PES 2016 announced
This year's edition celebrates 20th anniversary of the soccer franchise
Konami Digital Entertainment has announced PES 2016, marking the 20th anniversary edition of the hugely successful football series.
This heritage has been celebrated in PES 2016’s new tagline ‘Love The Past, Play The Future’, highlighting the series’ recent return to core PES values in last year’s PES 2015 and focusing on the many new gameplay and presentational elements.
In PES 2016 the 1v1 player control have been enhanced, offering a wide range of movements with the existing controls. 2-3 player combination play will be available by the improved concept of team strategy. New goal keeper parameters have been added, that now vary in Catching, Clearance, Collapsing and Deflecting.
The Master League promises a total revamp. Every element has been redesigned or reworked, from the menus to the new player transfer system. PES 2016 will introduce player level systems, and players exclusive to the myClub mode.
New commentators have been introduced for both UK and Germany, with Peter Drury and Marco Hagemann joining the PES team. An abundance of new lines and specific stories have been recorded dedicated for Master League, responding to player transfers, player growth and team performance. For the first time in the PES series, dynamic weather has been introduced, with the chance of rain starting during the game.
New for the series, players have full control over goal celebrations to maximize their excitement when scoring. Prompts appear after a goal to trigger a trademark celebration, or unique actions at the press of a button.
PES 2016 will also exclusively retain its use of the UEFA Champions League club competition. This new 3 year partnership allows KONAMI to feature both the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League club competitions within its many options, with both featured as individual modes or within the larger season overview upon qualification - with the UEFA Super Cup featured within the Master League mode.
PES 2016 will launch on PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 on September 15th in North America and September 18th in UK.