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Eidos Announces Release Date For Championship Manager 5 On PC

Championship Manager 5 for PC to hit retail on Friday 18th March in the UK, and Friday 1st April internationally.

For immediate release 28th February 2005

Eidos, one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, announces that the eagerly-awaited Championship Manager 5 TM will be released in the UK on Friday 18th March and internationally on Friday 1st April. PS2 and Xbox versions will follow later this Spring. The game has been developed by Beautiful Game Studios (BGS), based in North London.

Championship Manager was first released in 1992 and the series has now sold more than 5 million copies worldwide. Championship Manager 5 lets you choose a club and manage it to glory, dealing with everything from transfers and training, to tactics and the media. The action can be viewed via a 2D match engine enabling you to make tactical decisions as the game unfolds. Championship Manager 5 is the closest thing to real-life football management.

Championship Manager 5 is the most realistic and engaging version ever, using a completely new code-base which offers major advances in the match engine, tactics and training. CM5 will deliver the same depth and detail as before, yet with much faster loading and gameplay. The simulation uses multiple data sources - fan scouts, internal researchers and professional agencies including OptaTM - to ensure greater objectiveness and accuracy of data than ever before.

John Webb, Championship Manager Brand Director at Eidos says:

"Championship Manager 5 represents a major step-change for this award-winning franchise. We've responded to consumer demands and delivered a simulation with the realism and detail loved of Championship Manager yet made it much faster and more accessible. Championship Manager 5 delivers for existing Championship Manager fans plus will attract many new devotees to the brand."


For further information, please contact:

Mark Allen (PR Manager) or Roxana Daneshmand (PR Assistant) at:

Eidos, Wimbledon Bridge House, 1 Hartfield Rd, Wimbledon, London SW19 3RU

Tel: +44 (0) 20 8636 3000; Fax: +44 (0) 020 8636 3001

About Eidos

Eidos plc is one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software with a diverse mix of titles for the PC, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo GameCubeTM and the XboxTM video game system from Microsoft. For more information on Eidos and its products visit

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