Konami may be slowly inching themselves away from console development, but a new Pro Evolution Soccer title is in the cards for 2015 as the publisher announced Pro Evolution Soccer 2016. The Pro Evolution Soccer franchise will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year, making it almost as old as the 23-year old selected to grace the game’s cover, Brazilian soccer star Neymar. For now, the teaser trailer above is all we’ve got, but a “Full Reveal” is planned for this Friday, June 12.
“This is a real honor for me to be cover star for PES 2016,” Neymar said. “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 is a player that perfectly fits the PES brand, and what we want to achieve” added Erik Bladinieres, Konami’s 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 leading our campaign.”
We’ll have to wait for the “Full Reveal” to know for sure, but Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 is expected to be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One sometime this Fall.