If you're looking for a footie management sim on your iPhone, you cant do much better than Championship Manager 2010. To celebrate this Sunday's League Cup Final, Championship Manager 2010 will cost just 59p (reduced from £2.99) on the 28th…
Eidos is to release the umpteenth instalment of the hugely popular Championship Manager series in September. The release date should mean that all squad data should be up to date as the transfer deadline would have been and gone.
I don’t need to bore you all with the features of the latest version, fans of the series will know that the update will merely be an improved version of last season’s game.
What is exciting, however, is the CM Season Live feature. Starting in October, with updates every month until April, players will be able to download a patch that updates all data on the game – from 49 major leagues – in line with what’s happening real life. League tables, results, goal scorers, injuries, transfers – the whole shebang.
Players will, therefore, be able to try and beat real life managers in real scenarios. Fancy having a go at winning Serie A with AC Milan when they’re 11 points behind neighbours Inter at Christmas? You can. Or fancy having a go at keeping Spurs up when they’re deep in the mire with only a handful of games left? Not likely, but you can give it a go.
Purists of football management games will argue that Football Manager is the king of the genre but the live feature of the latest Championship Manager release may just be enough to persuade a few doubters.
Not that I’ll be able to try it out though. My ‘champs’ days are well and truly over – things came to a head with the missus a couple of years back regarding the excessive hours I was putting into my ‘career’ and I was somehow convinced to retire from the game. It was a sad day – I had built up a Busby-esque reputation within the game.
Championship Manager 2010 will be available all over the place come September as well as direct from Eidos.
Girlfriends, prepare for a long lonely summer. Championship Manager is coming to the iPhone. The life-destroying football management sim game will appear on Apple’s handset very shortly, as it’s reportedly currently going through the approvals process.
It’s not the only football management game on the handset, there’s also one called “Manage Your Football Club”, but the arrival of the best-selling franchise on the device will certainly excite fans who get cravings on the bus or in doctor’s waiting rooms.
There’s still not too much detail about what effects porting the game onto such a small device will have, but a “2D match engine” has been promised, as well as real team and player names.
(via Pocket Gamer)
The words “Championship” and “Manager”, placed adjacently, have long been enough to induce both wistfulness and fear in my mind. I was a teenage Championship Manager addict, see, and entirely blame my slightly disappointing A-Level results on my former habit.