Neymar confirmed as PES 2016 cover star

E3 Xbox One

Ahead of tomorrow’s full reveal, it’s been confirmed that Barcelona star Neymar will be this years cover star.

PES fans who pre-order this year’s game will also receive Neymar as an reward for use in PES 2016’s team building mode myClub.

Erik Bladinieres, Konami’s European Brand Director of Football said

Neymar Jr. is a player that perfectly fits the PES brand, and what we want to achieve. 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.

Neymar himself seems quite excited by the prospect too:

This is a real honour for me to be cover star for PES 2016. 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.

We’ve posted a teaser trailer below, hopefully tomorrow will give us a release date as well an insight to this years new features.

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