Thursday, August 21, 2008

NHL 2K9 360 Demo


August 21, 2008 – While dedicated hockey fans eagerly anticipate the first puck to drop for the start of this year’s NHL season, 2K Sports today announced that a free demo of NHL 2K9 is now available for download on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The demo will provide fans an early chance to experience the new simplified controls and relive the excitement of this past season’s thrilling Stanley Cup™ Final for a brief three minute period as either the Pittsburgh Penguins or Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.

NHL 2K9, developed by Visual Concepts, brings the fun back to hockey video games with all-new features including user-friendly controls, an exciting Zamboni® mini-game, playoff beards, a revamped fighting engine and much more exciting action than ever before. Complete with fresh new in-game commentary, improved franchise mode, and upgraded online features, NHL 2K9 is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and older by the ESRB, and will be available on September 9 for Xbox 360, Wii™ home video game system from Nintendo, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. For more information about NHL 2K9, please visit


Brings back the fun? Didn't NHL 08 sorta do that?

I am one of the few that actually liked NHL 2K8, but when you're fact sheeting stuff like Zamboni mini games and beards? Really?


Jayhawker said...
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Jayhawker said...

NHL 08 beat seemed to be last year's favorite because 2K8's controls just got to cumbersome. I think they want to get their fans back.

I have no idea why a mini game would be considered a draw. Although I will admit that I am a sucker for the mini rinks.

But I never picked up 2K8 last year, despite really enjoying 2K7, becasue I heard the controls were so much tougher to use. Hockey is really just a pick up and play game for me, so getting more "realistic" with the controls was a turn off. I know NHL 09 became the game of choice at GWJ, but it had been the 2K series before that.