The team behind the award-winning and ridiculously addictive New Star Soccer has announced a new game in the popular soccer (European football) series called New Star Soccer Manager.
The management sim, revealed in the first-look gameplay trailer above, is set to launch on Android (and iOS) devices later this summer.
Unlike many of the soccer management sims on mobile, New Star Soccer Manager is being pitched as a cross between a simulation and an arcade title, with gameplay features both on and off the field.
As well as devising tactics, buying and selling players, holding team talks, meeting with the board, and even dealing with social media and overall squad chemistry, you’ll also be shooting, passing, and making runs during matches with familiar New Star Soccer arcade controls.
With modern soccer management games so often devolving into a menu-fest with endless amounts of micromanagement, here’s hoping that New Star Soccer Manager’s mix of gameplay styles has enough variety and flair to satisfy footie fans once the current 2018 World Cup fever dies down.
There’s no word on pricing just yet, but there’s a good chance it’ll follow New Star Soccer’s free-to-play model with in-app purchases. The folks over at Pocket Gamer previewed the game earlier this year and seem to think the final release will include collectible card elements, so we could be seeing a FIFA Ultimate Team-like system to support the game long term.
What do you make of the trailer? Will you be losing more of your life to New Star Soccer Manager when it launches later this summer? Let us know in the comments.