Manchester United Soccer 2005 Coming to North America

Codemasters confirmed that Manchester United Soccer 2005, a game which lets fans of the famous UK football club to join the team and play alongside field legends Roy Keane, Wayne Rooney, Alan Smith, Ruud van Nistelrooy, and Cristiano Ronaldo, will be available in the United States this October on PC-DVD. Manchester United Soccer 2005 features a practice mode for honing shooting, passing, crossing and other skills, short term scenarios to keep even the best player on their toes, over 250 European clubs in addition to Manchester United, a career mode which allows fans to customize, develop and improve their player and more (check full story for details and first screenshots).
CODEMASTERS SHOOTS AND SCORES WITH MANCHESTER UNITED SOCCER 2005 The Pride of UK Soccer Coming to U.S. on PC-DVD New York (Sept. 30, 2004) – Soccer fans should lace up their cleats and warm up as Codemasters today confirmed that Manchester United Soccer 2005 will hit the United States this October on PC-DVD. Now one of Europe’s most elite teams will give American soccer fans a taste of what its like to play at the team’s home ground, Old Trafford. Manchester United Soccer 2005 lets fans join the team and play alongside field legends 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 match. "Manchester United is one of the most popular sports teams in the world with over 52 million fans. With an exploding fan base of 4.2 million in the U.S. we are very excited to bring this title to the U.S. market for the first time," said Marc Bennett, Codemasters President of North America. "Manchester United Soccer 2005 offers fans a truly immersive soccer experience with incredibly detailed character models, innovative control features like the Precision Trigger, and an advanced animation system that allows for faster action and more responsive gameplay." Under the direction of manager Sir Alex Ferguson, gamers can choose to play classic, Career and Practice matches in hopes of honing skills that could lead the club to the top of the Premiership, similar to 1998-1999 “Treble” victory of the Premier League, the FA Cup and the European Cup. 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. 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 will launch this October for PC-DVD. For more information about the game visit www.codemasters.com/manutdsoccer. Manchester united soccer 2005 Key Features: ° Faster action and animation delivers instantaneous gameplay ° New skill moves such as the Quick 135-degree pass ° Precision Trigger? feature allows players to coordinate shots with precision ° Over 250 European clubs in addition to Manchester United ° Career mode which allows fans to customize, develop and improve their player ° Club Album section with official team memorabilia including exclusive behind the scenes videos and photos ° Practice mode for honing shooting, passing, crossing and other skills ° Player Focus? option for ultimate single player control ° Short term scenarios to keep even the best player on their toes ABOUT CODEMASTERS 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 .