The worlds fastest man, Usain Bolt, is known for breaking new ground and world records. He won three gold medals at three consecutive Olympic games (one of which was stripped after his teammate in the 4 X 100m relay tested positive for a banned substance after the fact). He also holds the world record in the 100m dash with a blistering time of 9.58 seconds. Having achieved all he could in track and field Bolt has publically stated that he would like to next play professional soccer with the 30-year-old feeling he his athletic gifts would translate well to the soccer pitch. Konami’s soccer title PES 2018 must have been listening as they are including Usain Bolt, as a playable player in the upcoming game.
While the Usain Bolt news was revealed previously, how to get the world famous Jamaican sprinter with the game is now more clear. Pre-ordering the soccer game will give digital gamers the opportunity to play with Bolt in addition to those that own the disc on day 1. It is not entirely clear what options will be available to play with Bolt as he is currently not signed to any team appearing in the game. Even though Bolt is not signed to any team. What is known though is that he will be dropping his famous dab on the field after potting a goal as evidenced by the Usain Bolt reveal trailer.
With Bolt appearing in PES 2018, it made this writer wonder what other sprinters might next make it into the PES series. Conceivably we could see disgraced Canadian runner Ben Johnson in a future game. The steroid cheat who was stripped of his Olympic gold and world record use to train Lybian dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s son in his pursuit of a professional soccer career. He also currently trains pro soccer hopefuls in Italy. PES 2018 releases September 12, 2017, on PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Steam.