For some reason beyond my American brain, Sports Interactive’s Football Manager series (a soccer management game, for my fellow Yankees) is incredibly popular in Europe. Evidently, it’s so popular that SEGA and Sony are teaming up to bundle Football Manager Classic 2014 with a PlayStation Vita slim beginning April 17 for an undisclosed price.
Unfortunately, it looks as if you’ll just get a digital download voucher for the game and not an actual physical card, but it will also come with a 4GB PS Vita memory card.
Football Manager Classic is “a mode that was added into last year’s PC and Mac version of Football Manager as a quicker way to play the full Football Manager experience,” wrote Miles Jacobson, Sports Interactive’s studio director, on the EU PlayStation Blog last year. “It has all you’d expect from FM – our huge database of players researched by a team of over 1,500 scouts around the world, a 3D match engine showing the action, a full tactics module, realistic transfers, AI that makes both players and managers act as you’d expect them to in the real world, and dozens of playable leagues, with hundreds of manageable clubs from all over the world, but has been streamlined for a faster playing experience.”
So, for those Football Manager fans out there who don’t already own a Vita, is this bundle enough to entice you to finally pick up Sony’s new handheld, or you will continue to spend your football management time playing the PC or Mac versions?[Via EU PlayStation Blog]