The battle for number 1 football game over the next 12 months is heating up as Konami wade in with the announcement of their cover star for PES 2016.
In the 20th year of PES, Neymar Jr. will be adorning the front cover of PES 2016 as the lead star. After winning the treble with Barcelona and managing to score in the UEFA Champions League Final, Brazil’s golden boy is a worthy holder of the PES 2016 cover star award.
“This is a real honour for me to be cover star for PES 2016″ commented Neymar Jr. “The series has long been praised for its sheer level of control and utter realism and I am delighted to be working with such a talented team as Konami. I am fascinated by the huge amount of work involved in putting together the game and ensuring the world’s top players look and play just like the real things, and cannot wait to see myself in action as soon as possible.”
“Neymar Jr. is a player that perfectly fits the PES brand, and what we want to achieve” added Erik Bladinieres, European Brand Director of Football. “His unique qualities and the ability to surprise goes hand in hand with the gameplay experience in PES 2016. In our anniversary year we want to celebrate the past, while look forward to the exciting future of the brand. We’ll do this with Neymar Jr. leading our campaign.”
More details for PES 2016 will be officially announced on June 12th, when we’ll also hear more information regarding Neymar Jr. as an exclusive player reward for pre-ordering customers to be used in myClub.