Virtual Programming has announced the release of
Championship Manager 2006, a soccer (football) management-style game for Mac OS X. Available now via download for $39.95, a box version will be available in the next couple of weeks.
Published for the PC by Eidos Interactive, Championship Manager 2006 puts you in charge of a European soccer club, recruiting players, making teams, developing strategies, figuring out trades, and trying to deal with just about everything a real life football club manager is required to do.
Championship Manager 2006 features a new “Gameplan” 3D match engine, which lets you watch the pitch action like it unfolds on TV — but with more interactivity, as you can adjust tactics, player positions and formations on the fly, if need be.
A new look and navigation system is incorporated, along with updated player and competition data. A simulated world enables non-selected leagues to continue to play out their games, so you can keep track of potential new signings and top point scorers. You can haggle during trade negotiations, communicate with your squad, and even benefit from having a “mega-rich chairman” head the club.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later, PowerPC or Intel-based CPU, 256MB RAM, Nvidia GeForce2 MX or ATI Radeon 8500 or better 3D graphics, and 400MB hard disk space.