwide. (As of December, 2009) The Latest “WORLD SOCCER Winning Eleven 2010” showed drastic change to motion (animation) and graphics, and simulated the most realistic game ever. The latest image players are, Lionnel Messi (FC Barcelona/ Argentinian National) and Fernando Torres (FC Liverpool, Spain National).