Konami Digital Entertainment has announced that Adriano – the renowned Brazil and Inter Milan striker – is to be the pan-European face of the eagerly-awaited Pro Evolution Soccer 6.
Adriano is one of the most respected front men in the modern game, with his tremendous pace and skill making him one of football’s most dangerous strikers. Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1982, Leite Ribeiro Adriano started his career for Brazilian league club Flamengo, before signing for Inter Milan a year later. He made his international debut for Brazil against Colombia in 2000, and has been a permanent fixture after the WC’ 02. His honours include Copa America, Copa Italia (twice) and Confederations Cup winners medals. In this last one, in 2005, he also won the Golden Ball and the Golden Boot for his five goals in the competition.
The signing of Adriano comes as Konami brings the much-loved Pro Evolution Soccer 6 to new formats for the first time. In addition to the PlayStation 2, PC-DVD and PSP versions, Konami will also be releasing versions for Nintendo DS and Xbox 360 in the autumn.
The addition of Brazilian legend Adriano to the Pro Evolution Soccer 6 team also confirms Konami’s commitment to working with the best talent in the modern game. Adriano will appear on the game packaging all across Europe, with additional local players to be announced shortly. “I am really looking forward to working with Konami on what everyone knows to be the most realistic football game around,” the striker said. “Pro Evolution Soccer 6 is known worldwide for its quality and I am delighted to be associated with such a fine series.”
“Adriano is rightly regarded as a player with skill, pace and passion – all key elements to success in Pro Evolution Soccer 6,” commented Martin Schneider, European Marketing Director for Konami Digital Entertainment. “We are very excited to be working with such a talent, and further new signings will be announced in the coming weeks.”