Franchise Hockey Manager 3 – Out Now

Franchise Hockey Manager 3 is now available on Steam and eSellerate (there is a 10% discount on Steam until 7 November). We have a discussion thread running here: http://www.ehmtheblueline.com/forums/vi … 13&t=17196

New features include:

New Career Mode: Path to Glory
Path to Glory is a streamlined and more approachable way to play the game, with improved game and information flow, including more news from your league and the rest of the game world. You generate your GM/coach, complete with special skills, and start your career with a lower-level team before working your way up the ranks. Or you can jump right into the pro scene with your favourite club and lead it to glory.

Over the years, you gain experience and improve your skills until retirement beckons, hopefully with a few championships under your belt. You can carry on in your original game world with a new GM/coach or start fresh with a brand-new game.

International Play
FHM 3 features all the major international tournaments, including qualifying stages, and full international rankings, all the way down to the Group III level, offering the chance to lead non-traditional hockey nations like Australia, South Korea or China to glory.

New Role-Based Tactical System
The tactical system has been completely revamped, allowing you to choose from a variety of pre-set tactics to build your team’s system and then assign players specific roles that fit into that system. Every game is now a tactical struggle between coaches to win and hold the edge over the other team, while getting the most out of their players.

Rebuilt Injury System
Injuries are now generated directly from in-game events and correspond to specific activities – fights will break noses more than they will sprain ankles. Players are now rated for durability in different parts of their bodies, and serious injuries in one place can leave them more vulnerable to more injuries of the same type later in their career. And recovery time from injuries is no longer a sure thing – you may expect your superstar to be back in time for the big game, but your trainer might bring you bad news.

Updated Development Process
Player development has received some significant changes, introducing more variability and making player evaluation much more uncertain.

Updated Interface
The well-received FHM 2 interface has been refined even further to make playing the game easier than ever.

Achievements
Your in-game accomplishments can earn you 50 different achievements that work in both the Steam and non-Steam versions of the game. If you play through Steam, you get a Steam achievement that matches the in-game one.

Sandbox Mode
If you prefer more free-form gameplay, the traditional game experience is still available.

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