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Konami has revealed the features list, box art and pre-order content for PES 2016, scheduled to arrive on September 15th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Read the full press release below.

‘Love The Past, Play The Future’ - PES 2016 announced as award-winning series returns for its 20th anniversary season

Konami Digital Entertainment has announced a September 15th release date for PES 2016, marking the 20th anniversary edition of the hugely successful football series.

From its humble origins on PSOne, the PES series has leaped from format to format, adding ever more realism as it evolved. 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 that will further establish the series as the definitive football experience.

PES 2016 aims to retain its title of ‘Best Sports Game’, as voted across the world at games shows and by major media outlets in 2014, by continuing to lead the way in the recreation of ‘The Beautiful Game’. The series aims to go back to its roots to create an exciting match between users, and proudly present PES 2016 to deliver quality gameplay as per Konami’s ‘The Pitch is Ours’ mantra. From further integration of the industry-leading Fox Engine to bring the on-pitch action to life and full commitment to centre the product around creating the best gameplay experience, to the full redevelopment of Master League, every facet of the game has been enhanced to deliver yet another outstanding product.

Fresh Gameplay
  • Advanced Collision System – The physicality of the modern game has been realised in PES 2016 with a significantly improved collision system, calculating how players interact and creating a unique outcome depending on the type of impact.
  • Aerial Strength – With the new physicality system, aerial battles are a completely unique experience this year. Use the left stick to battle the opposition or disrupt a larger, more powerful, player; or find the best position to make the header/volley.
  • 1v1 Control – In PES 2016 the 1v1 player control have been enhanced, offering a wide range of movements within the existing control structure. Response times have been improved, allowing players to manoeuvre in tight situations. This also benefits the upgraded feint moves that allow sudden directional change that can cause defenders to lose their balance. The 1on1 situations now offer a great leap in exciting table-turning outcomes. Just as the real pitch offers opportunities for those brave enough to perform, in PES 2016 players can pull off precise action, manoeuvre flexibly and pull away from the defender. Technique and timing can see a defender lose his balance, and creates great chances just as you pictured.
  • Perfect Defense – Performing a tackle at the perfect time will powerfully shove the player out of the way to secure the ball. The ball will immediately be yours, creating direct turnarounds and counter opportunities.
  • Intelligent Player AI – 2-3 player combination play will be available via the improved concept of team strategy, which depends on the type of tactic you set for your team. Players are no longer reliant on manually triggering a one-two, with teammates intelligently running off passes into space.
  • Goal Keeper ID – In a bid to improve quality and add unique individuality in performance, new goal keeper parameters have been added that vary in Catching, Clearance, Collapsing and Deflecting. This adds character to the players, who you can count on catching the ball rather than punching, or are better at stopping close range shots.
  • Celebration Control – 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.
Fundamental Changes
  • New Master League – The famous and hugely popular Master League enjoys a total revamp, allowing users to immerse themselves in the managerial world of soccer. Every element has been redesigned or reworked, from the vibrant and involving menus to the new and exciting player transfer system, PES 2016 see one of the series most integral modes redefine the single-player experience.
  • New Visuals – Incorporating the many advancements of the Fox Engine, the visuals have seen a huge upgrade. See the rain splash as players slide in to win possession, or the turf kick up as you strike the ball into the top corner. New night-time lighting and real turf textures are among some of the many improvements.
  • Dynamic Weather – For the first time in the PES series, dynamic weather has been introduced, with the chance of rain starting during the game. Combined with the ever more realistic ball physics, the rain changes how the game can be played with passes speeding up, and less skilled players likely to struggle with trapping. The defender taken by the 1-on-1 will also be more likely to slip and fall due to incorrect studs or blades. This feature is applied to all offline modes including the Master League, and is an important element to decide the outcome of the match.
  • Human Motion – Seeking to humanize player movement, 3x new animations have been added to bring the in-game superstars to life. Goalkeepers have seen an abundance of save animations added, while outfield players shoot, pass, dribble and tackle with incredible variety depending on the situation. Players complain when a foul isn't given, or lament a teammate when a pass isn't made when in open space. The new 1v1 control also benefits from this, with players being able to fool their opponents with shimmies and feints that can result in causing the opposing player to lose his balance and fall in the wrong direction!
  • New Ball Physics – The past few years has seen the series make huge advancements in ball physics, and for PES 2016 new levels of realism have been reached. Each spin, bobble and ricochet has been calculated using real ball physic data, helping keep every moment in every game unique and unpredictable.
Quality Improvements
  • myClub – Since the launch of the mode in PES 2015, myClub has been updated on a weekly basis, and has been further improved based on user feedback for PES 2016. The enhancement will introduce player level systems, and players exclusive to the mode. Use GP acquired through matches or myClub coins to experience realistic club management combined with players to strive to be stronger in your squad. Choose the manager, consider coaches, and build the strategy based on what you aim with your team. Build Your Team, Create Your legacy!
  • Dynamic Wide Camera Angle – The new angle gives you a larger field of vision, allowing you to better plan and adjust your players to compete in aerial battles, or see the intelligent runs being made thanks to Intelligent Player AI. Depending on where the ball is on the pitch, the camera will tilt and pan accordingly to make sure the user has the best view possible during the match.
  • Commentary – New commentators have been introduced for both UK and Germany, with Peter Drury and Marco Hagemann joining the PES team. A wealth of new lines and specific stories have been recorded dedicated for Master League, responding to player transfers, player growth and team performance.
  • PS4 Image Importing – Edit mode is synonymous with the PES series, and further updates have been made to this hugely popular mode. PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 users are now able to import images into the game, thus perfectly replicating any team kit or emblem the user wishes - including managers.
Pre-Order Content


PES 2016 will also exclusively retain its use of the UEFA Champions League club competition, which was announced recently. This new three-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 iconic Master League mode

Further details of PES 2016’s content – including a rewards program for current myClub users crossing over this year – will follow, with new information and screenshots released at E3 next week.

"PES 2016 will be the best game in the series," explained Erik Bladinieres, European Brand Director of Football, Konami Digital Entertainment. "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 with PES 2016 we 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!"

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Member Comments
# 1 RoyceDa59 @ 06/12/15 09:46 AM
I had a feeling it would come out earlier this year but a week earlier than Fifa, that is surprising last time that happened we got PES 2013. Also image importing on the PS4 is HUGE, hopefully we can share option files.
 
# 2 TexasFan2005 @ 06/12/15 10:07 AM
Dynamic weather, new commentary team, and PS4 image importing. It's already 1000x better.
 
# 3 TemplateR @ 06/12/15 10:16 AM
Now, we need is a proper PC port and not a hybrid!!!!
 
# 4 Dogslax41 @ 06/12/15 10:59 AM
Wow. They actually list the major area that 2015 was deficient. If they execute on their improvement claims than this is going to be a very good game. On pitch 2015 was fantastic but I lost interest because I couldn't edit teams on PS4 and didn't want to deal with PC. 2014 was decent because I played on PC and edited everything but lost interest because Master League was extremely dull. My favorite thing to do in PES is to edit the entire premier league and create a custom team with kits designed using photoshop and take the default master league squad through a really deep and engaging master league. The past three years I have not been able to do that due to the design choices by konami. Sounds like this year all that may be put together into one game. After FIFA lost me as an avid Ultimate Team player with their poor process decisions mid year it would be nice if Konami can fill that opportunity just in time.
 
# 5 Turbojugend @ 06/12/15 11:02 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve_OS
[*]PS4 Image Importing
Sold. [10char]
 
# 6 jpollack34 @ 06/12/15 11:04 AM
Proper PC port and I'm all in Konami.

And put it up on Steam right away so we can preorder/preinstall.
 
# 7 Review @ 06/12/15 11:16 AM
Already looks better than last years effort which was a good game. Still waiting for gameplay vids and more info on PS4 image importing. I have a feeling that there will be some restrictions


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# 8 Turbojugend @ 06/12/15 11:31 AM
PS4 image importing is gonna be awesome. The thing is, we still may without option file transfers, meaning you're going to have to import every club logo and sponsor yourself. For me that's fine, I actually enjoy the editing process. But for those who want to grab a file and install it in ten minutes, it's possible that this still may not be an option with PES 2016.
 
# 9 RyanLaFalce @ 06/12/15 11:45 AM
I've never owned any soccer game ever, BUT I might have to budge on this game.

Also, what exactly does the image importer mean?
 
# 10 Peter_OS @ 06/12/15 11:57 AM
Love the feature list!
 
# 11 RoyceDa59 @ 06/12/15 12:08 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by RyanLaFalce
I've never owned any soccer game ever, BUT I might have to budge on this game.

Also, what exactly does the image importer mean?
PES lacks official licensing/Kits & Emblems for certain teams in game example Chelsea & Liverpool may be named London FC & Merseyside Red. The image importer will allow us to include teams real kits via through jpeg images. Look at this thread for an example : http://www.pesgaming.com/showthread.php?t=95952
 
# 12 talucchesi @ 06/12/15 12:10 PM
"Intelligent Player AI - 2-3 player combination play will be available via the improved concept of team strategy, which depends on the type of tactic you set for your team. Players are no longer reliant on manually triggering a one-two, with teammates intelligently running off passes into space." Sold.


"Celebration Control – 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." Sold!

"Response times have been improved, allowing players to manoeuvre in tight situations. This also benefits the upgraded feint moves that allow sudden directional change that can cause defenders to lose their balance. The 1on1 situations now offer a great leap in exciting table-turning outcomes. Just as the real pitch offers opportunities for those brave enough to perform, in PES 2016 players can pull off precise action, manoeuvre flexibly and pull away from the defender. Technique and timing can see a defender lose his balance, and creates great chances just as you pictured." Sold!!

"PS4 Image Importing" *Bows down*

If the execution is there with all of these features.....
 
# 13 RyanLaFalce @ 06/12/15 12:14 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by RoyceDa59
PES lacks official licensing/Kits & Emblems for certain teams in game example Chelsea & Liverpool may be named London FC & Merseyside Red. The image importer will allow us to include teams real kits via through jpeg images. Look at this thread for an example : http://www.pesgaming.com/showthread.php?t=95952
That sounds pretty awesome actually.

And again, I've never owned PES or FIFA, but is there a share a team feature or create a team feature in PES?
 
# 14 ZO @ 06/12/15 12:28 PM
It sounds like a check list, created off my wish list. Now here is to hoping they come through with all this, and its actually good, and everything works as stated. I'm now excited for this game knowing ML has been overhauled.
 
# 15 ZO @ 06/12/15 12:30 PM
Also it says:

Commentary – New commentators have been introduced for both UK and Germany,

Does that mean here in the US version we get the same old garbage?
 
# 16 RoyceDa59 @ 06/12/15 12:33 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by RyanLaFalce
That sounds pretty awesome actually.

And again, I've never owned PES or FIFA, but is there a share a team feature or create a team feature in PES?
You can create a team but as for sharing a team the verdict is still out on this one well at least for PS4 version, on the PS3 you can do this no problem. Also noticed nothing said about Image importing on the X1, thats unfortunate for X1 fans.
 
# 17 RoyceDa59 @ 06/12/15 12:34 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZO
Also it says:

Commentary – New commentators have been introduced for both UK and Germany,

Does that mean here in the US version we get the same old garbage?
They wouldn't do that to us NA fans would they?
 
# 18 jaa1980 @ 06/12/15 12:42 PM
Is PES finally back on this console generation, they lost me on xbox one so far. Is there full editing and option files? that will be essential.
 
# 19 KennyJ1976 @ 06/12/15 01:58 PM
The only thing I was let down by this news is there was no mention of new licenses acquired or the possible return of a stadium editor. But all of that will come later, very impressive KONAMI! This game seems like night and day when compared to PES 2015. Hopefully everything works out and if it does, FIFA better watch their back.
 
# 20 RayRay34 @ 06/12/15 02:24 PM
No love for me on the Xbone. I was okay having to deal with generic kits this year but the fact that the PS4 gets additional things like image importing and deluxe editions means I'm going to have to go with FIFA this year.
 

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