Football fans can now look forward to Football Manager 2008, an upcoming entry in the footie simulation series, for PC and Mac this Christmas. The latest version will be fully updated for the new season and will allow players to select their favorite club or international team and guide them through Cup matches, Leagues, European Championships and even major international tournaments. It has been improved since the last game, thanks to fan feedback, resulting in over a hundred new features, including a brand new advisory system to help new players through the game.
Continuing its acquisition frenzy, Sega has announced that it has bought Secret Level, the studio behind games such as Karaoke Revolution and America’s Army: Rise of a Soldier.
Apparently, Sega has looking to build an in-house studio in North America from scratch, but were so impressed with Secret Level that they decided to make it their internal studio through the acquisition. Based in San Fransisco, Secret Level is rumored to be working on a next-gen project for Sega, marking the return of a classic title.
Sports Interactive was also snatched up by Sega, marking their involvement in the sports-simulation genre. Known best for the hugely successful Football Manager series, Sports Interactive will continue to develop NHL: Eastside Hockey Manager, as well as expand on the Park Baseball and Football Manager franchises.
The first titles to be released out of this partnership will be Football Manager 2006 for Xbox 360 and Football Manager Handheld for the PSP. Both titles will be out on April 13.