PES 2016’s UEFA Euro 16 expansion releases free in March, features just 15 licensed teams and one stadium

Euro 2016

Konami are releasing a UEFA Euro 16 expansion for free for on March 24 for anyone who already owns PES 2016.

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For some reason, this officially licensed DLC features 24 teams, but only 15 of them are officially licensed.England, Wales, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovakia, Iceland, Turkey, Albania, Northern Ireland and hosts France are all licensed, leaving nine teams missing out, including Russia, Poland and The Republic of Ireland.

The licensed teams will feature the likeness of players, the kits and playing styles, but the unlicensed teams will miss out – although Konami say individual playing styles will still be replicated by the Player ID and Team ID systems, which is nice.

“All eyes will be on France as Europe’s most prestigious international competition gets underway in June, and we are delighted to present the official game of the UEFA EURO 2016 tournament,” stated Erik Bladinieres, European brand director of football for Konami Digital Entertainment. “With such a high standard of football on show, only the PES series could truly recreate it in all its glory.

“Our team is committed to building a game that matches the pace, skill and excitement of the competition, and introducing its depth and entertaining gameplay to a new wave of fans. Our existing PES fans are the most enthusiastic and committed of any football title, and we are delighted to be giving them the UEFA EURO 2016 content absolutely free, while our accompanying online and myClub promotions will ensure this will be a summer of football to remember.”

The Stade de France, which hosts the Euro final in July, is the only stadium available in the free expansion.