VIDEO: Neymar named as PES 2016 cover star

Barcelona star Neymar will front this year’s entry in the PES series.

The Champions League, La Liga and Copa Del Ray winner will star on PES 2016’s pack shot and feature in all of its marketing materials. Last year’s game was fronted by Germany and Bayern Munich’s Mario Gtze.

PES 2016, meanwhile, will be unveiled in full this Friday (June 12th).

This is a real honour for me to be cover star for PES 2016," the Brazilian frontman 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.”

Konami’s European brand director of football Erik Bladinieres added: "Neymar 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 leading our campaign."

Here’s a trailer:

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