While Konami has not yet officially announced it, the first details and a release date for Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 have been revealed. A product page on Xbox.com (via TrueAchievements) shows a release date of September 14, along with a number of new features for the latest entry in the soccer series.
Among the new features are things like “strategic dribbling” and new set pieces that “take the unrivalled gameplay to the next level.” The game’s presentation is also reportedly getting an overhaul with new menus and “real player images.” There is also new lighting, reworked player models, and animations for things like facial animations and player models.
A new co-op mode is also included, it seems, while the transfer system is reportedly improved. Additionally, if you preorder, you’ll get bonuses for the game’s MyClub mode. On the game’s cover are the stars of Barcelona, though this might be a regional cover.
Konami is likely to officially announce the game soon, so keep checking back for more.
On the other side of the fence, EA’s FIFA series is returning this year with FIFA 18. Like Pro Evo 2018, FIFA 18 has yet to be formally announced, but that should happen soon. Historically, new installments in both franchises come out in September.