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Football Manager 2012: Photos and Videos And More Than 800 New Features

Sports Interactive and SEGA Europe today unveiled the details regarding the upcoming launch of Football Manager 2012.

Scheduled for release before Christmas 2011, the game includes over 800 new features including:

  • Transfers & Contracts – significant changes to the transfer and contract systems, including loyalty bonuses, better implementation of amateur and youth contracts, an improved transfer centre and the ability to lock areas of the contract negotiation when you aren’t prepared to budge. This helps you to manage your budgets and gives you flexibility in what you offer money hungry players, or agents, as incentives.
  • Scouting improvements – using several real life scouting reports, a new in-game report has been devised which includes squad analysis, tactics information and information about goals scored and conceded alongside lots of other scouting improvements, giving you all the information you need to prepare before kick-off and throughout the season.
  • 3D Match Improvements – new animations, a whole new crowd system, improved weather system, more stadiums, plus two brand new cameras – “Behind Goal” and “Director Cam” as well as all other camera angles being reversible – meaning you can watch and analyse every aspect of every game.
  • Manage Anywhere, Anytime – the ability to add or take away playable nations in your saved game as often as you want. Manage in that country at the start of the next season- meaning you don’t have to stay in the nations which are chosen by you to be playable at the start of your career.
  • Tone – a whole new level has been added to team talks and conversations, with the new tone system, which allows you to specify the way you want to say things – be as cool as a cucumber by saying things calmly or throw tea cups around by saying things with passion. There are 6 different tones to choose from with specific comments per tone.
  • Intelligent Interface – a new adaptive layout system, which means the higher your screen resolution, the more info is easily at your fingertips. The new interface also contains new filters, customisable columns, a new tactics screen, and lots of new overview screens.
  • Brand New Tutorial – standing separate from the main game, a mode to help new players find their way around the game easily, whilst also offering tips to experienced managers on how to get the most out of the game, as well as a new in-game “how to” system.

On top of these key innovations, there are lots of areas of the game that have had improvements, such as the media system, press conferences, the youth system, newgens, the social networking options, friendlies and international management.

Here are several screenshots and videos showing you the new features of Football Manager 2012:

Based on the new features listed above as well as the work in progress videos and screenshots from the game, what are your thoughts regarding Football Manager 2012? Are you excited? Do you think it’s still missing something? Share your opinion in the comments section below.

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  1. willya

    November 4, 2011 at 3:15 am

    NOw, i can change ranieri to coach,

  2. Kiddy

    August 19, 2011 at 12:10 am

    lol, I think the only thing missing and addition would be really great is “audio commentary” during live matches. The current text commentary system is good too, but well, if I was to dream up something to get this game more life-like and perhaps also add more “flame” to the virtual matches would be commentary with real voices. I feel a bit lacking something without it 😛

  3. Shakira

    August 16, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    I can not tell you how many hours of my life I have lost to FM. lol

  4. Burt Reynolds

    August 15, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Exciting.. ugh… but I told myself I’d only buy FM every other year and I got FM11 this past year.

  5. Lyle

    August 15, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Looks the same as last year’s game with a few differences.

    I think the stadium styles, or the way they look, should be editable. Fulham doesn’t play in a Wembley like stadium, but a four side stadium. Seat color should be editable as well.

    The game as is is fine. It can always be tweaked and sharpened though.

  6. Joe in Indianapolis

    August 15, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Oh my gawd, I can feel my social life ending.

  7. [OPTI]Madschester United

    August 15, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Wife and daughter or FM2012… I am pretty sure I pick family over the life-vortex event-horizon that is FM.

    FM is for teenagers and bachelors and bachelorettes. Family-folks be warned…

    PS: Greatest FM achievement: taking Milwall from L1 to Treble glory in 6 seasons.

    • Dave C

      August 15, 2011 at 1:11 pm

      Agreed – the minute you start up that game, you can kiss real-life goodbye!

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