More than 1,000 improvements and enhancements make Sports Interactive and SEGA’s tenth Football Manager the most compelling and realistic to date
Sports Interactive and SEGA Europe unveil Football Manager 2014… the most feature-packed and technically advanced release in the series’ history. Benefitting from more than 1,000 improvements and enhancements over its most recent predecessor, FM 2014 is the most realistic simulation of football management ever released.
In addition to enhanced gameplay, FM 2014 also delivers a range of technical innovations, with the game available on Linux for the first time and the introduction of ‘cloud save’ technology, which means that managers can now pursue a single career from any computer, anywhere in the world.
The FM experience is also more customisable than ever before, as the integration of Steam Workshop tools make it easy for managers to create and share customised FM content and experiences such as photo/logo packs, new and custom competitions and even tailor-made in-game challenges using the new Challenge Editor which has been incorporated into the free-to-download Pre-game Editor. Read more
Icehole games announced the release of the latest addition to its successful World Basketball Manager game series. WBM Tycoon is a completely new game mode that lets player become the owner of a basketball club and lead it to glory.
In classic WBM game the user creates his profile and starts his international career as the Manager of a basketball club, trying to become the best manager in the world.
But in WBM Tycoon the user is not only the Manager, but also the Club Owner and the Financial Manager, and he gets to create a new basketball franchise in any country he wants or take control of an existing one.
As the Club Owner the user must generate (or loan) the necessary funds in order to expand the club’s facilities, raise the financial level and improve the team’s roster in order to win titles.
And as he remains the Manager, he is still in charge of the Player’s training program and when the match day comes, he will have to select the team lineup, create the most appropriate strategy and find the way to victory by countering the opposing manager’s plans. Read more
The training bibs are off, the boots are on and the orange slices at the ready. Fish Eagle and game developer Geniaware, today launch Lords of Football available for download via www.lordsoffootball.com, Steam, Green Man Gaming, GamersGate and other leading digital vendors.
Lords of Football takes you out of the arm-chair and straight into the dugout. Take your team from Sunday league slouchers to world legends.
Take a look at the official Launch Trailer here: http://youtu.be/rwS2SI0-ZCE
Lords of Football is a whole new sports lifestyle simulator, played in God Mode. The everyday routine of football is brought to life, simulating footballers’ training to improve their skills and all the drama and real-life distractions that unfold during a normal season. With easy drag-and-drop navigation and by learning each footballer’s personality, you must oversee all your footballers and resources to bring the team up to international competition level. The game takes place in an immersive 3D world with a customisable team, and rewards success with club upgrades to expand this exciting, vibrant football simulation.
Gianluca Vialli, consultant for Fish Eagle said: “We are all really excited about the launch of Lords of Football today. It has been a long time in the making and we are really proud of the final product. The game gives users a completely unique approach to a football sim, putting them directly in the hot seat, controlling everything on and off the pitch.” Read more
Konami Digital Entertainment announced it has extended its exclusive agreement with UEFA for the use of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League competitions in its Pro Evolution Soccer series.
The publisher has also bolstered various licences for use within its forthcoming PES 2013 title, with the Spanish league licensed in its entirety, while all the clubs from Italy’s highest league are also included.
KONAMI has also sourced individual agreements with Manchester United, Bayern Munich, FC Porto, AEK Athens, Galatasaray Istanbul, Shahktar Donetsk, FC Kopenhagen, Zenit St Petersburg, CSKA Moscow, RSC Anderlecht, Dinamo Kyiv and Dinamo Zagreb among many others. Overall, 150 licensed teams are now available, with 17 more licensed national squads added, including the likes of England, Italy, Germany and France. Details on additional licences will follow. Read more
You’ve never seen a game like it! Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the world’s best footballers and current star of Real Madrid, has put his incredible soccer skills into an exciting music/rhythm game, Cristiano Ronaldo Freestyle. Released earlier in the year on iOS and Android, this exciting game is now coming to PC, in both retail and via digital download channels worldwide, courtesy of Iceberg Interactive.
The PC version of the game will launch at the start of the new football season in late August 2012. Portuguese developer Biodroid has improved the graphics, added new levels, and is including many more extra’s.
Cristiano Ronaldo Freestyle packs all of Ronaldo’s unique soccer skills and style into one amazing game. Packed with hundreds of tricks and challenges, multiple gameplay modes and set in different real-world locations, Cristiano Ronaldo Freestyle is the ultimate game to test your soccer skills to the max! Read more
Fan Debate and Social Media Campaigns Help Drive More Than 250,000 Fan Votes During Three-Week Facebook Contest
EA SPORTS announced that Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy have been selected by the fans to join Tiger Woods on the cover of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13 in North America and Europe, respectively. Their victories come on the heels of a three week voting contest that sparked debates amongst golf enthusiasts and campaigning by the world’s top golfers through their personal social media channels. During the final week of voting, Rickie Fowler defeated Bubba Watson by a final margin of 52% to 48% to win the American side of the bracket in the Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13 Match Play cover vote, while Rory McIlroy defeated Luke Donald by a final margin of 54% to 46% to win the European side.
Similar to previous EA SPORTS cover athlete votes for Madden NFL and NCAA Football, community reaction to the Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13 Match Play cover vote was overwhelmingly positive for providing fans an opportunity to decide who they think should be on the cover. Showing tremendous enthusiasm and engagement throughout the three week contest, fans cast more than 250,000 votes from over 35 countries around the world.
Sports Interactive Ltd. & SEGA Europe unveiled the latest version of their successful football management simulation series, Football Manager 2012.
Planned to be in stores before Christmas, Football Manager 2012 will once again allow you to take charge of your favourite football team and put your managerial skills to the test.
The award-winning Football Manager series has now sold in excess of 7 million copies worldwide and has topped the UK and many European PC charts for the last seven years, with over 108 weeks at no.1 in the UK to date.
“We’re delighted to finally be able to start talking about Football Manager 2012” said Miles Jacobson, Studio Director at Sports Interactive. “It’s another year of evolution, with some revolution thrown in for good measure so we’re pretty sure our dedicated communities, and hopefully lots of new people too, get to play and enjoy the game when it’s released later in the year.” Read more
Major innovations inspired by real-world football make this year’s FIFA deeper and more engaging
Electronic Arts Inc. announced that EA SPORTS has developed the Player Impact Engine, a new physics engine that will deliver revolutionary changes to the best sports videogame on the planet. Two years in development, the new Player Impact Engine inside FIFA 12 delivers real-world physicality in every interaction on the pitch. It is one of several major innovations for FIFA 12 that have been inspired by real-world football and created by the FIFA development team at EA Canada.
“The transformation FIFA 12 has undergone is revolutionary not evolutionary,” said Kaz Makita, Executive Producer for the FIFA franchise , which has won 136 videogame awards the past three years. “To create the best and most authentic FIFA game ever, we needed new technology to deliver on our vision. Fans will see, and more importantly feel, the significance of the Player Impact Engine immediately.”
The game-changing new Player Impact Engine will drive FIFA 12 on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system. Fans will experience the way real-world footballers challenge each other for the ball, win possession, and test each other physically. The Impact Engine processes decisions continuously in real-time at every point of contact on a player’s body to create an infinite variety of natural and believable outcomes in every collision. Players now feel more resilient, push and pull during the fight for possession, and recover from light challenges more easily. Read more
Pro Cycling Manager: Tour de France 2011, the latest edition of the popular sports game series, was revealed today by producer Focus Home Interactive. Below you’ll find the very first screenshots of the game, just in time for the 2011 cycling season!
These three exclusive screenshots show off some of the top features, like the improved 3D engine that powers these realistic races. New cyclist models of various shapes have been designed, reflecting the real-life stature and riding style of each competitor. The environments boast more varied scenery, landscapes, and tracks than ever before. Read more
In commemoration of the second anniversary of its launch, MMO basketball game FreeStyle, a popular game provided by a global game portal, GameKiss, added a new special character to its team members. The update is an outcome of full accommodation of opinions suggested through forums in the Website of FreeStyle.
Unlike existing special characters, the new special character ‘Garcia’ allows users to decide its position and height as they wish. And exclusive items for ‘Garcia’ will also be updated, satisfying thirst of users of GameKiss who have been demanding to have customized special characters.
As a Latin American with a concept of tough wrestler, ‘Garcia’ is a member of Rio Hot Carnival Team. Since most characters in FreeStyle are confined to Asian and North American athletes, game users around the world have been craving for characters from wider regions.
FreeStyle consists of two U.S. teams, a Japanese team, a European team and a Latin American team (new) with 24 men and 24 women ‘basic characters’ as well as 13 ‘special characters’ with different individuality. FreeStyle plans to add ‘special characters’ and teams representing more regions in the future.
Moreover, it will introduce ‘limited edition gift box items’ during the period of second anniversary events. These gift box items consists of new special costumes, which are not available in the current store of FreeStyle game, will be sold only during the period of this event. It will give a good chance for users who want to set their characters in their own unique style.
PM Roman Lee of GameKiss said, “FreeStyle is an online game that evolves steadily like a real-world basketball game. Ever diversifying demands of users are driving force that takes the game to the next level. So we are making our best effort to meet demands of users as fast as possible while monitoring their needs at the same time. We expect the second anniversary update will fully satisfy needs of users.”