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'NHL: Eastside Hockey Manager 2005' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 11, 2005 @ 8:05 a.m. PDT

SEGA has released a demo for Sports Interactive's hockey management title, NHL: Eastside Hockey Manager 2005. The beta demo is a fully functional time limited version, allowing you six months worth of game-time in the NHL and UK elite leagues. Read more for download links ...

Get the NHL Eastside Hockey Manager 2005 demo off WP (25mb)

Demo notes :

  • The database used in the Beta Demo is not the final database. We are still updating some leagues and teams and the final database revision is ongoing.
  • The roster cutoff point was at the european transfer deadline, at the end of January and the game starts with the 2004/05 season.
  • At this point, we would like the data feedback to focus on factual errors, such as missing or wrong birth dates, birthplaces, nationalities, player positions and player histories.
  • There are no real college players in the game database because of licensing issues with college athletes.
  • Some nations/leagues have all their rosters scrambled because of the on-going license negotiations

Amongst other things, Sports Interactive has been working to create a new and improved look and feel to the 2005 edition, bringing it into line with the rest of the Sports Interactive range. The database now boasts an incredible 32,000 players and staff - all listed in incredible detail with over 50 attributes each.

Players will find a revamped scouting method at their disposal, which offers exceptional detail on potential acquisitions – including player comparisons, talent reports and points projections. Users can take advantage of the new 2D snapshot view, which reveals player positioning second-by-second to make the most of their tactical genius.

NHL Eastside Hockey Manager 2005 is slated for release across Europe and North America in Summer 2005 and is officially licensed by the National Hockey League Players' Association.

Key features

  • Over 15 playable leagues, a comprehensive database of 3,200 teams and over 32,000 players and staff.
  • Brand new training camps allow you to test try-outs and see how new players fit in.
  • Extended statistics as well as a much requested 'Hot or Not' report feature.
  • More feedback on trade negotiations, find out why your bid was rejected so you know where you went wrong.
  • Appease a tetchy board by firing your head coach if you get a run of bad results.
  • Additional financial planning for your roster, plan your budget effectively and manage your player salaries easily.
  • Users can take advantage of the new 2D snapshot view to reveal player positioning second-by-second whilst coaching the game.
  • Team reports with depth charts allow you to make informed management decisions about who to acquire and who to ship out.
  • Expanded international tournaments - enabling managers of both senior and junior international squads to experience the full annual calendar of games.

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