Sports Interactive & SEGA today announced that Football Manager Handheld 2012 will be released around midnight tonight on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The development team have listened to feedback from fans and taken the experience to a whole new level, according to the press release. Football Manager Handheld 2012 has a host of new features and includes the introduction of a new game mode, “Challenge Mode”, for the first time in the Football Manager series.
Football Manager Handheld’s new Challenge Mode allows you to feel the pressure of being a manager in some familiar short-term situations, that epitomise being a boss. The 4 challenges that come with the game a:
“The Saviour Cometh” – Your team (any team in a league which allows relegation) are in a relegation battle half way through the season. Can you guide them to safety?
“Injury Crisis” – Your team have an injury crisis leading to most of your first team players getting injured. Can you avoid getting the sack by still putting together a run of results.
“Unrest at home” – Your appointment as manager has left some senior players unhappy. Can you avoid being sacked before the end of the season by still achieving the boards ambitions?
“The Invincibles” – You’ve gone on a long run without losing. Can you keep it up and avoid losing for the rest of the season?
The full game mode is still available, with a host of new features for fans, including an improved user interface and more interactive news. There is also the ability to easily identify the three key players in other squads via indicators and the addition of bragging rights via Facebook in the games social networking options.
Football Manager Handheld 2012 also lets you share shortlists & search filters with your friends as you load and save them, there’s an improved match view and dozens of other new features..
It wouldn’t be a new release without an up-to-date database including all of the pre-season transfers which are available in Football Manager Handheld. There are also more leagues available with the Corbett Sports Welsh Premier League and Blue Square Bet North & South.
Football Manager Handheld 2012 utilises some of the new iOS5 features, such as being playable in HD on a HD TV using the Apple TV Mirroring system for iPad 2 & iPhone 4s and a new generation Apple TV.
“We’re delighted to be able to finally announce & release FMHi2012” said Miles Jacobson, Studio Director at Sports Interactive.
“Keeping the Challenge mode secret has been a challenge in itself but with it’s inclusion, and all the other new additions, we believe that the game will be another huge hit on the app store and can’t wait to see the reaction to the game”.
Now, can we have an Android version too, please?
For more information from Miles Jacobson himself, please go here.