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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

NHL10 - Update


"The NHL franchise that has won 19 sports game of the year awards over the past two years begins a new era with gameplay innovations that deliver a new standard of toughness, the emotion of playoff hockey on the ice and in the arena, and over 200 gameplay refinements that replicate the skill and finesse that every fan sees throughout the NHL playoffs.

A new first-person fighting engine enables players to trade punches with an NHL tough guy. Feel what it’s like to be on the ice in the skates of an NHL player to throw and dodge punches. Grab and tug an opponent’s jersey to land a punch that ignites the fans and sparks your team to victory. Challenge a skill player and an opposing team tough guy will step in to settle the score.

On ice toughness and intimidation is taken to a new level in NHL 10 where winning one-on-one battles for possession of the puck along the boards becomes a test of will and skill. Utilizing an all-new board physics engine, players can use their body to shield the puck on the boards and then kick-pass it to teammates. Bigger, stronger players pin opponents to the boards while fanatical fans bang on the glass, just like real life. Fore-check defenders, pressure the puck and finish checks to intimidate your opponent into mistakes. Players fatigue, bobble passes, and avoid collisions under threat of constant physical pressure. Inspire teammates, ignite the fans and change the momentum of a game by instigating scrums, drawing penalties, and mixing it up — all after the referee blows the whistle!"

Known Key Features and Updates
  • All new 360° precision passing system
  • "Authentic" board play
  • Post-whistle face washes and scrums with penalties
  • First-person fighting
  • Intimidation tactics
  • More detailed and dynamic crowd
  • Crowds respond more realistically to play and players
  • Animated player faces during play
  • Over "200 game play enhancements"
  • Deeper game play sliders affect human or AI attributes
  • Ability to one-time loose pucks
  • Leg fake deke, shots from knees and out of the air
  • Glitch goals and exploit goals from '09 will be fixed for NHL 10
  • Curve shot goal will be gone. Animation removed.
  • 150+ new Goaltender saves
  • Cross-crease five-hole goal will be fixed
  • Winger/Center 4-on-4 faceoffs will now have the center taking the draw
  • AI defencemen will be harder to work around and play stronger positionally
  • Line changes and line matching will be fixed and work in NHL 10
  • Player disconnects are tracked more accurately
  • Player color indicators are fixed positionally
  • Teams will be matched up according to overall team ranking
  • Team match-making will be based on the number of human players playing
  • Greater variety of jerseys
  • Gameplay pausing restricted to after the whistle only - 3 pauses per team
  • Camera settings can be set to "Prefer up" permanently


Zach said...


Eric P. said...

"Capture Multiple Championships: The coveted EA SPORTS Hockey League Cup is always up for grabs as new seasons start on a monthly basis online.

All-New First-Person Fighting: Change the momentum by trading blows with an NHL enforcer. Tug an opponent’s jersey to gain an advantage—before or after the whistle.

New Intimidation Tactics: Fore-check defenders, pressure the puck, and finish checks to force your opponent into mistakes, as players fatigue, bobble passes, and avoid collisions under threat of physical pressure.

All-New Post-Whistle Action: The action never stops! Antagonize opposing players, finish checks, retaliate for late shots on goal, draw penalties, and pick fights—all after the referee blows the whistle!"