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PES 2008 signs Owen as cover star

Owen to be motion captured for the injury cut scenes?

Konami has signed Michael Owen as the UK packshot face of PES 2008, which will be coming at you on PS3, 360, PC, PS2, PSP and DS this autumn. Owen will join Cristiano Ronaldo on the front of the UK box.

"Securing Michael Owen is a real coup for Konami," beamed diehard Chelsea fan and Konami PES team leader Jon Murphy. "Since he burst on to the scene, he has proven himself an incredible goal-scorer, netting at every level both domestic and international. We are delighted to be working alongside such a talent on PES 2008."

The man himself, Michael Owen, added, "PES 2008 is a fantastic game, and the only choice for pro players. It enjoys a brilliant reputation within many, many players and manages to be a true simulation of football while also being a real laugh to play. I look forward to working closely with Konami in the run up to launch, and being a key part of its development."


Rumours that Owen has been motion captured for the injury cut scenes are unsubstantiated at this time (badum-tish!).