|Categoría(s):||Deportes - Hockey Hielo|
El hockey sobre hielo no es uno de los deportes más populares en España, aunque sin duda alguna tiene una fuerte afición en países donde la temperatura es un poco más baja, por tónica general, y desde luego la liga estadounidense, la NHL (National Hockey League) es uno de los referentes deportivos obligados (aunque no hay que olvidar que es en Canadá donde se le considera el deporte nacional), al igual que la NBA o la MLB. Partiendo de esa premisa, está claro que el mercado al que se dirige, en principio, NHL 2K8 es reducido, pero sin duda alguna los interesados lo estarán, y mucho, en su propuesta.
NHL 2K8 is an ice hockey video game made by 2K Sports, and published on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360 consoles. It features Ottawa Senators centre Jason Spezza on its cover. Bob Cole and Harry Neale return from NHL 2K6 and NHL 2K7 to provide commentary.
New features in the game include an all-new faceoff system, an all-new ProStick system involving the right skill stick to deke, take faceoffs and puck handle, and an all-new system called Superstar Combo moves, which mimics real-life dekes and fakes by actual NHL players to use in the game with the push of a button. Also, the game included an all-new goaltending system, with all-new graphics and movement.
NHL 2K8 introduced the new Reebok Edge jerseys through the use of a code found on the 2K Sports website.
The soundtrack features 16 rock songs from various artists including Priestess, Comeback Kid, Stellastarr and many more rock bands.
Fully redesigned next-gen player models with accurate equipment and updated player faces brings you realistic hockey. Goaltending has been completely overhauled with instinctive AI, entirely new animations, and situation specific behaviors. Goaltenders now come out and challenge, guard the post, perform spectacular butterfly saves, and much more. A new control system delivers an experience that transcends the hockey videogame genre. Take control of "the DEEPEST franchise mode in the business," now complete with realistic CBA features including waivers, two-way contracts, restricted and unrestricted free agents, and salary cap management. Off-season has also been revamped, boasting a brand new negotiation system, improved draft, and refurbished free agent signing. Topping off everything is the addition of an all-new player progression system and dynamic player types. 2K Sports Online - Go head-to-head against the best players on the planet and enter for your chance to win a new Dodge.