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It's the free transfer of the summer! LMA Manager 2007 playable demos for PC and Xbox 360 take to the pitch

Experience the highs and lows of professional football management with demos of LMA Manager's next generation editions

Get in some pre-season training before it really starts to matter as Codemasters launches playable demos of LMA Manager 2007 for both the PC and the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

Ahead of the full game's launch on September 22nd, the PC demo is now available to download from www.codemasters.co.uk/lma2007. The Xbox 360 demo is available as a free download on Xbox Live Marketplace.

The fully-featured PC demo gives prospective managers a half-season run in the hot seat of a top division club from the game's featured English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch or Portuguese playable leagues. Then build your squad, train them and see how far they can get in the space of 6 months. Some professional managers don't even get that long!

In the Xbox 360 demo, players take charge of Liverpool in a prestigious European tie with Inter Milan at the new Wembley Stadium. This is a must-see spectacle in its own right, as the real life stadium is still under construction.

The demo starts on the match day screen where managers can tweak the squad and decide on their match-winning tactics before kick-off. Then, as the match plays out in the next generation of LMA Manager 's acclaimed interactive 3D Match engine, bring on substitutes, make cunning tactical changes and yell at the players on the pitch from the touchline with the dugout shouts feature.

Says John Jennings, Executive Producer of LMA Manager 2007 :

"As the series moves to new formats it's great to be able to give players the first opportunity to experience LMA Manager 2007 's massively expanded content, depth of play, unique rich visuals and interactive 3D match ahead of launch."

LMA Manager 2007 launches for the Xbox 360 (Hard Drive not required), PC and PlayStation 2 on Friday, 22nd September. At launch, Codemasters will update the game further with a free stats download featuring all the latest season data. The download will be available online, via Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation 2 Net for the appropriate formats.

For all the latest on LMA Manager 2007 , including videos and the PC playable demo, head over to the game's microsite at www.codemasters.co.uk/lma2007

NOTES -

To access the demo via Xbox Live Marketplace the Family Settings option on Xbox 360 must be off. LMA Manager 2007 is PEGI rated 3+

A playable demo of the PlayStation 2 edition will run on Official PlayStation 2 magazine's cover disc in November.

ABOUT LMA MANAGER 2007

The best-selling console football management series leaps the generations for its most powerful, comprehensive edition. A thorough evolution for the series, LMA Manager 2007 utilises a new database engine, a Transfer Market system with even greater depth and delivers the match day action in a stunningly realistic real-time 3D match.

· Updated player databases plus keep your game updated with a free online download once the game is released.

· More content than any LMA Manager game previously - now including teams from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia.

· More football information than ever - over 1000 teams to manage or pick transfers from.

· The most detailed and atmospheric 3D Match ever - every decision counts as you watch your matches in incredible detail.

· Interactive TV station 'Football One' making your virtual football world seem even more realistic than before.

· View far more data than ever before and store full player and manager histories for up to 20 massive seasons!

· Analyse full match reports for every game played - get the low-down on how your rivals are performing.

· Create-a-manager - see yourself manage from the touchline.

Titling note:

International editions "LMA Manager 2007" are titled: F.C. Manager 2007 (France), BDFL Manager 2007 (Germany), Manager de Liga 2007 (Spain) and Football Manager Campionato 2007 (Italy).

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