Virtual Programming on Friday announced the release of
Championship Manager 2008, the latest edition of the popular football (soccer) management game for Mac OS X. The game is being released at the same time as its PC counterpart, according to Virtual Programming, and costs $39.95. A demo is available.
Championship Manager enables you to manage all aspects of a professional soccer team — the budget, which players will play on the team, what strategies and formations they’ll use and more. It’s for real soccer enthusiasts who think they know better than the managers of the teams whose games they watch.
New features in the 2008 edition include a “comprehensive data update,” with club, player, staff and competition info updated to the end of August, 2007. There’s an increase of more than 25 percent of players and staff in the database. The Australian league has been added, totaling the number of playable nations to 27.
You can now take on other Mac players in multiplayer mode, achieve managerial glory using the ProZone, an analysis tool, watch other players in the ProZone, stop, rewind and fast forward games so you can control stats, modify 32 tendencies that adjust how individual players perform during a match, and mould players in training to learn new abilities.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later, a PowerPC or Intel Mac with 256MB RAM or more, GeForce 2MX or Radeon 9200 or better 3D graphics with at least 64MB VRAM, 400MB free hard disk space and an Internet connection for product registration.