Sports Interactive and SEGA Europe has announced a major landmark in the history of the Football Manager series, the immediate release of Football Manager Touch 2018 on the Nintendo Switch as a digital download from the Nintendo eShop.
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. 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.
“This is a milestone release for Football Manager. 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.”
– Miles Jacobson, Studio Director, Sports Interactive
FM Touch on Switch includes the same feature set as the tablet version of the game. Some of the highlights include:
- 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.
Check out our review of Football Manager 2018.