SEGA and Sports Interactive have announced that Football Manager Touch 2018 is now available on Nintendo Switch, the in-depth and immersive football management simulation letting you start your managerial career on the portable home console.
That will put you in the hot seat of any club in more than 50 countries around the world, as you decide who plays and who sits on the bench, and carry the responsibility for deciding tactics, spouting energising team talks, making substitutions and shouting pitch-side instructions.
The port, which Sports Interactive has co-developed with sister studio Hardlight, has been fully optimised for Nintendo Switch with a bespoke user interface and a customised control system that puts all controller input options to use – whether that be using the touchscreen or the Joy-Con to let you play at home or on the move.
It also offers a fully-fledged single-player experience that uses the series’ 3D Match Engine, marking the first time that it has been playable on a home console.
“This is a milestone release for Football Manager,” explains Sports Interactive studio director, Miles Jacobson. “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.
“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. 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.”
Football Manager Touch 2018 is now available on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide, priced at £29.99 ($39.99).