Football fans are going to be happy – the official UEFA EURO 2016 downloadable content for PES 2016 is available from today for free. That’s right, you don’t have to pay a thing! There’s also a brand new data pack available for the game which will give fresh updates to teams and players.
Data Pack 3’s kit updates will bring the latest licensed designs up to date, and includes 15 of the new kits that will premiere during the UEFA EURO 2016 competition, including those of match officials. Updated kits include hosts France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey, Iceland, Slovakia, Ukraine, Northern Ireland, Croatia, Albania, England, Portugal and Wales – the latter of which features Gareth Bale, cover star for KONAMI’s UEFA EURO 2016 content. Club kits across both Europe and South America will also be updated, from Udinese and Empoli in the Italian League, FC Groningen and Willem II in the Dutch Eredivisie, La Liga’s Espanyol and Eibar sides and 10 second-tier Liga Adelante sides. The new UEFA Champions League strips for FC Groningen, Marseilles, Sporting Lisbon, and AS Saint-Etienne will also be recreated; while 14 South American sides from the Brazilian and Argentinian sides will be updated, including Flamengo, Corinthians, and Union de Sante Fe.
PES 2016 is famed for its realism in the reproduction of players, as well as their abilities, and Data Pack 3 boasts extensive updates to the likenesses and current ratings of its roster. 199 new player faces have been produced to ensure almost photo-realistic likenesses. Many of those created are set to play pivotal parts within this summer’s UEFA EURO 2016 competition, with players from every qualified side enhanced and updated. As such, players such as cover star Gareth Bale, Dele Alli, Andriy Yarmolenko, İlkay Gündoğan and Juan Mata will boast the most detailed likenesses of any football game, while Data Pack 3 will also mirror their current form. PES 2016’s 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.
Starting today, all additions will be automatically added to those owning PES 2016 absolutely free. The recently announced kits for England, France, Croatia, Turkey and Portugal will be released as a free DLC ahead of the UEFA EURO 2016 tournament which begins June 10th.
So there’s a ton of new content for PES 2016 players to look forward to today. Fair play to Konami – they get a lot of flack on the internet for some of their business decisions, but offering all of this content for free is pretty sweet.
PES 2016 is available now on Playstation 4, Xbox One, Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.