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Strategy First signs new football...err soccer title

Posted by: Chuck at 1/31/2005 12:18 PM
Strategy First sends word that they are going to be working with Argentinean developer Evoluxion on Football Deluxe. Gamers will manage the soccer club rather than actually playing the games so there's more of a focus on tactics and coaching than trying to setup that killer windmill kick in the box. The game will also force you to work with the players to solve their off field problems (this could be where David Beckham becomes more of a pain than he's worth).


STRATEGY FIRST SIGNS FOOTBALL DELUXE



Montreal, Canada. January 31, 2005. Strategy First Inc. is proud to announce an exclusive worldwide publishing partnership with Argentinean developer Evoluxion for their unique soccer management game, Football Deluxe. European release of Football Deluxe is scheduled for Q1 2005 with a North American release to follow.



“Football Deluxe is a soccer management game that has a unique flavor of South American football which makes it different and intriguing for football fans everywhere,” says Santiago Siri, Executive Producer at Evoluxion. “Our partnership with Strategy First lets us proudly become the first game developer in all of Latin-America to obtain a publishing deal. We are very excited about working with this legendary strategy game company for our debut title,” continues Siri.



“We are fired up about the signing of Football Deluxe. Soccer is very popular in many places around the world, especially Europe,” says Steve Milburn, Marketing Director at Strategy First Inc. “We plan to eventually bring the game to the North American market where the name will be altered to clarify its soccer theme.”



About Football Deluxe

Football Deluxe is a combination sport and strategy game. In this realistic football world, you assume the role of a football manager and professional coach. You are responsible for deciding on game tactics and solid team formation. As manager, your duties include talking to players about their problems, communicating with trainers, consulting with assistants, addressing the press, and dealing with fans, all of whom communicate back to you in full motion video. Create your dream team by designing winning game strategies, negotiating contracts, and recruiting players. As you play in the most prestigious Football leagues, you live as team manager and experience the sweet taste of success and the devastating heartbreak of loss.



Features
· Friendly and attractive user interface

· Stimulating matches in real time

· 3D characters who communicate in full motion video

· Face-to-face interaction with press, fans, players, trainers and more

· Complete set of football-related decisions

· Ability to care for players on personal and professional level

· AI with realistic results and fast match calculations



For more information on Football Deluxe please visit the Evoluxion website www.futboldeluxe.com





About Evoluxion

Formed in 2002, Evoluxion is one of the pioneers of game development in the Latin-American region. Based in Argentina, Evoluxion has been successful in independently financing all of its international game productions thanks to the low cost of human resources in Argentina and the outstanding talent of their professionals. Evoluxion believes that the different cultural approach of Latin America has promise in providing innovative ideas and amazing new games for the future. For more information visit the Evoluxion website. www.evoluxion.com





About Strategy First

Strategy First Inc. is a leading developer and worldwide publisher of entertainment software for the PC. Founded in 1990, the company has grown rapidly, publishing major games in the industry and simultaneously developing its own in-house titles such as O.R.B. and Disciples II. After winning numerous awards for games such as Disciples: Sacred Lands, Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns, Steel Beasts, Galactic Civilizations, and Jagged Alliance, Strategy First continues to push the gaming envelope with its own groundbreaking titles, while maintaining its reputation as a unique alternative for independent developers seeking to market their games to a worldwide audience. www.strategyfirst.com