FIBA Basketball Manager 2008, the new offering in sports management titles from XIDER Games, has been officially endorsed by FIBA, the International Basketball Federation and world governing body for basketball. FIBA’s involvement brings added realism to the game due for launch later this year.

Make your mark in the world of basketball and prove to everyone that you have got what it takes to lift your team to the top of the table. Bring in the best players and sponsors to attract the best audiences and plan your attack by checking out the opposition with a detailed breakdown of team and player statistics; plan player strategy and court formation with the aid of sophisticated layout and court graphics.

Play in League, European Championship and World Championship mode and choose from FIBA licensed original national team players such as Yao Ming, Manu Ginobili and Dirk Nowitzki. Now hire the best support staff in the form of doctors, coaches, psychologists and talent scouts to keep your team fighting fit and ready for action.

FIBA Basketball Manager 2008 contains vivid motion capturing animations and sophisticated 2D and 3D graphics that are certain to add hype and adrenalin as your team looks destined to become champions of the courts.

Publisher: XIDER Games

Developer: Hexarts / Prime Games

UK Distributor: Pinnacle Software

Official web: www.XIDER-games.com

Release date: Q3 2007


PEGI: 3+

Format: PC CD-Rom

Genre: Sports Management


XIDER is a division of bhv Software GmbH&Co.KG, an international software publisher for over 20 years based in Germany. Throughout 2007, XIDER is launching a number of role-play, adventure, racing, sporting and combat games targeting all age groups. The games are available on PC or Nintendo DS platforms. www.XIDER-games.com

About FIBA

FIBA, the world governing body for basketball, is an independent association formed by 213 National Federations of basketball throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Its main upcoming events are the 2007 FIBA Zone Continental Championships that will qualify for Beijing 2008, the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments (to take place in the summer of 2008) and the FIBA World Championships for Men and Women, held every four years. The 2010 FIBA World Championship will be played in Turkey. www.FIBA.com

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