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NHL 2K8

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

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'NHL 2K8' (PS2/PS3/X360) Gets Premium Reelmaker

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2007 @ 3:44 p.m. PDT

2K Sports' NHL 2K8 will leverage all of the next generation capabilities, featuring innovative gameplay, revolutionary player models and stunning visuals to create an entirely new hockey experience, centered on authenticity and the NHL Signature Style.

While playing NHL 2K8 gamers can now save exciting replays and load them into the 2K Reelmaker, using the powerful video editing tools to create custom camera angles, adding their own sound and special effects, adjusting the speed of the replays, and much more. Gamers can then show off their reel by uploading it to Xbox LIVE for other NHL 2K8 players to enjoy, adding an entirely new level to the NHL 2K online sports community experience.

Utilizing 2K Sports' NHL Signature Style, NHL 2K8 will highlight unique player characteristics never before seen in a hockey game. To complement their true-to-life attributes, marquee players will be fitted with branded equipment including skates, sticks, pads and helmets - becoming visually recognizable on the ice.

The new ProStick gives players precision puck handling movements and all new controls intuitively mapped to the right thumb stick while the groundbreaking face-off system brings an unmatched level of depth and strategy with every drop of the puck.

Fans of realistic hockey action will be truly engrossed with the level of control introduced by the ProStick. Stick movement and commands are tied directly to the right analog stick, giving gamers authentic control and puck handling ability. Hundreds of new animations give users a full range of movement, creating a genuine NHL gameplay experience on both offense and defense.

The NHL 2K series has always set the standard in realistic hockey simulation, and with an all new face-off system, NHL 2K8 brings a never-before-seen depth to one of the most important aspects of the game. Working with 2005-2006 NHL MVP and NHL 2K7 cover athlete Joe Thornton, the development team gained unique and valuable insight into the key aspects and subtleties of real NHL face-offs. Based on timing and strategy and featuring warnings, toss-outs, and tie-ups, this innovative approach to face-offs provides gamers with unrivaled detail and realism.

NHL 2K8 is available in stores now and the 2K Reelmaker is available on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 400 Microsoft Points.


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