PES 2016 Cover Star is Brazil's Neymar

Barcelona player will be available to play in myClub as a preorder bonus.


While we are yet to learn anything substantial about Pro Evolution Soccer 2016, Konami has confirmed its cover will feature Brazillian forward Neymar da Silva Santo Junior.

Although Konami still hasn't provided any further information on PES 2016, or even released the official box art. It is expected to reveal more about the game on June 12. Watch the teaser below.

Neymar is currently one of the highest-profile players in the world and, having been part of the Spanish and Champions League-winning Barcelona squad, he has recently earned even more praise and accolades.

"This is a real honour for me to be cover star for PES 2016," said 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," he added.

Neymar will be available to use in PES 2016's myClub mode for preorder customers. Konami has said it will provide more details on this at a later date.

Konami recently addressed reports of its intention to distance itself from the console gaming market in favour of mobile, as well as rumours surrounding the departure of Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima.

According to company president Hideki Hayakawa, Konami still intends to support consoles, as well as alternative platforms such as arcades and mobile.

"Konami will continue to embrace the challenge of creating entertainment content via different platforms," he said. "Not only mobile platforms, but for home consoles, arcade units, and cards, to meet the changing needs of the times."


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