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Championship Manager 2008 signs for Mobile

The Award-winning mobile phone game is back with all the tactical play, scouting, transfers and gameplay you could possible imagine

Eidos Interactive, one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, has announced it is to bring No.1 selling Championship Manager series to mobile phones again, with Championship Manager 2008 set for release in November.

The mobile phone version of Championship Manager 2008 will be released through Eidos New Media and is a fully featured conversion of the pioneer of football management titles. Developed by Dundee-based Dynamo Games, the mobile game features all the tactical acumen and logistics of the PC title, in a simple to navigate menu system specifically designed for mobile handsets.

Players select a team and are charged with turning them into trophy-winning heroes; Every aspect of a manager's job is covered, from using your talent scouts to spot the next young stars, transfer negotiations and mid-week training that covers everything from fitness, to positional awareness and set plays. As with the real thing, results are everything and the club's board will want to see a return on any transfer investment.

Dynamo has ensured that Championship Manager 2008 is extremely easy to navigate. A series of bespoke menu and shortcut systems akin to those used when sending SMS messages allow the player rapid access to team rosters, transfer dealings or balance sheets. Vital information such as fixture lists and team information are also available at the touch of a button. The result is a brand new iteration of the award winning Championship Manager with a new 2D match overlay.

Boasting a worldwide list of players and teams, a full transfer system and a rolling news system, Championship Manager 2008 is the most immersive mobile phone game to date and is certain to elevate the series to an even wider fan base.

Championship Manager 2008 will be released for mobile phones in November and will be available across all UK operators. Please visit www.eidos.co.uk for more information.

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About Eidos New Media

Eidos New Media is a division of Eidos Interactive Ltd, created in 2003 to focus on emerging platforms and technologies. The division has successfully launched award-winning mobile games based on a number of Eidos' intellectual properties including: Tomb Raider, Hitman, Championship Manager, and Thief along with a host of other licensed titles. Eidos New Media also distributes games through digital distribution via its own sites and partner channels as either individual consumer downloads or subscription services. In 2007 Eidos New Media acquired mobile development and content providers Rockpool Games, Ironstone Partners and SoGoPlay, online distribution specialist Bluefish Media and award-winning mobile and casual games developer Morpheme Game Studios to strengthen internal company resource and expertise.

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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