First NHL 2K8 Details Revealed

2K Sports has just released the first details regarding its latest season of the NHL 2K series. NHL 2K8, in development for the PS3, PS2 and Xbox 360 for a fall release, will utilize 2K Sports’ “NHL Signature Style” in order to bring more realism and authenticity to the virtual hockey experience. A significant focus of this “Signature Style” will be on creating player models down to the last detail. Players will be rendered with greater realism than ever before thanks to true-to-life attributes, unique player characteristics and branded equipment, promising to make the players (especially the stars) immediately recognizable on the ice.

“Building on the success of NHL 2K7, we have developed a title that is a truly accurate portrayal of the game and how it is meant to be seen and played,” said Greg Thomas, President of Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio.  “NHL 2K8 represents the complete next generation gaming experience and showcases the talent and experience of the development team.  NHL 2K8 is an incredibly realistic hockey simulation and we are proud to create such an exciting video game.”

That’s the extent of the info 2K Sports has passed along so far, with disclosure of actual gameplay features and that sort of thing yet to come. New assets are expected anytime now as well, so as soon as they come in we’ll post ’em up.

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