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John Terry signs for Pro Evolution Soccer 5!

Konami confirms the PFA’s Player of the Year as one of the faces of its already highly anticipated PES5

John Terry, England and Chelsea defender and 2005's PFA Player of the Year has been confirmed as one of the faces of Konami of Europe's Pro Evolution Soccer 5.

Terry, 24, has enjoyed a tremendous season, leading his Chelsea side to Premiership glory and to a Champions League semi-final. He has also established himself as a key member of England's international side with his battling performances. As part of the agreement, Terry will appear on the packaging of the UK version of Pro Evolution Soccer 5 and will also play a central part in the Konami's promotion of the eagerly-awaited title.

Due for release in Q4 2005, Pro Evolution Soccer 5 furthers the realism, on and off-the-ball movement and intuitive control of the best-selling football series with Producer Shingo 'Seabass' Takaska and his team at KCE Tyo Inc. implementing a host of new gameplay features and aesthetic touches as he continues his quest to deliver the most realistic football title on any format.

It is this realism that, as with many other top level footballers, attracted Terry to Pro Evolution Soccer. A confirmed fan, the Chelsea captain has hosted tournaments at home for his team mates and takes copies with him when on International duty. As such, his knowledge of the game and position as one of the world's greatest young talents makes him a perfect figurehead for the forthcoming Pro Evolution Soccer 5.

"I've been a massive fan of Pro Evolution Soccer for years now and am really pleased to be able to work with the talented people behind such a fantastic game," John Terry said of the agreement. "It's the game of choice for lots of players as it is so true to the real thing. I'm looking forward to getting involved with the launch of this fifth and best version in the coming months - and getting to play advance versions on the way!"

"We are delighted to have a player of John Terry's calibre working alongside us on Pro Evolution Soccer 5," commented Jon Murphy, UK PR and Marketing Manager for Konami of Europe. "He is a massive fan of the game rather than just a face for the game's front cover and we are looking forward to using his enthusiasm in the promotion of what will be yet another huge step forward for what is rightly regarded as the definitive football video game."

      

Pro Evolution Soccer 5 will be released in Q4, 2005. For more information, please contact Steve Merrett at Voltage PR on 020 7903 5122 or email steve@voltagepr.com.

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