New York (October 28, 2004) – Stateside soccer fans can now experience an international match on U.S. soil as Codemasters today announced that Manchester United Soccer 2005 is now shipping to select retail outlets nationwide for PC-DVD. Now American enthusiasts can experience what it is like to bring home a championship with the boys from “across the pond.”
Manchester United Soccer 2005 puts fans on the field and alongside turf heroes Roy Keane, Wayne Rooney, Alan Smith, Ruud van Nistelrooy, and Cristiano Ronaldo. All players look and sound authentic and play with power, pace and precision identical to that of a real “Red Devils” match.
"The international support for Manchester United is massive and only growing in the United States. We want to provide the American fan base with a sporting experience they might never get to witness outside of a television screen," said Marc Bennett, North American President, Codemasters. "Manchester United Soccer 2005 offers fans a closer look at what skills make up this revered club and allows players to hone their own by using tools like the Precision Trigger while competing in fast action and responsive game play."
Manchester United Soccer 2005 houses the latest skill moves, including the Quick 135-degree pass, dummies, fakes, positioning adjustment and more. Whether streaking down the field, faking the striker or jumping up for a header, all plays are instantaneous and accurate.
"I've been playing video games for ages, it's great be in featured in one - especially the club's own game,” said Wes Brown, defender, Manchester United. “The graphics are very realistic - everyone in the team was computer modeled and very pleased how it's turned out. I'll be playing this through the season."
For the ultimate Manchester United Soccer 2005 experience, true fans can play as themselves with the Player Editor and choose facial, hair and body features that closely resemble them – even have their name put on the back of the jersey.
Manchester United Soccer 2005 is now available for PC-DVD and is rated E for Everyone, with a suggested retail price of $19.99. For more information about the game visit www.codemasters.com/manutdsoccer.
Manchester united soccer 2005 Key Features:
Ã‚Â° Faster action and animation delivers instantaneous game play
Ã‚Â° New skill moves such as the Quick 135-degree pass
Ã‚Â° Precision Trigger? feature allows players to coordinate shots with precision
Ã‚Â° More than 250 European clubs in addition to Manchester United
Ã‚Â° Career mode which allows fans to customize, develop and improve their player
Ã‚Â° Club Album section with official team memorabilia including exclusive behind the scenes videos and photos
Ã‚Â° Practice mode for honing shooting, passing, crossing and other skills
Ã‚Â° Player Focus? option for ultimate single player control
Ã‚Â° Short term scenarios to keep even the best player on their toes
Note: Manchester United Soccer 2005 is titled Manchester United Club Football 2005 outside of the United States.
Codemasters is a global interactive entertainment company with offices in New York City, England, France, Spain, Holland and Germany. Founded in the UK in 1986, Codemasters publishes award-winning software for the PC, next generation video game consoles and online gaming. Codemasters develops original titles such as Operation Flashpoint (PC Game-of-the-year) and ToCA Race Driver, as well as games based on top licensed properties including American Idol, MTV Music Generator and IndyCar Series. Additional information about Codemasters and its products can be found at www.codemasters.com .