EA Promises To Change The Way We Play Hockey With NHL 13
Published on Friday, 18 May 2012 06:16
Electronic Arts announced this morning that the next installment in its hockey franchise was going to take a major shift in NHL 13. For the occasion, fans can count on several interesting innovations while the franchise remained pretty stable since the introduction of the Skill Stick in NHL 07.
According to EA, NHL 13 will offer a redesigned gameplay that will capture accurate speed, creativity and strategy behind the NHL hockey with a new system called "True Performance Skating" with over 1000 new animations and a renewed artificial intelligence called "EA SPORTS Hockey IQ ". With the Hockey IQ, EA states that you can even create your own strategies in attack and defense based on the strengths you want to use.
Also new to this new NHL game, "Connected GM" that puts you in the shoes of the GM and NHL moments Live that proposes to revisit some of the good moments of the 2011-12 season by playing them. This new mode will be constantly updated during the next season so you can play them yourself as they just happened.
NHL 13 will be available September 11, 2012 in North America and September 14, 2012 in Europe.
"The NHL team has been a leader when it comes to innovation in the sports videogame category on this console generation by redefining player control with the introduction of the Skill Stick, creating connected experiences such as the EA SPORTS Hockey League and introducing real world physics to the team sports category," says Dean Richards, General Manager, NHL, EA SPORTS. "With our feature set in NHL 13, hockey fans and sports gamers have a lot to be excited about as we are again going to deliver major innovations that will change the way you play the game."
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