Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. has announced that Neymar Jr. is to be lead pack star of PES 2016, with the publisher also releasing a teaser trailer, confirming a full reveal for June 12th.
Neymar Jr. heads up PES 2016 on the back of his most successful season to date. The world famous forward saw his club side win La Liga and Copa Del Rey domestically, which saw Neymar Jr. score in the final. He also went on to win the UEFA Champions League, an exclusive license in PES 2016, which completed a historic treble. Just 23 years-old, Neymar Jr. has been the golden boy of Brazil since his teen years, and now captains the national side. His wonderful and inspiring dribbling skills, together with deadly finishing and electric pace makes Neymar Jr. a current football superstar, with the promise of much more in the future. Neymar Jr. will front the pack shot for PES 2016 and all 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. 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 announced on June 12th, which will feature information of Neymar Jr. as an exclusive player reward for pre-ordering customers to be used in myClub.