Eidos Announces Championship Manager 5 for Playstation 2 And Xbox
No.1 Selling Football Management Game Makes Its PlayStation 2 Debut
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 2, 2004--Eidos (LSE:EID.L, NASDAQ:EIDSY), one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, announces that the number one selling football management series Championship Manager is to appear on Xbox and, for the first time ever, PlayStation 2. Championship Manager 5, the latest instalment in the series, will be released in spring 2005 on both formats. The game is being developed by Gusto Games.
Championship Manager was first released in 1992 and the series has now sold more than 5 million copies worldwide. Championship Manager 4 is the UK's fastest-selling PC game, having sold 124,627 copies in its first week of sale in March 2003. The PC version of Championship Manager 5 will be released in October 2004.
Championship Manager 5 lets you choose a club and manage it to glory, dealing with everything from transfers and training, to tactics and the media. The action can be viewed via a 2D match engine enabling you to make tactical decisions as the game unfolds. Championship Manager 5 is the closest thing to real-life football management.
Jonathan Kemp, European managing director of Eidos says:
"This is a great opportunity for us to build upon the phenomenal success of the Championship Manager brand by taking it to a whole new audience. We have long been aware of the great demand among PlayStation 2 owners to experience the world's most successful and realistic football management game. Our new technology being developed for Championship Manager 5 has been designed in a way to enable a faithful recreation of the Championship Manager experience on PlayStation 2 and Xbox."
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