NHL 11 Demo Coming August 17

Lace up those skates, folks, because a demo for NHL 11 is on the way.

According to Operation Sports, the news was revealed in a developer chat yesterday. The demo is set to hit the Xbox 360 and PS3 on August 17 in North American and August 18 in Europe.


The demo is said to include the "Battle for The Cup" mode, which will allow players to pit Chicago against Philadelphia in a 3rd Period, Game 7 situation.

A preview of the "Hockey Ultimate Team" mode (HUT) will also be included with a starter pack of cards, allowing players to play offline tournaments (in 3rd period situations) with the chance to win card unlocks for the full version of NHL 11.

Players can walk away with two packs of cards by by inviting a friend to play the demo, and by either playing the demo or winning the HUT tournament in the demo; however, cards will not unlock for both. The cards will unlock in NHL 11 when the game launches.

The Coolest Game on Earth hits Xbox 360 and PS3 when NHL 11 lands in stores on September 7.