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Club Football 2005 gets a whole new focus in its brand new Career Mode

See the video at www.codemasters.co.uk/clubfootball2005

Check out all the amazing changes and brand new game play features of Codemasters' beautiful game by watching the new video of Club Football 2005, now available for download.

Codemasters' Club Football 2005 range of individual team-dedicated football action games is coming this October to PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC. One of the most exciting new features in the game - that could not only totally change the way you play but put you, the gamer, right at the very heart of the on-field action - is the all-new Player FocusTM feature.

Once you've used Club Football 2005's incredibly detailed player creation tool to build a player that looks just like you, just turn him out onto the field to start building his - that's your - career. The better you play with your created player, the more career points you earn and these, in turn, can be used to upgrade his skills.

On the pitch, the optional Career Player FocusTM feature allows you to play only as your created team member, keeping to the position, running your routes, acting as a playmaker and creating chances to score. You're in the spotlight, so get in the thick of the action and show everyone what you're made of. In Career Player FocusTM the camera follows the ball, but click the Player Focus button and the camera will swing to your position on the pitch. Also, at any time, all you need to do to switch back to the traditional team-play game and camera mode, is to press the Select or Back button.

Another great feature of Career Player FocusTM is the ability to call for the ball. Hit the left shoulder button and your career player will raise his hand and make the call - but it's up to you to get yourself in the right position for the play and earn the ball.

The Club Football 2005 range will launch on October 8th for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC - see it all in action with the new video, now available from www.codemasters.co.uk/clubfootball2005

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ABOUT THE CLUB FOOTBALL 2005 RANGE

For the new season, the Club Football 2005 range is bigger and bolder with a new game engine to power faster and more responsive gameplay.

The Club Football 2005 range boasts over 20 special editions for the top UK and continental European football clubs from Manchester United Club Football 2005 to Real Madrid Club Football 2005. New English signings also include Newcastle United Club Football 2005, Tottenham Hotspur Club Football 2005 and Birmingham City Club Football 2005 (see notes for full list).

With twice the amount of official team content in each game, great skill moves and new game modes including Career, Practice and classic Scenarios, the new Club Football 2005 range will bring players even closer to the heart of the action and the heart of their team.

o Play a real game of football: Faster action and new animation system makes for incredibly responsive gameplay, plus, the new Precision TriggerTM control feature.

o More matches! Play as over 250 European clubs with 2-8 multiplayer games!

o More detailed exclusive football action, photos and videos than any other football game! Play in Domestic, European and Custom matches and tournaments, plus new game modes:

§ Career: Build and develop yourself as a custom first-team player in the new career mode and earn credits to improve skills.

§ Use the optional Career Player FocusTM to play only your man on the pitch so you have complete control over what he does. Not getting much ball action? Then Call For The Ball - your teammates will look for you to pass to; but if you're in a bad position you may be ignored!

§ Practice: Perfect your shooting, passing, crossing, dribbling and skill moves.

§ Scenarios: Putting the pressure on, it's your chance to play a part in a classic Newcastle United cliff-hanger match. These short term challenges, throws you into the middle of match, which needs real skill to rescue a win!

o Precision TriggerTM - all new precise control feature for close up play. You've got the ball - now use the Precision TriggerTM and get closer control of your player and dictate the next few crucial moves: drag the ball back or take it sideways create an extra yard, beat your man and have the space to fire your best shot at the goal before the other side does.

o Real skills: A host of new skill moves including: the Quick 135-degree pass, dummies, fakes, cancels and fine positioning adjustment.

o Double the amount of official club content! The most official, team-specific content of any football game including an exclusive and individual opening sequence, filmed at the club. All new Club Album section with masses of memorabilia to unlock through the new credit points system, including behind the scenes videos created especially for the games.

o Incredibly detailed players and stunning visual effects: The most detailed head and body modelling system enhanced with new player facial animations displaying real detail and emotional quality. A bespoke atmospheric lighting system lifts and accentuates the action on the pitch.

UK TEAMS EDITIONS IN THE PLAYSTATION 2 & XBOX RANGE

§ Manchester United Club Football 2005

§ Liverpool FC Club Football 2005

§ Arsenal Club Football 2005

§ Chelsea Club Football 2005

§ Celtic Club Football 2005

§ Rangers Club Football 2005

§ Tottenham Hotspur Club Football 2005

§ Birmingham City Club Football 2005

§ Aston Villa Club Football 2005

§ Newcastle United

NEW! PC CLUB FOOTBALL GAMES

§ Manchester United Club Football 2005

§ Liverpool FC Club Football 2005

§ Arsenal Club Football 2005

§ Real Madrid Club Football 2005

§ Borussia Dortmund Club Football 2005

§ FC Bayern Munich Club Football 2005

§ Ajax Club Football 2005

§ Marseille Club Football 2005

CONTINENTAL EUROPE PLAYSTATION 2 & XBOX RANGE:

§ Real Madrid Club Football 2005

§ Marseille Club Football 2005

§ Paris Saint Germain Club Football 2005

§ Borussia Dortmund Club Football 2005

§ Hamburger SV Club Football 2005

§ FC Bayern Munich Club Football 2005

§ Ajax Club Football 2005

§ FC Barcelona Club Football 2005

§ AC Milan Club Football 2005

§ FC Internazionale Club Football 2005

§ Juventus - Club Football 2005

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Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of best-selling interactive entertainment products for a global audience on current and future gaming platforms and channels. Established in 1986, the company's dominant brands include Colin McRae Rally, TOCA Race Driver, LMA Manager, the Club Football range and Operation Flashpoint. The company is headquartered in Southam, Warwickshire UK and maintains European operations in Germany, France, Spain, and Benelux. The company has its US headquarters in New York. More information about the company and its products is available online at http://www.codemasters.com

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