NHL® 2K8 Ships to Retailers in North America
2K Sports, the sports publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), today announced that NHL® 2K8 is shipping for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems.
As the latest installment of the NHL® 2K series, the category leader in innovation, design and critical acclaim with five straight years as the top-rated* NHL video game, NHL 2K8 features Ottawa Senators star forward Jason Spezza on the cover and introduces exciting new features including:
ProStick™ - Full 360° analog controls intuitively mapped to the right stick allow for precision puck handling ability. Hundreds of new animations give gamers a full range of movement, creating a genuine NHL gameplay experience on both offense and defense.
All-New Goaltending - Completely overhauled with instinctive AI, entirely new animations, and situation specific behaviors. Goalies will now come out and challenge, guard the post, perform spectacular butterfly saves, and much more.
Ground-breaking Face-Off System - Based on timing and strategy, and featuring tie-ups, warnings, and toss-outs, this innovative system brings an unrivaled level of depth and realism with every drop of the puck.
NHL Signature Style - Striking next gen visuals, redesigned player models highlighting the new 2007-2008 NHL uniform style, accurate equipment featuring several real-life brands, and updated player likenesses bring gamers the most realistic hockey game to date.
Deeper Franchise - Now complete with nearly every CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement) feature available including a revamped off-season mode with brand new negotiation system, improved draft, refurbished free agent signing, and an all-new player progression system.
My NHL - Gamers can customize their own style of play to create the exact hockey experience they want, and then share their Game Styles online for others to use. Using a new rating system to rank the best user Game Styles, gamers can let everyone else know how they should be playing hockey.
2K Sports Online - Featuring full online leagues and tournaments complete with trades, stat tracking, fantasy drafts, and more, gamers go head-to-head against the best players around. Players can also enter for a chance to win an all-new car in the NHL 2K8 Tournament presented by Dodge.
NHL® 2K8 is rated “E10+” for Everyone 10 and older and will be available on September 11, 2007 for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system for $59.99, and for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system for $19.99.
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