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Worldwide Soccer Manager 2008 Coming October 23rd

*WORLDWIDE SOCCER MANAGER 2008 ANNOUNCED FOR HOLIDAY RELEASE*


*/The Critically-Acclaimed Soccer Management Game Returns with
New Features and Updated Teams and Players on October 23rd/*

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*SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON *(October 3, 2007) – SEGA® of America, Inc. and
SEGA® Europe Ltd. today announce the release date for /Worldwide Soccer
Manager™ 2008 /for Games for Windows™ PC and Apple Macintosh. The latest
in this award-winning series, developed by acclaimed studio Sports
Interactive, is scheduled to be available in North America on October
23, 2007 exclusively at Amazon.com and via digital download.

/Worldwide Soccer Manager/ 2008 will allow players to build their dream
team from a library of over 5,000 playable teams from over 50 countries.
The game also gives players the opportunity to manage every facet of
their dream team including trading players, allocating budgets, and
seizing media opportunities. Players will lead their team in competitive
Cup matches, leagues, European Championships, and major international
tournaments. Improvements in the game will now offer a more
sophisticated and realistic experience including a new Confidence Center
to gauge fan reactions, an enhanced Media Center to allow for more
feedback and competitive news, and a revamped Finance section.

Some of the other new features include:

* *Match-Flow* – An improved system that allows the game day to flow
seamlessly without requiring players to pause for tactical
changes. The new system also includes a mini-radar pitch when
making tactical changes to keep the player constantly connected to
the action. Players will get involved with match previews, team
talks, instructions for opposing players, and half-time as well as
post-game breakdowns.
* *International Management* – Improvements in international
management include media improvements, international retirements,
player interaction, international scouting, and improved pool and
captain selection.
* *Fan days* – The board can now arrange fan day events to boost low
attendance.

"With /Worldwide Soccer Manager 2008/, we're once again raising the bar
in the sports management genre," says Miles Jacobson, Studio Director of
Sports Interactive. "Based on fan feedback, we have added dozens of new
features and upgraded the elements the game is best known for. We are
really looking forward to giving fans the game they helped to create and
develop and we know - without a doubt - that /Worldwide Soccer Manager
2008/ is the best the series has to offer."//

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/Worldwide Soccer Manager 2008/ for PC (XP & Vista) and Apple Macintosh
(OS10.3.9 and above) is set for release exclusively on Amazon.com and
via digital download in North America on October 23, 2007. For
additional information, please go to Amazon.com. For game assets, please
visit the Sega press ftp at: http://segapr.segaamerica.com

*_About SEGA® Europe:_*

SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based
SEGA Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment
both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes
interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware
platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by
Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA
Europe’s web site is located at www.sega-europe.com
.

/*/_About SEGA® of America, Inc._/*/
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based
SEGA//®// Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment
both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and
distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of
hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those
manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
The SEGA® of America Web Site is located at _www.SEGA.com
_.


*/_About Sports Interactive_/*

Sports Interactive (SI), is the world’s leading developer of football
management simulations through it’s Football Manager series of games
Founded in 1994 and based in the Old Street area of London, SI has a
full-time staff of 44 and employs the services of more than 1,500
part-time researchers across the globe. The company’s games have enjoyed
an unparalleled history of commercial and critical success, with nine of
its creations among the UK's Top 20 fastest-selling PC games of all
time, and 4 in the UK’s top 20 best selling PC games of all time. Sports
Interactive became a wholly owned subsidiary of Sega in 2006. Further
information on the company and its games is available from the SI
website, www.sigames.com .

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