Friday, July 24, 2009

NHL 2K10 Fact Sheet

Hot off the PR press wire, hyperbole included.

NHL 2K10 redefines the sports gaming experience with a new emphasis on social gaming. Whether you're a die-hard NHL fan or a casual player, NHL 2K10's pick-up-and-play controls, true-to-life authenticity and variety of on- and off-line multiplayer modes promise hours of entertainment for any gamer. Among the new features that will make this the must-have hockey game of the season include:

  • New Gameplay Mechanics - Completely rewritten AI, enhanced defensive controls and stick lifts, stumble shots, a new defensive skating model and new incidental contact and small animation systems
  • Enhanced Presentation - All-new rink intros for each arena, improved goal celebrations, enhanced visuals, and greatly improved, true-to-life character models, with San Jose Sharks commentators Randy Hahn and Drew Remenda returning with new broadcast commentary
  • Improved Franchise Mode - NHL 2K10 features a new contract/free agency system, improved roster management, an updated financial model, dynamic player progression, and fantasy drafts
  • New Franchise Co-op Play - Play a franchise season game with or against a friend on- or offline, or play a traditional game against the CPU
  • Franchise Blog / 2KSports.com Integration - Publish your franchise stats and standings, and upload game highlights and screenshots to your personal page at 2KSports.com
  • Enhanced Online Modes - New seamless online integration connects players in Team Up games, tracks your progress with My Player Card, and offers full league, leaderboard, tournament and 2K Share support
  • Create Team Mode - Create a persistent team with friends by designing your uniforms, developing a unique team identity, and then competing against other created teams online, offline and in Franchise mode

Wii SPECIFIC FEATURES:

  • New Control Scheme - Choose between fun, easy-to-use Wii Remote and Nunchuk controls and Sideways Wii Remote support, or plug in a Wii Classic Controller for three ways to play
  • Full Online Modes - For the first time, enjoy full online support for Wii, including multiplayer and multi-console match-ups, downloadable rosters, online leagues, tournaments, leaderboards and Team Up mode featuring persistant created teams and regular Pick-Up Games
  • WiiMotion Plus and WiiSpeak Support - Enjoy online voice chat capabilities via WiiSpeak and precise one-to-one control with WiiMotion Plus

2 comments:

Jayhawker said...

I'm not so sure how interested I am in the game, as NHL 09 became one of my favorite sports titles of all-time. NHL 10 looks like it is making improvement in all the right places, while not messing up what made 09 so great.

That said, I saw some screen shots of NHL 2K10 and was floored. They were a HUGE step up from what EA has been putting out. But that still has not moved me off of NHL 10 as a day one purchase, though.

Rob said...

Hyperbole indeed. 2K seems to be good at that lately, if nothing else. This sounds strangely familiar to what they were spitting out prior to the MLB 2k9 release. That was supposed to be rewritten and revolutionary as well. And I think we all know how that turned out. I really want to trust 2k and like them again. They used to put out really good football, baseball, and hockey games. I especially loved their hockey games. I can't really pinpoint the exact year that they jumped the shark but the downhill turn seemed to start when they lost the ability to make a football game. Coincidence? Who knows. And of course they can take no blame for not being able to do football anymore. Still, I ain't buying this game or any of their games unless some overwhelmingly positive reviews come out after the game is released. They used to get my money automatically every year three times for each of the major sports. Now they gotta show me something first. I will not fall to glowingly written press releases anymore.