Game News

Wed 10 Jun, 2015 @ 23:11 GMT

Neymar Jr. will be on the cover of PES 2016, Konami announced today.

The world famous Brazilian forward – who saw his FC Barcelona team win the UEFA Champions League, La Liga and Copa Del Rey this year – will appear on the cover of the popular football title and all of its marketing materials.

“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. will also be available as an exclusive player reward for those who pre-order the game.

“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.”

PES 2016 will be officially unveiled on June 12th. A teaser trailer was also released today, as shown above.