PES 2021 "Season Update" has been available for nearly a month, and the Mobile version has just arrived too!
Keep reading for all the latest PES 2021 information.
Latest News – PES 2021 Mobile Released
PES 2021 Mobile was due at 6am UTC on Thursday, 15 October, however there were some difficulties which led to a delay.
We have received confirmation from Konami that the maintenance period has now ended!
This means that there is now a pre-open period available, although further maintenance could be carried out at any point.
Click here for Konami's official announcement.
PES 2021 Review
With PES 2021 Season Update now available, we got early access thanks to Konami.
BUY NOW: PES 2021 Season Update on Amazon
Check out what we think of the new game here.
Alternatively, you can order a special Club Edition which will set you back £29.99 / $34.99.
The Club Editions include versions for Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Manchester United.
PES 2021 Season Update Explained
Konami has confirmed that they have made the decision to launch this year’s PES as a streamlined offering in the form of a “season update”.
This year also marks a quarter of a century since the very first PES title was released.
To commemorate this important milestone, and show gratitude to their fans, Konami has announced that this year’s PES will launch at an affordable anniversary price and will also come with several bonuses.
The official PES twitter shared the new Season Update trailer and it looks great!
Check out the trailer below:
Konami made the decision to release this year's PES game as "season update" rather than a full game, allowing them to focus on their next-gen debut.
Well, now the game developers have given us a first look at what PES could look like on next-gen and boy, does it look good!
The next-gen title is being developed with an updated engine that will bring staggering improvements to all areas of the game.
This engine looks to be with Unreal Engine 5, which was showcased in an impressive demo earlier this year.
You can find Konami's full statement here.
PES 2021 Mobile is now in its 'pre-open' period, where maintenance could be carried out at any time.
There will be two European Clubs Challenge events. One challenge will see players vs COM, while the other will be PvP.
There are also some service start events to get excited about too, check out the full list below.
・ eFootball PES 2021 – Launch Login Campaign・ FC BARCELONA V MADRID CHAMARTIN B (Matchday Event)・ Spanish League Tour (Tour Event)・ Spanish League Challenge (VS COM)・ Iconic Moment (Special Agent)・ POTW: National Oct 22 ’20 (Special Agent)
Pro Evo shocked us all last year and bagged the exclusive rights to Juventus.
For the first time, FIFA had to make up a name and they were called Piemonte Calcio in FIFA 20.
Konami look to have continued their quest in Serie A, having added Roma to their ranks, signing an exclusive deal with the team from the capital!
However, both Milan clubs have signed mutli-year deals with EA which is a blow to PES 2021 as Serie A will not be fully licensed.
PES 2021 Confirmed Partner Clubs
- Juventus (Exclusive)
- AS Roma (Exclusive)
- Bayern Munich
- Manchester United
- Zenit St Petersburg
- Sao Paulo
- Vasco da Gama
- Atletico Mineiro
- Universidad de Chile
- Colo Colo
- River Plate
- Boca Juniors
- Alianza Lima
- Sporting Cristal
- Sport Boys
Leagues & Tournaments
All the licenced leagues and tournaments in PES 2021 are:
- UEFA Euro 2020 (Exclusive)
- Italian Serie A TIM
- Utalian Serie BKT
- French Ligue 1 Uber Eats
- Ligue 2 BKT
- Portuguese Liga NOS
- Turkish Super Lig
- Tinkoff Russian Premier Liga (Exclusive)
- Dutch Eredivisie
- Belgian Jupiler Pro League
- Danish 3F Superliga
- Scottish Premiership
- Swiss Raiffeisen Super League
- Brazilian Brasileirao Assai 2020 (Exclusive)
- Brazilian Brasileirao Serie B (Exclusive)
- Argentinian Liga Profesional de Futbol
- Chilean Cameponato PlanVital
- Colombian Liga BetPlay DIMAYOR (Exclusive)
- Chinese CFA Super League
- TOYOTA Thai League (Exclusive)
- AFC Champions League (Exclusive)
The confirmed stadiums for PES 2021 are:
- Allianz Arena - Bayern Munich (Exclusive)
- Allianz Parque - Palmeiras* (Exclusive)
- Allianz Stadium - Juventus (Exclusive)
- Arena Corinthians - Corinthinas (Exclusive)
- Arena do Gremio - Gremio (Exclusive)
- Camp Nou - Barcelona (Exclusive)
- Celtic Park - Celtic (Exclusive)
- De Kuip - PSV Eindhoven (Exclusive)
- El Monumental - River Plate (Exclusive)
- Emirates Stadium - Arsenal
- Alberto J.Armando | La Bombonera - Boca Juniors (Exclusive)
- Estadio Alejandro Villanueva - Allianza Lima (Exclusive)
- Estadio Beira-Rio - Internacional (Exclusive)
- Estadio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo - Sao Paulo (Exclusive)
- Estadio José Alvalade - Sporting CP (Exclusive)
- Estadio Mineirao - Cruzeiro (Exclusive)
- Estadio Monumental de Colo-Colo - Colo Colo (Exclusive)
- Estadio Sao Januario - Vasco da Gama (Exclusive)
- Estadio Urbano Caldeira - Santos (Exclusive)
- Gazprom Arena - Zenit St Petersburg (Exclusive)
- Ibrox Stadium - Rangers (Exclusive)
- Johan Cruijff ArenA - Ajax
- Old Trafford - Manchester United
- Saitama Stadium 2002 - Urawa Red Diamonds (Exclusive)
- St. Jakob-Park - FC Basel (Exclusive)
- Stade Louis II - AS Monaco (Exclusive)
- Stadio Olimpico - Roma & Lazio (Exclusive)
- VELTINS-Arena - Schalke
- Wembley Stadium - England
*Despite Palmeiras not appearing in PES 2021 - the club's stadium will be in the game
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will share a cover for the first time ever.
The two greats are joined by recent Champions League winner Alphonso Davies and Man Utd's Marcus Rashford.
Some of the ratings for PES 2021's partner clubs - Juventus, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Arsenal - have been released.
Master League career mode
PES 2020 made some great strides with their Master League career mode that made it much more competitive with FIFA.
It is good to see this kind of investment in a career mode within a context where pay-to-win gaming is growing in My Club and FUT.
Although no new significant features are coming, Frank Lampard, Pep Guardiola and Ryan Giggs are all available on the new game.
This means it looks more likely that cross-platform play will be possible on next-gen consoles.
Both the new PlayStation and Xbox were expected to hit during the 2020 holiday period, and we now know that to be true!
This means PES 2021 will first be available on the current generation of consoles, PS4 & Xbox One, and should be playable on PS5 and Xbox Series X by backwards compatibility or Smart Delivery.