ZOO Digital Publishing, the Sheffield-based computer games publisher, has today announced that Premier Manager 08 will be available on the Playstation 2 and PC from 17th August 2007. Premier Manager 08 will mark the 13th game in the established football management series and promises a host of improvements over previous versions such as all new character and facilities systems and a new set of analytical tools.
Playability has always been at the core of Premier Manager and will be enhanced by a refreshed user interface, which enables extremely simple navigation and will make Premier Manager 08 one of the most accessible management games on the market. A revamped character system will integrate with a vastly enhanced set of facilities, such as training centres, to deliver a new reward system that will see a club's players and staff improve inline with the quality of the tools at their disposal.
"Premier Manager is a strong brand with an undoubted tradition and pedigree. We fully expect next season's release to be a great success for us," commented Adam Prichard, Commercial Director, ZOO Digital Publishing. "We will be releasing Premier Manager 08 the day before the Premiership kicks off next season which gives us a good advantage in the market as it gets us on the shelf at an optimum time.
"The great thing about PM is that it is so user-friendly and offers a more 'pick up and play' experience than many of the other management games that are available. It provides an assessable entry point into management simulation for gamers of all ages and experience," added Prichard.
The player database for Premier Manager 08 will be updated up to summer 2007 to give gamers the most up to date experience possible. Further improvements include wider user options for training sessions, injury diagnosis and rehabilitation and enhanced scouting with new discover and research capabilities. Premier Manager 08 will be available on PS2 and PC on 17th August 2007.