The Barcelona star is officially set to be the cover star of Konami's 2016 edition of Pro Evolution Soccer, as announced by Konami ahead of the game's official reveal on June 12th.
Konami's European Brand Director of Football, Erik Bladinieres, said the following.
"Neymar Jr. is a player that perfectly fits the PES brand, and what we want to achieve. His unique qualities and the ability to surprise goes hand in hand with the gameplay experience in PES 2016. In our anniversary year we want to celebrate the past, while look forward to the exciting future of the brand. We'll do this with Neymar Jr. leading our campaign."
"This is a real honour for me to be cover star for PES 2016," added Neymar Jr. "The series has long been praised for its sheer level of control and utter realism and I am delighted to be working with such a talented team as Konami. I am fascinated by the huge amount of work involved in putting together the game and ensuring the world’s top players look and play just like the real things, and cannot wait to see myself in action as soon as possible."
Those who pre-order the game ahead of release will also receive Neymar as an exclusive reward for them to utilise in their myClub - Pro Evolution Soccer's customised team building mode.
Konami also released a teaser trailer for the game, in order to build additional excitement for the unveiling of the game this Friday.