Konami to release UEFA EURO 2016 game in April

The official UEFA EURO 2016 game will be released as a physical and digital stand alone edition on 21 April for PlayStation, while existing PES 2016 users will be able to download it on 24 March.

The official UEFA EURO 2016 game will go on sale in April
The official UEFA EURO 2016 game will go on sale in April ©UEFA.com

The official UEFA EURO 2016 game, made by Konami Digital Entertainment B.V., will be released as a physical and digital stand alone edition on 21 April for PlayStation4 and PlayStation3.

KONAMI secured the official UEFA EURO 2016 licence last year, and all such content will be provided as additional content absolutely free to those owning the full PES 2016 game.

Therefore existing PES 2016 (Pro Evolution Soccer) users on PlayStation4, XboxOne, PlayStation3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC will receive the UEFA EURO 2016 content as a free DLC on 24 March. KONAMI's official UEFA EURO 2016 title will be added to PES 2016's main menu screen and be instantly visible on loading the game. Meanwhile the disc-based release will contain the full PES 2016 game and UEFA EURO 2016 content.

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The UEFA EURO 2016 mode will feature full iconography and presentation elements from the tournament and the 24 qualified teams with hundreds of authentic player faces. Fifteen of the sides are fully licensed, with the latest strips for England, Wales, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovakia, Iceland, Turkey, Albania, Northern Ireland and hosts France perfectly recreated.

All squads will be in line with those of the qualified nations, with the playing styles of individuals and teams perfectly replicated via the game's innovative Player ID and Team ID systems.

In addition to the central single-player mode, KONAMI will also support the UEFA EURO 2016 content with a series of top-level promotions. The Official PES League will be running online competitions during the four-week long tournament, which begins on 10 June, while a series of myClub promotions are also planned. myClub is a popular option within PES 2016 that allows players to use accrued points or in-game micro-transactions to build a title-winning side and lead them to glory.