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PES 2016 to be playable at gamescom

Posted at 3:31 pm | Monday, 13 July 2015

For the very first time, PES 2016 will be available for the public to play at next month's gamescom expo.

Kicking off on August 5, the five-day event will see hundreds of thousands of gaming fanatics head to Cologne to be part of - what most call - the largest gaming event in the world.

Last year, where PES 2015 won 'Best Sports Game', saw over 335,000 visitors attend the event - and after labelling PES 2016 as the 'most realistic and outright fun' title of the entire Pro Evolution Soccer series, Konami will be hoping to retain the crown for a second successive year.

Read on for the full press release or go here to buy your tickets for gamescom 2015.

KONAMI presents METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN and PES 2016 at gamescom

Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. has announced its highlights for this year’s gamescom, as the publisher showcases the eagerly-awaited METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN and PES 2016 at the Cologne event.

The games represent huge advances in the action and sport genres, and celebrate their world premieres at gamescom in Cologne as they are shown in playable form to a public audience for the very first time at KONAMI’s stand (hall 7.1 / B030).

In METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN, the million-selling series takes a giant stride and sets a new standard in stealth-action. A huge, open world setting sees the series’ famed sneaking elements greatly expanded, while a host of new characters – both allies and enemies – tell a story driven by revenge as franchise protagonist Big Boss enters a series of battlefields following the deaths of his colleagues. METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN is brought to vivid life with realistic weather patterns and day/night cycles. Thus, players can adapt their tactics to match the changing environment, creating an intuitive and non-linear gameplay experience.

PES 2016 marks the series’ 20th anniversary season and celebrates its landmark achievement via the new tagline ‘Love The Past, Play The Future.’ The slogan heralds the series’ return to core values and a focus on the many new gameplay and presentational elements that will further establish the series as the definitive football experience. From further integration of the industry-leading Fox Engine to bring the on-pitch action to life and the full commitment to centre the product around creating the best gameplay experience. Every facet of the game has been enhanced to deliver yet another outstanding product, including the full redesign of Master League.

METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN and PES 2016 will be available for the public to play for the first time at this year’s gamescom; and that´s the kind of line-up that packs a punch,” said Martin Schneider, General Manager at Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. “KONAMI is going to present two stunning games for the current console generation at the most important consumer exhibition in the world, and further showcases KONAMI’s commitment to bringing AAA-titles to the consumer.”

METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN will be released on September 1st, and PES 2016 on September 17th. The gamescom show will be held in Cologne from August 5th-9th. Further details and information about KONAMI’s activities and presence will be announced soon.

KONAMI´s booth is located in hall 7.1/B030. The booth for business partners and media can be found in hall 4.2/B011.

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