With one of the most thrilling World Cups as the backdrop, I got an early look into one of the best football simulation games in the world. Barcelona FC player, Philippe Coutinho, is the cover athlete for Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 (PES 2019), but I was excited to get a look at the special David Bekham edition which offers special skins and colorways. I love the inclusion of weather effects like snow and the special details that have been placed on stadiums as a result. I demoed the snow environment in Anfield stadium in Liverpool and could feel the difference in how the players are controlled, how they run, and how the ball comes off of a player’s foot. The realism is stunning and the game engine seems better with enhanced effects like the appearance of fatigue in players. I look forward to an extended play with PES 2019 as my brief time has me eager to play more. PES 2019 will be released on August 28th in the US and North America and on August 30th in Europe. It will be available for PC, Xbox One and PS4. The demo version is available now! For more info, visit https://www.konami.com/wepes/2019/us/en-us/.