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EA Ships NHL 06

by Jonathan Metts - September 7, 2005, 3:32 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: EA Sports Press Release

Hockey is still alive on GameCube.

The season begins WITH NHL 06

The Rush is Back in the Latest Hockey Videogame from EA SPORTS(tm)

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - September 7, 2005 - NHL(r) 06 has shipped from

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), the world's leading interactive software

company. Hockey fans can start the season early and test their skills in

the #1 worldwide selling hockey franchise to date.

EA SPORTS(tm) NHL 06 lets you take complete control of every scoring

opportunity and become an offensive superstar. It features an all-new

Skill Stick and the return of classic deke controls, letting you express

your playing style by pulling off the highlight reel moves of an NHL

All-Star. With an all-new intuitive control scheme that provides

smoother gameplay, NHL 06 delivers a complete game experience true to

the sport itself.

Vincent Lecavalier, the highly-skilled assistant captain of the Tampa

Bay Lightning and one of the most decorated young stars in the NHL(r),

graces the cover of NHL 06. In 2003-04, Lecavalier, 25, led the

Lightning to the Stanley Cup(r) Championship in an exciting seven-game

series against the Calgary Flames. Three months later, Lecavalier was

named the Most Valuable Player during the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and

lead Team Canada to the gold medal.

NHL 06, developed by EA Canada in Vancouver, B.C., is available on the

PlayStation(r)2 computer entertainment system, Xbox(r) video game system

from Microsoft, the Nintendo GameCube(tm), and PC this fall. The game is

rated "E10+" (Everyone 10+) by the ESRB.


IceColdSeptember 07, 2005

I saw it on special if you pre-order everywhere here for $39.99 CDN. Must be because of the lockout because it's usually $60 at launch. Good deal, and I'm deciding whether to pick it up now. I haven't bought a hockey game for a while, but I know this one won't be vastly improved. Maybe I'll wait until it goes to $30 - probably about February. I'll have to read about what's new too.

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