Pro Evolution 2016 is really going for FIFA 16‘s jugular. Publisher Konami has previously revealed several huge improvements for PES 2016, including new animations (there are three times more than last year), an advanced collision, and better player AI. PES 2016 even includes ‘Goal Keeper ID’, with each goalie having their own play style and personality.
Those are some pretty comprehensive improvements and should help PES 2016 put up a good fight against FIFA 16, which is promising improvements across the pitch. What will also make a big difference is the upcoming PES 2016 demo, with Konami letting players get their hands on the game just over a month before its release date.
PES 2016 Demo + Final Box Art
On their company blog, Konami announced that the PES 2016 demo will be arriving on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 13, 2015. A PC version of the demo is on the way, but Adam Bhatti, the PES’ European product manager tweeted that he just didn’t know when. More information on that should be available soon, though.
As for what the PES 2016 demo will include, it certainly offers players a solid amount of gameplay. The demo includes one German team, two Italian teams, two Brazilian teams, two international teams and a choice of two different stadiums as well. Those two Brazilian teams are most likely Flamengo and Corinthians as a new report from The Daily Mirror stated that the two teams have given Pro Evo their exclusive rights after (FIFA publisher) EA made a “very bad” offer.
Also revealed today is the final PES 2016 box art (pictured above). Previously, the cover had just been Neymar Jr. in his Brazil kit but now he’s joined by Álvaro Morata of Italian club Juventus. The gold/blue is a nice contrast but it does look a bit odd as it seems like Neymar Jr. and Morata are playing against each other. Nonetheless, at least you know what to look for when PES 2016 hits the shelves later this year.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 will be released on September 15, 2015 on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.