Konami have revealed the release date for their spin-off series which will feature the Euro 2016 competition, but it also reveals that not all of the 24 partaking teams will feature as licensed teams. Nope, only 15 licensed teams will be included, while the rest of the teams will be ‘in line’ with the real life counterparts.
Releasing on March 24th, PES Euro 2016 and is free for those who already own PES 2016, which is good news. A standalone release will come on April 21st, physically and digitally. The physical edition will also include the base game. As for the unlicensed teams in the game, well they include Ireland, Russia, Switzerland, Romania, Sweden, Poland, Austria, Belgium and Hungary.
The included, licensed teams on PES Euro 2016 are England, Wales, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovakia, Iceland, Turkey, Albania, Northern Ireland and France. It’s also worth noting that the DLC only includes one tournament stadium: the Stade de France, which hosts the final in July, according to Eurogamer.
“All eyes will be on France as Europe’s most prestigious international competition gets underway in June, and we are delighted to present the official game of the UEFA EURO 2016 tournament,” Konami’s European brand director of football Erik Bladinieres said. “With such a high standard of football on show, only the PES series could truly recreate it in all its glory.
“Our team is committed to building a game that matches the pace, skill and excitement of the competition, and introducing its depth and entertaining gameplay to a new wave of fans. Our existing PES fans are the most enthusiastic and committed of any football title, and we are delighted to be giving them the UEFA EURO 2016 content absolutely free, while our accompanying online and myClub promotions will ensure this will be a summer of football to remember.”