Championship Manager PSP Releases in Time for Christmas 2005
Company: Eidos
Eidos, one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, today confirms Championship Manager on Sony PSP, will be released on December 9th, 2005.

Developed by Gusto Games, Championship Manager PSP is a fully portable version of the best known football management simulation, and also boasts a wealth of new features.

Ray Livingston, Brand Manager said; "This is great news for every football fan out there. It means that whether on a train, a sofa or at the in-laws for Christmas, you will be able to get your Champ Man fix wherever and whenever you want."

Championship Manager on Sony PSP features a realistic 2D match engine, 55 playable leagues across the top 12 footballing nations and for the first time, Quick and Challenge modes. There will also be Live Cup Draws, realistic manager options to influence your team tactics, a fully interactive transfer system with 25,000 players and it will be possible to download future data updates for transfers that take place in the January transfer window.

For a full list of the feature highlights in Championship Manager on Sony PSP please visit www.championshipmanager.com

For further information, please contact:
Chris Glover (chrisg@eidos.co.uk) or Gareth Ramsay (garethr@eidos.co.uk) T: +44 (0) 20 8636 3000

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Championship Manager © Eidos Interactive Limited, 2005. PS2, PSP and Xbox versions developed by Gusto Games Limited. Published by Eidos Interactive Limited, 2005. Championship Manager, the Championship Manager logo, Eidos and the Eidos logo are trademarks of the Eidos Group of Companies. Gusto Games and the Gusto Games logo are trademarks of Gusto Games Limited. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. All Rights Reserved.

About Eidos Interactive Ltd
Eidos Interactive Ltd is part of SCi Entertainment Group Plc (SEG) one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software.

Following the acquisition of EIDOS Plc in May 2005, the Group has a valuable combined portfolio of intellectual property including: Tomb Raider: Legend, Conflict: Global Storm, Hitman: Blood Money, Total Overdose, Commandos: Strike Force, Just Cause, Battlestations: Midway and Reservoir Dogs.

About Gusto Games
Since recently moving Eidos' hugely successful Championship Manager franchise to Sony PlayStation 2 and Microsoft's XBOX, and recently being nominated for the 'Best New European Studio of the Year' at 'Develop's Industry Excellence Awards', Gusto Games has become one of Europe's most respected independent game development studios. The studio has grown steadily since it was established in September 2003 and now boasts a head count of 22 development staff and is continuing its aggressive expansion programme. Whilst being known in the main for the completion of the Championship Manager project, Gusto Games continues to invest a great deal of time, money and effort into its original golf project for PSP, PS2, XBOX and PC.

Previous projects include the UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE franchise across PC, PlayStation and PS2, the Michael Owen's World League Soccer franchise, the official Olympic Soccer and Olympic Games franchises, as well as major titles for the LEGO brand.
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