Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. has announced that Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 will be released September 15 in the U.S., with a European street date set for September 17. The release of PES 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the popular soccer series. With the employment of the acclaimed Fox Engine to capture the game’s realistic action and a redevelopment of the franchise’s Master League, Konami is confident about its upcoming title.
“PES 2016 will be the best game in the series,” says Erik Bladinieres, European Brand Director of Football at Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. “This is solely due to the passionate feedback and support from our users and the community, which helped us get back to the core of what PES is. We truly believe PES 2016 will continue to celebrate the history of PES and everything it stands for, and create a new level of quality that has never been reached by any football game. Here’s to another 20 years!”
Fans of the franchise as well as initiates can look forward to such improved features as an advanced collision system, full control over goal celebrations, new ball physics and a dynamic wide camera angle. Commentators Peter Drury and Marco Hagemann have also been added to the title.
PES 2016 screenshots will be released at E3 starting next week. The game, which features Neymar Jr. as its cover athlete, will be released on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.
The official E3 trailer is below: