Adriano signs up for Pro Evo 6

Brazil's prolific striker to be the face of Konami's new football game later this year.

Adriano Leite Ribeiro

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced that Adriano Leite Ribeiro, one of the world's best strikers, will be the face of football game Pro Evolution Soccer 6. The Brazil and Inter Milan forward will lend his likeness as the main European representative of the game, with additional localised talent to be announced in the next few weeks.

Last year's title, Pro Evolution Soccer 5, featured Chelsea defender John Terry and Arsenal striker Thierry Henry on the UK version's box, but Adriano will arguably have a greater appeal across Europe as a whole. The player stated that he was looking forward to working on what he called "the most realistic football game around," although it's unlikely that his involvement in the game will extend beyond some press appearances and the use of his likeness.

Pro Evolution Soccer 6 will be available for the PlayStation 2, PSP, and the PC, as well as for two new formats this year: the Xbox 360 and Nintendo DS. As with previous releases in the series, there will be a mixture of licensed and unlicensed teams included, although new additions to the officially re-created international teams are Spain, Italy, Sweden, Argentina, and the Netherlands. The game will ship across Europe in the fourth quarter of 2006, and will hit the US in January 2007.

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mena11
mena11

what about the PS3?

davidyuill
davidyuill

Pro Evo and WE have minor differences tht suit the japanese and american, it is normally slower paced compared to Pro Evo

davidyuill
davidyuill

who is the only really gd brazilian player?? Adraino!!! R u forgettin the best player in the WORLD...RONALDINHO!!

berlindex
berlindex

oh ye...PORTUGAAAAAAAAAL WILL WIN THE WORLD CUP

berlindex
berlindex

the only really good brazilian player...

sinister_m
sinister_m

Played an import if the japanese version (winning eleven 10). BIG improvement on pro evo 5, seems konami actually listened. can't wait for this. And who cares if people call it football or soccer? you hear Pele calling it "soccer" all the time in interviews. you wouldn't argue with him would you?

lazerluke
lazerluke

I wish they would call it pro evo football 6 and drop the soccer part. Soccer is a word that had to be made up so the really inteligent americans would not get confused. Maybe the rest of the world should make up a word to call american football, I suggest poofball.

Renegade47
Renegade47

I would of put money on Peter Crouch myself......

darkmind-tvtome
darkmind-tvtome

tetraswarrior - i've just checked it, and the story and all comments appear exactly the same on the uk and us sites

ibot
ibot

jermaine defoe is gonna get signed up also!

ROTO_DQ
ROTO_DQ

Actually henry have a greater appeal across Europe as a whole.

bucha
bucha

People ,Pro Evolution Soccer 6 is Winning Eleven 10 ,which came out in Japan the 27 th of April,and I know this because I live in freaking Japan!

xs101uk
xs101uk

Go Football games! I was hoping they'd go a bit more international with who they pick this time. Like an Asian player or maybe African. Everyone needs love, right?

mrblah00
mrblah00

the game is called Pro Evolution SOCCER. Its soccer or football, not just football. There are countries who dont even play american gridline football that still call it soccer.

WolfSkill5544
WolfSkill5544

Please!!!! Dont't change the cover of the box. He is one the best soccer players outthere.

thatguytony
thatguytony

Hey BlackIceJoe, Winning 11 and Pro Evo are the same game. It just gets a different name in Europe and Japan.

MiKaNoH
MiKaNoH

Adriano cooks ass he is the best center-forward today, dont try to say he isnt, he IS.

faridmon
faridmon

he is awful, he scored less goals in Seria A this season, obefami Martins and santa cruz scored more goals than him, i prefer Loca Toni, he is a class player

gators625
gators625

Any plans to release it for the Xbox?

Jacob_Lindberg
Jacob_Lindberg

The name of the game is FOOTBALL! And it's the best sport on the earth!!! EVER!!! AND DENMARK RULES ALL COUNTRIES!!!

alpha_company
alpha_company

YEahhhh....it's FOOTBALL......YEah...FOOTBALL. Almost all parts of the world call it football. FOOTBALL!

tetraswarrior
tetraswarrior

STOP CALLING IT SOCCER THIS IS THE UK SITE.... IT IS CALLED FOOTBALL... FFFOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTTBBBBBBBBBBBBAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

Benny_is_here
Benny_is_here

Nice! I'm craving for a football game after playing loads of FIFA demos, and maybe Pro Evo/Winning Eleven will be my pick. Look at the featured game. It's called Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007. It's one of those games that has several names according to where you are. Like football. It's soccer in the U.S., but football in most european countries.

ro-co-to
ro-co-to

Nice news, don't care either way for Adriano et co. but the 6th (or 10th stateside) installment is welcome news, go Konami and go Czech Republic!

Pablo620
Pablo620

Next gen soccer is going to rock. Cant wait for Winning Eleven on PS3. I always thought PES was Winning Eleven with a different name across teh pond

shattapinks
shattapinks

I guess Konami is telling me that I need to upgrade to a XBox 360. Not releasing a XBox version sucks since that is the only console that I own for now. On the other hand, I will be getting it for the Nintendo DS Lite. I want this game so bad that I actually considered importing the Japanese version, but decided to wait until it's January or February release date since I already have both FIFAs for my DS, which should suffice until it actually releases in the US. And to all you haters out there, FIFA 06 and 2006 FIFA World Cup are excellent football games. If some of you guys actually sit down and played those games you would see that it is becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish those games from Winning Eleven in terms of gameplay, especially since WE9 done mucked up all that I loved about WE8. Sorry people, but I find myself playing more FIFA than WE9 because I just never got used to the "improved" gameplay in WE9. That will not deter me from getting WE: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 though, as that is one of my favorite franchises on the consoles. So y'all should just stop hating and get both FIFA and Winning Eleven. After all, you can never have enough football. Can you?

automaticsnake
automaticsnake

Awesome. With next gen hardware that can do better physics, i expect way better gameplay then last gen WE games.

AlexJ-
AlexJ-

I'll stick to the Winning Eleven Series. No one else compares.

phil-91
phil-91

Cool! cant wait till its releaswed, Oh yeah, COMEON ENGLAND!!!!!!

chrisius007
chrisius007

What happened to the release date for PS3? Is that being held for surprise as a launch title, or is in not coming out till next year, after january transfers for example. I know its in development but there hasn't been many if not any press releases about it concerning the PS3. I'm confused. If you can get any more news on this for me that would be great.

CrazedColombian
CrazedColombian

hope they get more liscenses cause thats all fifa has on them... cause EA blows... canadians should not make soccer games.. ahve they ever qualified for a world cup? or even one a game?

thecandyflip
thecandyflip

pretty gutted !! it's not coming out on the xbox.

kevo14
kevo14

WOOT!!!!! LONG LIVE TEH TEH SOCCER!!!!! ...yay...

bad_boy_sam123
bad_boy_sam123

^^ who cares about licenses? if the game is this good, there's nothing to worry about. FIFA sucks :P

coreyb42
coreyb42

more soccer? as if the stupid world cup isn't nauseating enough... Funny how the rest of the world cares more about the US team than it's own country.

lvlUNE3B
lvlUNE3B

Soon PES gonna take official liscence too .. Keep it up Konami

CrazedColombian
CrazedColombian

haha its a 360 game taht looks like a Xbox one GREAt !!! haha the graphics R GETTING BETTER !!!!! lets hope the gameplay stays great

EMH88
EMH88

Football ftw!