August 21, 2008
NHL 09 Demo Available Now on
Lace Up Your Skates and Be A Pro!
Need your hockey fix? Experience the
critically acclaimed EA SPORTS NHL franchise in a whole new way with the NHL 09
demo that is now available on the PLAYSTATION Network – Xbox LIVE demo to follow
in early September. Re-live the excitement of last season’s Stanley Cup Final
between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Detroit Red Wings by stepping into the
skates of a top NHL star in the new Be A Pro mode. With a dynamic new camera
that puts the focus on your player, Be A Pro is a whole new way to play the
greatest game on ice.
The new Be A Pro career mode will
put you in the skates of an up and coming superstar. Start in the AHL and work
your way up to the NHL, with the ultimate goal of becoming an NHL legend. The
new Performance Tracker will rate your play in over 60 categories so you will
know exactly what parts of your game you need to improve. NHL 09 will also
introduce the evolution of online team play – the EA SPORTS Hockley League. Take
your created player online and join a team with friends, or scout for players.
Featuring 6 vs. 6 online play and the ability to level up your player – you can
become the first great name in videogame hockey.
Building off seven ‘Sports Game of
the Year Awards’ last year, NHL 09 provides gamers with an answer to the
offensive innovation of years past with the introduction of Defensive Skill
Stick. Players can now use an improved poke check, sweep their stick 360 degrees
to block passing lanes, or lift an opponent’s stick when playing defense. Take a
proven formula, sprinkle on some innovation, throw in a whole new way to play
and see for yourself why every EA SPORTS gamer will love NHL 09.
NHL 09 ships to retailers on
September 9 on Xbox 360 and the PLAYSTATION 3.
For more information, please
UPDATE: The NHL 09 Demo has
been delayed and will not be on PLAYSTATION Network until late August. The demo
will still be on Xbox LIVE in early September.