Football Manager on Nintendo Switch confirmed

Football Manager is coming to Nintendo Switch, Sega has confirmed. The console will be getting the management sim for the first time.

Football Manager Touch is available to purchase right now from the Nintendo eShop.

Sports Interactive’s Miles Jacobson’s posted a cryptic tweet only yesterday suggesting an announcement would be forthcoming for the game, and now we have the surprising confirmation that players can kick off their Friday managing their teams to glory on Nintendo’s console.

A press release details more information about the game:

“FM Touch has been fully optimised for the Switch with a bespoke user interface and a customised control system that takes full advantage of the system’s various controller input options, including support for both the touchscreen and Joy-Con controllers. This gives fans a unique Football Manager experience that can be played on the move or docked at home and enjoyed on the big screen,” the press release reads.

“In addition, FM Touch on Switch will offer a fully-fledged single-player experience including the series’ acclaimed 3D Match Engine – the first time that the 3D engine has been playable on a home console.”

Jacobsen also commented in the release. “This is a milestone release for Football Manager,” he said, “this is our first console release in a number of years but it is also our most innovative release of Football Manager Touch to date thanks to the various control methods we’ve included that gives everyone a way of playing Football Manager that suits them.”

Football Manager Touch 2018 for Switch has been co-developed by Sports Interactive and sister game development studio Hardlight (the team behind Sonic Dash and Sonic Jump).

“It’s been a huge technical achievement to bring Football Manager to the Switch but, as a studio, we’ve embraced the unique design opportunities that the console offers,” Jacobson continues, “thanks to the support we’ve had from Hardlight throughout the development process we’ve been able to create a Football Manager experience that is just as immersive and enjoyable whether you’re managing on the move during your commute or playing it on your TV.”

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Football Manager Touch

Here’s a list of the game’s key features:

“Many ways to play: Start your managerial career at one of the world’s top teams, create your own club or tackle one of several management scenarios in Challenge Mode.

“3D Match engine: Football Manager’s acclaimed match engine and modernised match presentation help to bring your fixtures to life. 

“Real world scouting: Play the transfer market like never before with a realistic and immersive approach to scouting.

“Tactical innovation: Developing your footballing philosophy is easy with tactical analysis steering you towards your strengths by highlighting your weaknesses.

“Bargaining power: A wealth of clauses and transfer options arm you with more ways than ever to finalise that blockbuster deal.”

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