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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

LONDON, UK – 24 January 2019 - Welcome to New Star Manager - the immersive sports management game from Simon Read, creator of the BAFTA Award-winning New Star Soccer series. Developers New Star Games are pleased to announce today that New Star Manager is on its way to the Nintendo Switch on the 31st of January.  

New Star Manager is soccer management like you’ve never experienced it - be more than just a player, be the head, the heart, and backbone of New Star FC. Be the Manager. New Star Manager sees players take control of New Star FC – a beleaguered soccer club in need of strong management skills and good instincts to unlock the team’s potential and make it to the top of the game.

Already highly acclaimed on Steam, iOS and Android and with over 1.5 million downloads, Pocket Gamer awarded New Star Manager its highly-coveted Platinum Award, saying “New Star Manager takes the frame of the original game, and builds something utterly wonderful on top of it.”

The Switch launch also marks a very special day in the history of New Star Games; this is what Simon Read, creator and owner of New Star Games had to say: - “This is a momentous occasion for myself and New Star Games – our first console title! I am particularly excited about giving Switch owners the chance to play New Star Manager using a system that can effortlessly switch from touch screen to controller. Our team have done an amazing job in making the controls feel slick and intuitive and I can’t wait to see the response.”

Take a look at the full list of key features below:


Take ownership of every aspect of New Star FC, from constructing vital club facilities and managing the players’ training regimes to choosing the perfect sponsor and hiring or firing the backroom staff!


Create the club you’ve always dreamed of and pit them against the world’s best teams. Edit the team name, stadium name and customise the club badge and home and away kits.


Use every member of your team to set up and score pivotal goals with on-pitch gameplay, using innovative controls. Change at any time between touch screen and Joy-Conä controls in handheld mode, or use the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller! Build your dream squad, choose your winning formation, make tactical substitutions, and even step into the locker room for some half-time motivation!


Handle volatile players and get their mind back in the game by monitoring their concerns, outbursts, and quirks. Keep the board off your back, navigate the hostile waters of the sporting press, and make sure the fans keep believing... while keeping a careful eye on the club’s finances!


Dive into realistic simulations of the world’s biggest leagues and cup competitions! And new to the Switch version, enjoy night matches under the floodlights.


Experience the newest instalment of the New Star series, whose pick-up-and-play sports titles have already been enjoyed by over 30 million players!

Think you’ve got what it takes to take New Star FC to the top of the table? Request your New Star Manager Switch review code now, by emailing [email protected]

For more information on New Star Manager please visit the official website here. Players can also check out the latest videos on YouTube, follow the game on Twitter and like it on Facebook.

About New Star Games

New Star Games, founded and led by Simon Read, is an independent games publisher & developer based in Buckingham, UK. Fuelled by the extraordinary success of New Star Soccer, which went on to win a BAFTA in 2013, this small but perfectly formed and highly focused developer is set to continue to light up the sports game genre with its now trademark mix of action, lifestyle strategy and RPG. For more information, please visit:

About Insight Studios Ltd

Insight Studios Ltd is a game studio based in Yorkshire, UK, composed of veteran developers of PC, console, handheld and mobile games.

Developed by Insight Studios Ltd in close conjunction with New Star Games and Simon Read. Published and operated by Five Aces Publishing Ltd.

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Media Contact

New Star Games: - Mark Baldwin – [email protected]