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Kuju calls extra time for Sensible Soccer

Kuju Entertainment to revive legendary football game for Codemasters on PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC.

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1st November 2005. Sheffield, UK. Kuju Entertainment (AIM: KUJ) today announced that it is bringing the world's best-loved football game, Sensible Soccer to PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC for UK publisher Codemasters.

Kuju's Sheffield studio has loaned key players - David and Richard Darling of Codemasters and Jon Hare (creator of the original game) to collaborate on the game design and ensure the all-new Sensible Soccer's top-town playability is retained.

Tony Kavanagh, Kuju Sheffield commented, "Sensible Soccer has always been in a league of its own. It's incredibly exciting for us to work with industry gameplay gurus David, Richard and Jon to bring this game bang up to date for the current generation of consoles. Today's gamers don't know what they've been missing."

Jon Hare, game design consultant and director of Tower Studios added, "I don't want to put the boot into the other tired old footy game licenses out there but they're becoming predictable and boring and look very slow compared to the all new Sensi that we have up our sleeves."

Universally acclaimed as the greatest footy game of all time, Sensible Soccer will return with a modern take on its zoomed out camera and truly intuitive control system, which delivers total 360-degree control over your players' kicks and movement. Visually, the game will have a distinctive new graphical style, which includes cel-shaded players with the classic enlarged heads, designed to appeal both to fans of the series and appeal to a new generation of gamers.

Sensible Soccer will come loaded with masses of teams and players, multiplayer games for up to four players, and 50 preset competitions from all over the world.

In addition to the pre-set tournaments, Sensible Soccer will feature a DIY Competition mode, which enables you to play cups, leagues and tournaments with your own competition rules. You'll also be able to create your own Dream Team in the game's Custom Career Mode and play them in any of the competitions. As you clock up the wins for your squad, you'll be rewarded with over 100 unlocks and upgrades, both useful and comedic, to customise your players with including Five Star Skill Bonuses for players and Dinner Jacket football kits!

With further special content that will celebrate the series' 15-year anniversary yet to be revealed, Codemasters will publish Sensible Soccer for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC in Q2 2006. Codemasters Mobile will simultaneously release a Sensible Soccer spin-off game for mobile phones.

Prepare for the return of banana kicks and more online at the game's websites and hook up with your future Sensi teammates in the forum at

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About Kuju Entertainment

Kuju Entertainment, one of Europe's leading independent game developers on console, PC and wireless platforms, operates four studios in the UK and has been creating top-rated games for over fifteen years. Kuju maintains specialist console/PC divisions in the action, strategy/tactical, racing and lifestyle genres as well as separate divisions for wireless development and conversion projects.

Kuju is also a leading publisher of wireless Java games. Kuju Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuju plc. Kuju plc is listed on London's AIM market (LSE AIM: KUJ).


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, Brian Lara Cricket 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

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