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Press release (30th September 2004):

    Tantrums and teamwork – got to keep 'em happy in LMA Manager 2005!

    LMA Manager 2005 is set to take the series to the top of the league again when it launches October 22nd for PlayStation 2 and Xbox. It's a great year for the series: Codemasters will also publish Manchester United Manager 2005, as a special edition of the game and there's also a version exclusively for PC: LMA Professional Manager 2005.

    As the most extensive edition in the series' history, LMA Manager 2005 delivers more countries, leagues and trophies. The game's also packed with more official football content, including English leagues The Championship, League 1 and League 2 with all the real clubs, players, badges, and trophies, plus The Conference.

    This year your aptitude as a manager is even more important as LMA Manager 2005 also has you managing players' personalities, temperaments and even dealing with their tantrums with a new 'player-personality' system.

    In LMA Manager 2005, players have more detailed personalities. If you're to get the best out of them, there's a whole host of things that can influence a player's mood:
    • You may have fresh ideas, but if you take the reigns at a new club and immediately change established tactics, some of the old stalwarts may not be too impressed.
    • Think hard about whether it really is worth keeping hold of that teenage star striker if he's outgrown your club. If his mind's on moving to bigger things, he'll not be performing to his best for you any longer.
    • When signing a new player you'll really have to look at how he'll fit into your squad. Without any fellow countrymen at your club he could soon end up feeling pretty lonely. Madrid is a very different city to Manchester.
    • Some players really don't respond to being trained into the ground. If you get a break in the season, try giving the lads a rest and they'll appreciate you for it.
    Giving every player a real identity, you'll see how your overall decisions affect him personally. Players will let you know when they're unhappy with the way you're running the club and give you the reasons why. Then it's up to you to put it right and get the most out of your players. So, watch out, and don't go upsetting your Prima Donna striker!

    LMA Manager 2005 also lets your personality as manager come through on PlayStation 2, using the EyeToy. Hook up the EyeToy camera and take a variety of digital photos of your face showing different emotions and then, when you win awards or face the sack, it's your own smiling (or crying) face that'll be seen on the newspapers headlines! You can also keep an eye on your photos on the Performance screen and discover how the fans and the board rate you. When the grimaces start to appear, it may be time to start clearing your desk!

    Bringing all the tough decisions and ecstatic highs of professional football management to PlayStation 2 and Xbox screens, LMA Manager 2005 kicks off the new season as the essential management game on October 22nd, alongside Manchester United Manager 2005 (PlayStation 2, Xbox) and the PC edition LMA Professional Manager 2005. Follow the game and join the massive LMA Manager community online at www.codemasters.co.uk/lma2005

    Contributed by Sciere (506649) on Mar 23, 2006.

Press release (29th July 2004):

    Return of football management's boss: Codemasters confirms LMA Manager 2005 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox this autumn.

    LMA Manager 2005 – PS2 and Xbox – October 2005

    Manchester United FC Manager also confirmed as a special collector's edition.


    If you think you've got what it takes to be or beat the likes of Ferguson, Wenger, Robson and Mourinho, prepare to put your tactics to the test as Codemasters confirms that the nation's favourite console football management series will return this October with LMA Manager 2005 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox.

    Codemasters is also creating an exclusive Manchester United edition of the game: Manchester United Manager 2005 will be available for PlayStation 2 and Xbox and published simultaneously with LMA Manager 2005 [see notes for further information].

    For the new 2004/2005 season, the management gameplay reaches all-new heights as LMA Manager 2005 becomes the most extensive title in the series' history with more countries, leagues and trophies.

    LMA Manager 2005 also lets you extend your management prowess to more countries too: compete as a manager in 21 leagues as Holland and Portugal join the playable English, Scottish, French, German, Italian and Spanish leagues. Your team can also play friendlies against clubs from 32 different countries – and you can scout for players from those teams too.

    It's set to be a nail-biting season and LMA Manager 2005 comes to it armed with all the 04/05 season stats, including updated statistics for every player and all the transfers after the summer break. Management tactics and information flow are increased: You'll be able to assign secondary playing sides to players, allowing better formation and positioning and when you want to find that player you really want to sign, an all-new player search makes scouting more relevant to your needs.

    And come match day, LMA Manager 2005 is set to be more compelling with its best ever looking 3D Match with faster, more fluid animations, high detailed players and kits. Matches run real-time meaning results aren't fixed before the whistle blows; it's about how you react as the game unfolds that can make or break the result. The 3D Match's game engine is enhanced too with improved speed, all-new goalkeeper AI, a wider variety of free kicks and all of the new 'non-interference' and 'clear daylight' offside rules for the new season.

    For the first time in the series, LMA Manager 2005 will be expanded with additional game content, downloadable over Xbox Live or PlayStation 2 Net Play, after the game launches. On Xbox Live, there'll be new fantasy teams, new challenges and, on both PlayStation 2 and Xbox, all the latest player transfer data from the January transfer window will be available to download.

    The voices of LMA Manager return in style with double the number of phrases in Barry Davies' commentary, while Gary Lineker and Alan Hansen's pithy, often downright amusing, match day summaries now flow more naturally thanks to an advanced audio system.

    Bringing all the tough decisions and ecstatic highs of professional football management to PlayStation 2 and Xbox screens, LMA Manager 2005 will kick off the new season as the essential management game when it launches this October. Follow the game and join the massive LMA Manager community online at www.codemasters.co.uk/lma2005

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    LMA MANAGER 2005: KEY GAMEPLAY POINTS
    • The most extensive edition of LMA Manager – the market-leading football management game for console gamers.
    • All the statistics you need, completely updated for the 2004/2005 season.
    • More teams and divisions including Holland and Portugal's two top divisions joining the playable English, Scottish, French, German, Italian and Spanish leagues.
    • Best looking 3D Match with more animations, new celebrations, new detailed kits
    • Full game plus Fantasy Team and Expert Mode with unique and intuitive control designed for console gaming.
    • Enhanced match engine for more entertaining, rewarding and realistic 3D match section.

    Contributed by Sciere (506649) on Mar 23, 2006.