news\ Sep 27, 2011 at 4:19 pm

NHL 12 Demo Date Announced

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Fans eager to get their hands on NHL 12 won't have to wait much longer. The highly anticipated demo will be available on August 23 through Xbox Live and Playstation Network. The demo will allow gamers to access three modes: Play Now, Be A Pro, and Hockey Ultimate Team.

Play Now drops you into the third period of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals. Play the emotional matchup between the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks and, perhaps, rewrite history.

Be A Pro is exactly what it sounds like. In this revamped mode, you are able to play as your created pro. New to this mode is the ability to sim through the time you're on the bench. It's hard to imagine this mode existed without that feature! Thanks to the EA Sports Action Tracker, you will know exactly what the situation is when you get back onto the ice.

Hockey Ultimate Team is the largest online dynasty ever! Earn up to two HUT card packs for NHL 12 by playing this mode, and earn an addition HUT pack by inviting a friend to try the NHL 12 demo.

Overall, the NHL demo is definitely worth a look. With all-new Anticipation AI, Full Contact Physics Engine, and all-new dynamic goalies, NHL 12 provides a realistic, yet fun experience to the hockey gamer fan.

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