NEW TV STYLE PRESENTATION
New Jersey Devils' famous broadcaster Mike Emrick delivers the play-by-play and ESPN's Darren Pang provides the color commentary. Unbelievable TV camera angles with "Zoom-Ins" and "Cut-Aways" capture the intensity like never before.
BRAND NEW GRAPHICS
State of the art player graphics include unique player sizes with specific player faces. See players lose and regain their balance, unleash violent slapshots, execute hockey stops and perform every check and goalie save imaginable. NHL arenas are recreated in lifelike detail with championship banners and Jumbotrons with animating monitors.
REVOLUTIONARY AUTHENTIC HOCKEY INTELLIGENCE
Defenses will trap in the neutral zone to stifle your attack, execute aggressive forechecking tactics forcing you to change your strategy, and goalies will even come out of the crease to get the puck. Players will set up teammates with drop passes, execute give and go's, and star players will be the focus on the attack.
ADVANCED NHL GAMEPLAY
On-the-Fly coaching strategies taken directly from the NHL. User controlled shot deflections and redirections. Deke your opponent with a fake slapshot or go top shelf with a backhander. All new Icon Switching™ on defense and updated Icon Passing™ on offense translate into pinpoint player controls.
All the NHLPA teams including the expansion Nashville Predators . Authentic goalie masks and updated uniforms with user selectable 3rd jerseys. Compete for a variety of NHL awards including the Conn Smythe, Hart Memorial, Presidents and Vezina.