While Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 is being kept under wraps, Konami announced Brazilian forward Neymar is the game’s cover athlete.
Konami recently surprised fans with PES Club Manager, which lets players build and manage teams on iOS and Android devices. Neymar will be playable in PES 2016’s myClub mode for preorder customers.
Neymar earned high praise and numerous accolades while playing with the Spanish and Champions League-winning Barcelona squad.
Excited about this honor Neymar stated,
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.
According to company president Hideki Hayakawa, Konami plans on supporting consoles, in addition to alternative platforms such as arcades and mobile.
Konami will continue to embrace the challenge of creating entertainment content via different platforms. Not only mobile platforms, but for home consoles, arcade units, and cards, to meet the changing needs of the times.
Fans will have a closer look at the game’s new features on Friday, June 12th before the game makes an appearance at next week’s E3.