SEGA Europe’s and Sports Interactive’s “Eastside Hockey Manager” full release is now available on Steam. The game was previously on early access, there’s no mac version for now, but the PC Master Race can start enjoying this new entry in SEGA’s Manager series. You can get it here.
The user feedback generated by EHM’s availability through Early Access enabled our team to improve and refine the game to the point where we were able to give it a full launch.
EHM offers fans the most realistic, in-depth and immersive simulation of hockey management available, giving them the chance to manage either club or country in any of the world’s top hockey-playing nations.
EHM allows you to take full control of your roster – you decide who to sign, who to trade and who to draft. You assemble the perfect coaching team and then, with everything in place, you can choose to either employ a head coach to guide your team from behind the bench, or take control of the coaching duties yourself. Whichever you choose, you can follow the action ‘live’ or watch the game highlights afterwards through the realistic ‘top down’ 2D game engine.
To mark its move from Early Access to full availability, EHM now offers a number of new and updated features, including: a greater number of playable domestic leagues and cup competitions; Steam Workshop integration; additional screen resolutions and a multiplayer option which allows more than 30 players to compete against one another.
Other improvements, inspired directly by user feedback from those who played the Early Access version, include: a new league overview panel with a recap of individual stats leaders and league standings; streaks and shootout records included in league tables; a league playoff tree view; the option to add key non-playing staff to playable teams at game start; the option to choose an early start date and many more.