The 1980s are back

LONDON (Marach 2011)– Beautiful Game Studios, part of Square Enix Europe is pleased to announce that the 1980s are making a comeback with Championship Manager 1980s Legends coming soon to iPhone® and iPod Touch®.

Big haircuts, home internationals, English players going abroad and mobile phones everywhere...sound familiar? The 1980s are coming back round again and now is your chance to relive the footballing decade your way.

With Championship Manager 1980s Legends, prospective managers are able to change history as they take over some of the biggest teams from the decade, with all the players to match. Packed with a database featuring thousands of players from the 1980s you really will be able to build your dream team of the decade. Will you be able to tear Lineker away from Leicester City before Everton do? Or will Glenn Hoddle’s long passing skills attract you to make a bid for him?

Championship Manager 1980s Legends also features illustrated news stories from throughout the decade, as they happened. With multiple start dates, you can chose exactly when you want to drop into the decade of big hair and tiny shorts.

“It’s almost like the 1980’s never went away - Kylie Minogue is still releasing songs, there’s another royal wedding,  talent shows are on prime time television and King Kenny’s back at Liverpool. It’s like we never left the decade behind,” said Roy Meredith General Manager, Championship Manager.“ 1980s Legends lets you take that revival one step further and manage some of the greatest names in football, back in a decade when football was about mullets and mud. With 1980s styled visuals you really will immerse yourself in the era.”

Championship Manager 1980s Legends is due for release in March, and will follow on from the popular Championship Manager 1970s Legends which is available now from the App Store.

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About Beautiful Game Studios

Beautiful Game Studios is the developer behind the renowned Championship Manager series publishing across multiple platforms including PSP®, iPhone, PC and more. Focused on bringing the most popular sport in the world to consumers across various platforms utilising new and innovative technology. More information on Beautiful Game Studios can be found at: www.championshipmanager.com or to get a behind the scenes look follow us on twitter @ www.twitter.com/champman or become a fan at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Cup-Cricket/133774790010621

About Square Enix Ltd.

Square Enix Ltd., a part of the Square Enix Europe business unit, develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS TM  and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix Group. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as IO Interactive™, Crystal Dynamics TM and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 97 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 54 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER TM which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at http://www.square-enix.com/eu/en.

Championship Manager 1980s Legends, DRAGON QUEST, EIDOS, FINAL FANTASY, SPACE INVADERS, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, TAITO and TOMB RAIDER are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix Group. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, iPod touch, iPhone and Multi-Touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. 


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