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NHL 2k7

Platform(s): PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox, Xbox 360
Genre: Sports
Publisher: 2K Sports
Developer: 2K Sports

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'NHL 2k7' (Xbox/X360) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 7, 2006 @ 3:36 p.m. PDT

NHL 2K7 features completely new and unique skating animations and delivers a fresh look and impeccable feel to each on-ice stride. NHL 2K7 also debuts a unique approach to viewing and experiencing virtual hockey with new dynamic cameras and an innovative presentation system that will immerse players into the intense drama of each hockey game.

“I’m really proud of NHL 2K7,” stated Greg Thomas, president of Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio. “In my opinion, not only is this the best playing hockey video game in the history of the NHL 2K series, but truly the best playing hockey game on the market. Cinemotion is one of the most innovative and interesting advancements in gameplay and in-game presentation that I’ve been a part of. Hats off to the development team.”

Hundreds of new skating animations have been captured to bring an unprecedented level of high quality to all the skating movements in NHL 2K7. Hockey players in NHL 2K7 will glide, turn, stop, and adjust their movement on the ice with astounding realism. Not only will skating look much more natural, players will also experience the true momentum of skating whenever players dig into the ice to accelerate or carve the ice to make sudden stops. The new skating engine adds both remarkable visual excitement and an entertaining gameplay challenge to all hockey fans. In addition to the numerous new skating animations, several new checking, passing, and shooting animations have been added, making all the action in NHL 2K7 flow with amazing detail.

New gameplay enhancements have been added to Pro Control, giving users offensive and defensive tools to utilize on the ice. While on offense, players now have the ability to execute drop passes, allowing users to setup new screen plays and create new scoring opportunities to catch the goalie off-guard. Pressure Control brings a tactical element to defensive hockey as players now can instruct teammates to defend opposing players while on the ice. Varying degrees of pressure can be selected - whether it's telling your teammate to shadow a selected opponent or deliver a big check - allowing players new defensive options on the fly. Pro Control in NHL 2K7 will deliver the offensive and defensive options hockey fans have been asking for, truly delivering the next generation of hockey.

With seamless online play and the most comprehensive online feature set anywhere including complete online stat tracking, buddy list management, and online leagues, 2K Sports continues to lead the online gaming revolution.

NHL 2K7 features 2006 Hart Memorial Trophy recipient, Joe Thornton on the cover and insightful commentary featuring veterans Bob Cole and Harry Neale.

NHL 2K7 for the Xbox 360 and Xbox will be in retail stores on September 12th and in late September for the PS2. NHL 2K7 for the PS3 will also be coming this holiday season.

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