PES EURO 2016 spin-off gets exclusive Welsh packaging

If Wales qualifying for their first major international tournament for 58 years wasn’t enough to trigger dancing around living rooms in Paul Bodin shirts, here’s another exciting development for England’s noisy western neighbours: Komani is releasing special Welsh packaging for Euro 2016 on PS4.

Like the standard version of the game, it’s adorned with Gareth Bale on the cover – but all text is in Welsh. And it’s also free of charge: to get it you simply visit the Konami website (opens in new tab), print off the image, cut it out, and insert in into the box over the original inlay. 

“Mae copi caled ein gêm UEFA Euro 2016 swyddogol ar werth o heddiw ymlaen, ac felly dyma rywbeth bach i ddathlu’r ymgyrch UEFA Euro 2016 y bydd Cymru’n dechrau arni cyn bo hir”, says Konami’s official announcement. “Er anrhydedd i seren y clawr, Gareth Bale, a’i gyd-chwaraewyr, mae Konami wedi llunio clawr Cymraeg y mae modd i chi ei lwytho i lawr a’i gynnwys ym mhecyn y gêm.” 

Need a translation? Thought you might: “With the physical edition of our official UEFA Euro 2016 game on sale today, here’s a little something to celebrate Wales’ forthcoming UEFA Euro 2016 campaign. In honour of cover star Gareth Bale and his team-mates, Konami has produced a special Welsh language inlay which can be downloaded and inserted into the game’s packaging.”

Rival FIFA has been in the custom covers game for a while now – for instance, you can download official FIFA 16 inlay art for 18 Premier League teams from the EA Sports website (opens in new tab). If the Welsh download numbers are good, perhaps we’ll see similar offerings for PES 2017’s licensed sides when it’s inevitably released later this year.

Euro 2016 is out now on PS4 and PS3. (And also available on those formats, plus Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC, as a free download for PES 2016.)

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