In June the UEFA EURO 2016 competition officially kicks off and national teams from all around Europe will compete to see which of them is the best at football. The likes of England, Spain and World Cup winners Germany will be competing in France in what will be the biggest football competition of the year.
To celebrate, next month, Konami will begin selling special versions of Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 – as an all in one package that includes the base version of PES 2016 or a standalone version that just includes the EURO 2016 content. But for those who already own a copy of the popular footie sim, the PES 2016 Data Pack 3 update is now available, adding the EURO 2016 content for free. Find out more after the break.
PES 2016 Data Pack 3 Released
The biggest features of PES 2016 Data Pack 3 are its new licensed teams and kits (including kits worn by match officials). 15 national teams who are taking part in EURO 2016 will be “fully licensed”, including Wales, Portugal, England, Germany, France and Italy. The newly announced kit designs of England, Turkey, Croatia, Portugal and France will also be updated (as free DLC) before the tournament begins.
Overall, nine teams out of the full 24 EURO 2016 lineup have not been licensed and the Stade de France is also the only licensed stadium. The lack of some EURO 2016 licenses is a serious point of frustration, but at least the biggest teams in the tournament are covered.
European and South American club kits are getting tweaks too. In Europe, that includes Italian League sides Udinese and Empori, Dutch Eredivise teams FC Groningen and Willem II, La Liga sides Espanol and Eibar and 10 Liga Adelante teams. Also, FC Groningen, Marseilles, Sporting Lisbon, and AS Saint-Etienne’s UEFA Champions League kits will be in the game. In South America, meanwhile, 14 Brazilian and Argentinian team kits will be updated, including Flamengo, Corinthians, and Union de Sante Fe.
PES 2016 Data Pack 3 also introduces 199 player faces for “photo-realistic likenesses” and in a blog post, Konami also explains that “Player ID will also boast refinements to ensure that individual players boast the same movements and ability of their real-life counterparts, while the Team ID system will ensure that teams line up in their favoured formations and playing patterns.”
Moreover, Data Pack 3 updates the ratings of over 1400 players in PES 2016’s online and offline game modes in order to “reflect their overall mid-season performances”. Other additions include new boots and balls (such as NIKE’s Hypervenom Phantom II and the official EURO 2016 ball) so look out for those too.
PES 2016 Data Pack 3 is now available to download on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.