Football Manager Touch receives first call up from Nintendo Switch

FM players will now be able to seamlessly transition from home to away with the announcement of Football Manager Touch on Nintendo Switch.


Sports Interactive and SEGA Europe have announced a landmark in the history of the Football Manager series, the immediate release of Football Manager Touch 2018 on the Nintendo Switch.

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. This gives fans a unique Football Manager experience that can be played on the move or docked at home and enjoyed on the big screen.

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,” says Sports Interactive’s Studio Director, Miles Jacobson. “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.”

Football Manager Touch 2018 for Switch has been co-developed by Sports Interactive and sister game development studio Hardlight (the team behind Sonic Dash and Sonic Jump). The game is available as a digital download from the Nintendo eShop.

“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,” adds Jacobson. “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.”

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. 

Bargaining power

A wealth of clauses and transfer options arm you with more ways than ever to finalise that blockbuster deal.

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. 

Football Manager Touch 2018 for Nintendo Switch is published by SEGA and is available as a digital download from the Nintendo Switch eShop.

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Alastair Pusinelli

I am RealSport's Editor-in-Chief having covered almost everything across the board on the platform. Starting with content on football and the Chinese Super League, I have expanded into esports and gaming, via a stint as rugby editor.

With RS now focused on gaming and working alongside Gfinity, I led the site's coverage on the football titles of FIFA, Football Manager and PES. This has enabled me to cover official esports events such as the FIFA eWorld Cup, FUT Champions Cups and the Gfinity FIFA Series.

Elsewhere, I have been published in The Sunday Times and Variety magazine, as well as working in the offices of Brighton & Hove Albion FC and Hampshire CCC.

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