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Gareth Bale is The UEFA Euro 2016 Cover Star!

Konami have today announced that Wales and Real Madrid star, Gareth Bale, will be the cover star for their official UEFA Euro 2016 game.

Bale was an instrumental part in helping Wales qualify for this Summer’s tournament, making him a great choice to grace the cover of the physical release, coming to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 on April 21st.  Of course, existing owners of PES 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC will get the DLC free of charge later this month on March 24th.

Those who purchase the stand-alone release will also get the chance to spin Bale himself with the myClub bonuses on offer. Players will receive exclusive myClub rewards, including access to a special Ambassador Agent, seven special Euro agents giving them seven players representing the 24 qualified teams, and 10,000GP each week for 10 weeks. Erik Bladinieres, European Brand Director of Football for Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. stated:

Gareth Bale is one of the hottest properties in world football, so we are delighted that he is the face of our UEFA EURO 2016 content for PES 2016. His skill and ability make him the perfect fit for a game that will showcase the capabilities of Europe’s greatest national sides. He will be integral to Wales during the competition, and we are delighted that he will be gracing the packaging and in-game content of our UEFA EURO 2016 content.

The UEFA Euro 2016 content will feature full iconography and presentation elements from this year’s tournament, and also includes the Stade de France stadium, which hosts the final in July. From the 24 qualified teams that feature real players with hundreds of authentic player faces, 15 fully licensed teams will be included with the latest strips for England, Wales, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovakia, Iceland, Turkey, Albania, Northern Ireland and hosts France, all perfectly recreated. Squads will be fully up to date with the team playing styles perfectly replicated due to Player ID and Team ID systems.

Let us know if you think Gareth Bale is a good choice for the cover star and your overall thoughts on UEFA Euro 2016 in the comment section below.

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  • Holy Ghost

    I wonder how much konami paid for Bale to be cover star..?? I could think of a few things i would rather have spent that money on if i was konami.. Like.. Hmmm.. Lets see.. GAMEPLAY..?? What a joke konami is.. This is one of many reasons konami/pes will fail AGAIN..!!?

  • Microshade4

    I agree

  • elvir kurtovic

    i don’t agree konami is the best Pes is the best game ever Bale is good player good job konami

  • Ken Jones

    Does this game really need a cover athlete? Hell, I don’t know why you guys keep calling it a stand alone version. Konami can’t even sell it without including PES 2016 with it. That right there tells you the lack of effort Konami put into this license. What a shame.

  • Guimengo

    Neymar got 750.000 Euros for being cover and doing a couple of publicity spots, plus social media posts. Bale probably quite a lot less than that.

  • Holy Ghost

    Gimp