"SEGA and Sports Interactive, the creators of the NHL Eastside Hockey Manager series, are offering hockey fans an unmissable opportunity to feature in the game’s latest incarnation, NHL Eastside Hockey Manager 2005."
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LONDON, UK – March 29th, 2005 – SEGA Europe and Sports Interactive, the creators of the NHL™: Eastside Hockey Manager series , are offering hockey fans an unmissable opportunity to feature in the game’s latest incarnation, NHL™: Eastside Hockey Manager 2005.
NHL™: Eastside Hockey Manager 2005, which is due for release this summer, boasts an incredible 32,000 players and staff – all listed in minute detail with more than 50 attributes each. However, as the game progresses and players retire, the database evolves and replaces the real players with fictional ‘regenerated’ players. Through this 'Face In The Game' promotion, SEGA and Sports Interactive are offering fans the opportunity to become one of these regenerated players.
"Allowing our fans to put their faces into the game is just a small way of us saying 'thanks' for all of the support that we've been shown over the years that the Eastside games have been in development," says Risto Remes, Lead Developer of NHL™: Eastside Hockey Manager. "We've always said that this game is 'by fans, for fans' and now we can say it's 'with fans' too."
To become a Face in the Game, EHM fans need to submit a digital photograph of themselves that will be used as the face of one these ‘regenerated’ players. In addition to providing a digital representation of their face, fans should also supply their name, age, favourite club and as many details as possible so that Sports Interactive can add depth to their new digital persona. Full details are available online at www.sigames.com/faceinthegame/.
SEGA and Sports Interactive ran a similar promotion for the smash hit football management simulation Football Manager 2005 (released October 2004) which resulted in 10,000 users submitting their faces and details for inclusion in that game.