Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (PES 2017) is now open for pre-registrations on the Google Play Store worldwide, with Konami announcing that all mobile gamers who register their interest for the game will be awarded a number of bonus in-game items once the latest portable football simulation officially launches. Owners of Android devices who pre-register to play PES 2017 will receive one Silver or better SP Agent from FC Barcelona, and another one of equal quality from Borussia Dortmund, the Japanse video game company confirmed. The SP Agents are essentially football players that will be unlockable in one of the game's main modes that will reportedly be somewhat similar to the Ultimate Team mode introduced by the Electronic Arts-made FIFA series.
Those who pre-register for the game will be able to claim their in-game bonuses by downloading PES 2017 once it launches and completing its tutorial until August 23, 2017, Konami said. Once claimed, the bonus SP Agents will also have to be redeemed in the game until September 22 before becoming invalid. Each Google account is eligible to receive the bonus once and even players who don't pre-register for the game will be able to earn the same pack by playing PES 2017 during the aforementioned period, Konami revealed, without clarifying on the matter. The latest addition to the popular football game series is scheduled to be released in late May, and while no official release date has been given so far, more details regarding the availability of PES 2017 are likely to follow in the coming days.
The game itself will seemingly try to emulate the main console and PC series of football/soccer games by putting a large emphasis on realistic physics and natural animations, much like its well-received predecessors. The newly launched Google Play Store listing of PES 2017 reveals that Konami will release its latest portable title as a freemium game with in-app purchases, though it's currently unclear whether the product will also feature ads. PES 2017 will be compatible with Android 5.0 Lollipop and newer versions of Google's ubiquitous operating system and will require a constant Internet connection, Konami stated. Refer to the video and gallery below to see the first gameplay footage and screenshots from PES 2017 for Android devices.