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SPORTS INTERACTIVE SET TO SCORE AGAIN WITH FOOTBALL MANAGER 2012

First Details for Football Manager 2012 Revealed

Sports Interactive Ltd. & SEGA® Europe Ltd. today unveiled the latest version of their successful football management simulation series, Football Manager™ 2012. Planned to be in stores before Christmas, Football Manager 2012 will once again allow you to take charge of your favorite football team and put your managerial skills to the test.

The award-winning Football Manager series has now sold in excess of 7 million copies worldwide and has topped the UK and many European PC charts for the last seven years, with over 108 weeks at no.1 in the UK to date.

“We’re delighted to finally be able to start talking about Football Manager 2012” said Miles Jacobson, Studio Director at Sports Interactive. “It’s another year of evolution, with some revolution thrown in for good measure so we’re pretty sure our dedicated communities, and hopefully lots of new people too, get to play and enjoy the game when it’s released later in the year.”

Counting over 800 new features, not including changes to the rules of the games 50+ leagues, Football Manager 2012 promises to be the most realistic, immersive and playable football management simulation ever for any fan who has ever dreamed of making the big decisions, both on and off the field.

Key new & improved features for Football Manager 2012:

Transfers & Contracts – significant changes to the transfer and contract systems, including loyalty bonuses, better implementation of amateur and youth contracts, an improved transfer centre and the ability to lock areas of the contract negotiation when you aren't prepared to budge. This helps you to manage your budgets and gives you flexibility in what you offer money hungry players, or agents, as incentives.

Scouting improvements – using several real life scouting reports, a new in-game report has been devised which includes squad analysis, tactics information and information about goals scored and conceded alongside lots of other scouting improvements, giving you all the information you need to prepare before kick-off and throughout the season.

3D Match Improvements – new animations, a whole new crowd system, improved weather system, more stadiums, plus two brand new cameras - "Behind Goal" and "Director Cam" as well as all other camera angles being reversible - meaning you can watch and analyse every aspect of every game.

Manage Anywhere, Anytime – the ability to add or take away playable nations in your saved game as often as you want. Manage in that country at the start of the next season- meaning you don’t have to stay in the nations which are chosen by you to be playable at the start of your career.

Tone – a whole new level has been added to team talks and conversations, with the new tone system, which allows you to specify the way you want to say things – be as cool as a cucumber by saying things calmly or throw tea cups around by saying things with passion. There are 6 different tones to choose from with specific comments per tone.

Intelligent Interface – a new adaptive layout system, which means the higher your screen resolution, the more info is easily at your fingertips. The new interface also contains new filters, customisable columns, a new tactics screen, and lots of new overview screens.

Brand New Tutorial – standing separate from the main game, a mode to help new players find their way around the game easily, whilst also offering tips to experienced managers on how to get the most out of the game, as well as a new in-game “how to” system.

On top of these key innovations, there are lots of areas of the game that have had huge improvements, such as the media system, press conferences, the youth system, newgens, the social networking options, friendlies, international management and many more which will be detailed in a series of video blogs over the coming months, alongside more information about Football Manager 2012.

For further information please go to http://www.sigames.com or http://www.footballmanager.com.

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# 1 Whitesox @ 08/15/11 02:01 PM
Manage Anywhere, Anytime – the ability to add or take away playable nations in your saved game as often as you want. Manage in that country at the start of the next season - meaning you don’t have to decide on which nations are playable at the start of your career.

The above could be revolutionary!

Two things that immediately jumped out-

1. Out before Xmas. Isn't it usually out right at the end of October?

2. The manager is holding an MLS ball. Not sure why that jumped out, but it did.
 
# 2 Bruins @ 08/15/11 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Whitesox
2. The manager is holding an MLS ball. Not sure why that jumped out, but it did.
Just a regional thing. Sega.com is the US site. Sega.co.uk: http://www.sega.co.uk/fm2012/
 
# 3 ImTellinTim @ 08/15/11 03:23 PM
Day one purchase of course.

At this point SI could release a game where the screen just went to a picture of a middle finger for the next 3 years, I'd buy it and still feel like I owe them money for what I've gotten out of past versions.
 
# 4 OSUFan_88 @ 08/15/11 04:51 PM
The ability to add or take away nations makes this a day one purchase, no doubt.
 
# 5 Perceptor @ 08/15/11 06:06 PM
Must buy on the 1st day as always for me....
 
# 6 rckabillyRaider @ 08/15/11 09:28 PM
the match engine is looking better. Looks like the players are larger.
 
# 7 jesmith29 @ 08/17/11 12:22 PM
You can get FM11 for $19.95, but is it better to just wait until FM12 comes out?

The changes sound like a big improvement.

Dilemma!!!!!!!
 
# 8 Bruins @ 08/17/11 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by jesmith29
You can get FM11 for $19.95, but is it better to just wait until FM12 comes out?

The changes sound like a big improvement.

Dilemma!!!!!!!
I'd wait. I'm pretty sure I payed $20 for FM11 when it came out, anyway...
 
# 9 Whitesox @ 08/17/11 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by jesmith29
You can get FM11 for $19.95, but is it better to just wait until FM12 comes out?

The changes sound like a big improvement.

Dilemma!!!!!!!
I would suggest getting the FM 11 demo, then the FM 12 demo. It's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the game, so when you jump into FM 12 you will have some idea of whats going on.
 
# 10 Perfect Zero @ 08/17/11 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Whitesox
I would suggest getting the FM 11 demo, then the FM 12 demo. It's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the game, so when you jump into FM 12 you will have some idea of whats going on.
I'm glad you thought of this. I'm going to do just that because I've heard a lot of good things about FM11.
 
# 11 Whitesox @ 08/17/11 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Bruins
I'd wait. I'm pretty sure I payed $20 for FM11 when it came out, anyway...
Where'd you find that deal?
 
# 12 Mo @ 08/17/11 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Whitesox
Where'd you find that deal?
I got off Amazon for that price
 
# 13 rckabillyRaider @ 08/18/11 12:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Mo
I got off Amazon for that price
When it first came out? I think I payed $40 on release day.
 
# 14 Whitesox @ 08/18/11 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Mo
I got off Amazon for that price
A direct download? I believe it was 40 on Steam.
 
# 15 jesmith29 @ 08/18/11 10:17 AM
When FM11 first came out, it was $39.95 everywhere new. Over the last month, I've seen $19.95-19.99. Amazon had it for $15.95 for about one day as a special. I believe.

Downloaded the Demo, got a new laptop, and it was running well. The depth to this game is amazing and it's going to take awhile to get use to everything. 1st time playing this and I can see how addictive this will become. Even more so than PES BAL!!!!!!

Does the full game have a tutorial to explain things better?

I'm going to wait for 2012, download the demo first than get the full game.
 
# 16 Whitesox @ 08/18/11 10:34 AM
Supposedly the new game has a tutorial, but no one can really comment on its quality yet.

The best way to learn is to try, and ask questions in the FM thread.
 
# 17 Mo @ 08/18/11 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by rckabillyRaider
When it first came out? I think I payed $40 on release day.
Honestly, I cant remember if I got it on released day

Quote:
Originally Posted by Whitesox
A direct download? I believe it was 40 on Steam.
Nope, I have the disc version
 

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