Although the first Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 update was a mess (the rosters were incomplete), the team behind the game did a bang up job with Data Pack 2. DP2, which was released in December, added a variety of new content to the game including the Maracana Stadium and 51 player likeness for players such as Fernando Torres and Kevin de Bruyne.
In addition to DP2, however, the game’s publisher Konami revealed that PES 2016 would also be adding some EURO 2016 DLC. Also available as a standalone version of the game, PES EURO 2016 adds a handful of licensed teams ahead of the real-world event that kicks off in June. Find out more after the break.
PES 2016 EURO 2016 DLC Release Date
24 teams will be involved in the EURO 2016 tournament and of these, 15 of these teams will be “fully licensed” in PES 2016. These teams include: England, Wales, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovakia, Iceland, Turkey, Albania, Northern Ireland and France which will feature “the latest strips and authentic player faces”. Full “iconography and presentation” elements will also be available, along with the Stade de France, which is the location of the EURO 2016 final.
As for how PES 2016 players can get their virtual hands (or, rather, feet) on the EURO 2016 content, those who already own the game on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 or PC will get it for free. Those who don’t already own PES 2016, however, will be able to buy an “official UEFA EURO 2016 game” either digitally or physically from April 21 – though the physical version of the EURO 2016 game also comes with the base PES 2016 game.
Unfortunately, Konami hasn’t disclosed the price of the digital and physical releases of the EURO 2016. With licensing incomplete as 9 teams out of the 24 are not fully licensed, we can’t imagine that the price would be too high. Though, those who are unconvinced will at least be able to test out some of that EURO 2016 content for free via various myClub promotions (including Euro Special Agent) as PES 2016 myClub is a free to play, myClub mode-only, version of the game.