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Beneath The Ice, Sports Interactive Offer Depth, With Licenses To Thrill

NHL™ Eastside Hockey Manager 2005 to release May 27th with licenses galore!


LONDON, UK - May 5th, 2005 - SEGA Europe Ltd, is proud to reveal the complete official license list and release date for NHLTM Eastside Hockey Manager 2005, a first class, intricately detailed management game from the team behind Football Manager 2005. This year's iteration is vastly improved, and set to release for both PC and Mac on Friday May 27th across Europe. With a refreshed interface and all new features, NHLTM Eastside Hockey Manager 2005 offers a comprehensive experience for every hockey and management fan alike.

Officially licensed by the National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players' Association , NHLTM Eastside Hockey Manager 2005 will feature all key professional players and teams, offering unparalleled authenticity. Aside from the world famous NHL and NHLPA , the Sports Interactive team have also secured rights to the American Hockey League as well as the ECHL and Professional Hockey Players' Association . The Deutsche Eishockey Liga and the Slovenian league have also been added to the line-up with such leagues as the Czech Tipsport Extraliga, Slovakian ST Extraliga, Swedish Elitserien and the Canadian Hockey League making comebacks from last year's edition.

"Following the success of the game last year, we are extremely delighted to be able to announce the inclusion of a number of exciting new leagues to this year's version," commented Marc Duffy, Product Manager at Sports Interactive. "NHL Eastside Hockey Manager 2005 has one of the most comprehensive list of licenses ever seen in a hockey game, this is something that we strive for so that we create an extra level of authenticity across all of our products for the consumer."

This engrossing management simulation offers players a complete experience with over 20 playable league levels, making this a more realistic sports management than ever before. Delivering complete control, to build and shape your roster, by trading players, signing free agents and drafting new talent, all the while taking your team along the road to glory.

NHLTM Eastside Hockey Manager 2005 is slated for release across Europe on May 27th for both PC and Mac.

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About Sports Interactive

Sports Interactive (SI), the creator of the Championship Manager series, is the world's leading developer of sports management simulations. Founded in 1994 and based in Islington, North London, SI has a full-time staff of 34 and employs the services of more than 2,500 part-time researchers across the globe. Five of SI's creations are among the UK's Top 20 best-selling PC games of all time. The company's future games will be published by the global computer and video games giant, SEGA. Further information on the company is available from its website,

About SEGA Europe Ltd.

SEGA Europe Ltd. is the European Publishing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europe's web site is located at

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