Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 North American Cover Art Revealed

The North American exclusive cover art for Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 has been revealed. It features Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior and Cristiano Ronaldo as its pair of cover athletes.

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is pleased to announce that Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, Santos’ main striker player, is joining Cristiano Ronaldo as featured cover athlete for Pro Evolution Soccer 2012, set to release on America on September 27th. Both players embody the many advances the game offers thsi year. The cover will be an America-exclusive, being distributed on USA and Latin America territories, in order to better appeal to such a selected audience.

Neymar’s minutes were decisive for Santos in the Copa Santander Libertadores, in which the Brazilian team came out as the champion, in a stellar match against Peñarol (from Uruguay). Since Neymar is one of the most electric and well respected Brazilian soccer player at the age of 19, as well as an already known presence on Pro Evolution Soccer 2012, Konami has decided to put him on the cover of the franchise’s new iteration.

PES 2012 gives the user more control than any other football title, with all-new AI elements and off-the-ball control creating a game where the user can move players into dangerous areas during set pieces, or control second player to create space or make runs using the new Teammate Control system.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 is slated for release on September 27 in the United States for PlayStation®3, Xbox 360® and Windows PC. Release dates for Wii, PlayStation®2 and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) versions of Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 will be announced shortly.

Check out the cover art for all three versions of the game in our gallery.