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'NBA 2K7' and 'NHL 2K7' to be Available As PS3 Launch Titles

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 6:27 a.m. PST

2K Sports announced that both NBA 2K7 and NHL 2K7 will be available as Day One launch titles for the PS3.

"With the power of the PS3 system, 2K Sports continues to make remarkable strides in the development of next-generation console games," said Greg Thomas, president of Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio. "The capabilities of the Cell processor have allowed us to deliver the next-generation quality of visuals and fluid animations that gamers expect. The SIXAXIS wireless controller will introduce an entirely new way for gamers to enjoy our titles and give our development teams new, exciting ideas to bring unique features to our sports titles."

NBA 2K7, the #1-rated basketball video game series for five-straight years* storms the court with the finest next-generation basketball experience on the PS3 system with high definition quality visuals with full 1080p support, improved Signature Style animations, and new free-throw shooting using the exclusive PS3 system SIXAXIS wireless controller to bring fans closer to the NBA experience.

NHL 2K7 breaks away from the competition bringing stunning realism and authenticity as the only NHL video game at launch for the PS3 system. Boasting new enhanced graphic details and improved responsive gameplay, NHL 2K7, featuring San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton, utilizes the exclusive PS3 system SIXAXIS wireless controller in two key features. When using Crease Control(TM) - NHL 2K7's unique goalie perspective feature - goalie movements are tied to the SIXAXIS wireless controller. Also, players can check opponents by quickly moving the PS3 system SIXAXIS wireless controller toward the direction of opposing players, bringing a fresh unique hockey experience on the PS3 system.

In addition to promising gamers the richest, most enthralling sports experience to date with NBA 2K7 and NHL 2K7 on the PS3 system, both titles will also be offering their entire suite of features found in the other console versions of these 2K Sports titles. As pioneers of online console gaming, 2K Sports is also proud to offer full online support to both titles including seamless online play, tournament options, and online leagues featuring live fantasy draft.

NBA 2K7 and NHL 2K7 will be available on November 17, 2006, launch day of the PS3 computer entertainment system.

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