CHAMPIONSHIP MANAGER™ 2008SET FOR PRE-XMAS RELEASE

For immediate release

Eidos Interactive, one of the world’s leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, today announces that Championship Manager™ 2008 will be released on PC in the run-up to Christmas 2007.

Developed by London based Beautiful Game Studios (BGS), Championship Manager 2008 is fully updated for the 2007/2008 football season and has a completely different look with new skins, menu shortcuts and an improved user interface making it the most easily accessible title in the series to date.

The game also boasts a vastly improved match engine with improved realism, analysing each player and making them react on pitch to the action depending on what their‘real-life’ tendencies are as a footballer. For example, a player who likes to overlap and send crosses in from the by-line will try and do so as much as possible during a game. This new system creates a realistic simulation of how footballers behave in real life match situations and managers can even train individual squad members to incorporate tendencies into their match skill set.

The match engine in 3-D, now shows players jostling for position with the opposition, sliding in for tackles as well as keepers diving for the ball, adding to the realistic depiction of the match on the pitch. Furthermore following on from its debut appearance in Championship Manager 2007, ProZone is back as a fully integrated Post Match Analysis tool which isolates the key factors that decided the result of your game and provides you with the knowledge to act on the match incidents and strengthen your team for the next fixture.

For a full list of feature visit: www.championshipmanager.com

Championship Manager 2008 also still remains the fastest football management simulation on the market and has been streamlined to provide the player with a constant gameplay experience free of unnecessary delays. It also features the Australian leagues and now with a new Multiplayer mode, play with your friends and enjoy the game together on a single PC!

Championship Manager 2008 allows you to manage your football club to glory, handling everything from tactics and training to transfers. It’s the only way to experience the awesome highs and challenging lows of being a real-life football manager.

For regular information and updates visit www.championshipmanager.com.

For further information, please contact:

Chris Glover - Communications Director– Eidos Interactive

Tel: +44 (0) 20 8636 3000; chrisg@eidos.co.uk

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. Eidos consists of publishing operations across Europe and the US and several development studios including Crystal Dynamics, IO Interactive, Beautiful Game Studios, Eidos Studios Hungary, Eidos Sweden and Pivotal Games. The Group has a valuable combined portfolio of intellectual property including: Tomb Raider, Hitman, Deus Ex, Championship Manager, Carmageddon, Battlestations Midway, the Conflict series and Just Cause.

Some of the titles currently in development include: Kane&Lynch: Dead Men, Conflict: Denied Ops and Highlander.


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