An NHL 11 demo will be released on Aug. 17, 2010 in North America, and on Aug. 18, 2010 in Europe, on both PS3 and X360. The demo will feature the Hockey Ultimate Team, a starter pack of cards, the ability to play offline tournaments and get a chance to win card unlocks for the retail version of NHL 11, however your HUT team is demo exclusive and you will not be able to transfer it into the final store version. The demo also includes the "Battle for The Cup" mode, letting you play Chicago vs. Philadelphia (3rd period of Game 7).
With last year's title featuring Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane, NHL 11 marks the first time that EA SPORTS has put back to back players from the same team on the cover of the NHL franchise. Jonathan Toews' image will be on the front of all packaging when NHL 11 is available in North American retail stores this September.
With a revolutionary real-time physics engine that brings an unprecedented amount of realism to the franchise, gameplay innovations like broken sticks and a revamped face-off system, as well as the addition of the Canadian Hockey League, NHL 11 is set to be the most complete hockey videogame ever created.
After being selected third overall in the 2006-07 entry draft by the Chicago Blackhawks, Toews has emerged as one of the most skilled centers in the NHL after just two seasons. After helping lead team Canada to a gold medal win during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Toews locked up the Conn Smythe, given to the most valuable player in the NHL playoffs, after playing a crucial role in leading the Chicago Blackhawks to their first Stanley Cup championship since 1961. Toews is currently the youngest captain in the NHL, and has registered more than 65 points in each of his first two seasons.
NHL 11, not yet been rated, will be available for $59.99.
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