NHL 10 Announced, Throws Fists

EA Sports has today announced NHL 10, the latest in its long-running hockey series.

To improve upon NHL 09--which Nick so lovingly praised--EA promises "more than 200 gameplay refinements," including a new precision passing mechanic, scoring from your knees and knocking pucks out the air, but the real treat is first-person fisticuffs.

Yank on someone's jersey then clock him one in the face and fans will erupt in delight, while your opponent's tough guys might step in to protect a 'skill' player from your blows.

A new board physics engine lets you shield the puck with your body and kick-pass, plus of course big players can pin you to the boards while crazed fans hammer on the glass.

Developed by EA Canada, NHL 10 is due out on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this fall.

From The Chatty

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    May 14, 2009 8:33 AM

    How many years has it been since an EA NHL game was released on the PC?

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      May 14, 2009 8:49 AM

      09 came out for pc.

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        May 14, 2009 8:51 AM

        how many years since it's been worth playing it on PC? 2-3?

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          May 14, 2009 9:32 AM

          What was wrong with the PC version? Its been the best hockey on console for quiet some time

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            May 14, 2009 9:41 AM

            The PC version has been built off the old ps2 engine style of gameplay, not the next gen skill stick stuff.

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              May 14, 2009 10:01 AM

              thats not true at all

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                May 14, 2009 10:15 AM


                "If you've been following EA's sports game releases on older consoles and the PC over the last couple of years, the following sentence should be of absolutely no surprise to you: NHL 08 on the PS2 and PC is a lot like NHL 07. Once again, EA has phoned it in on these versions, adjusting the control scheme a bit, adding minor league management to the dynasty mode, and calling it a day. Apart from that, the game still plays the same lightning-fast and patently unrealistic game of hockey it has since NHL 2005"


                "This year's NHL from EA Sports was fantastic on consoles. It had the amount of innovation needed to turn heads, both online and off, and it simulated its sport as well as any videogame in history. Understandably, I was expecting the same from the PC version of NHL 09. Sadly, that isn't the case. Instead we get a hockey game that neither looks nor plays like its console counterparts, despite sharing many of the same modes"

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                  May 14, 2009 10:21 AM

                  "The biggest – and worst – difference is in the core gameplay. It's almost like EA Sports used a hockey engine from the late 90s. The ice physics are off, the checking looks odd, and player models look like their resolution has been bumped up from the PlayStation days. They're blocky, lacking in detail, and they move with an arcade-like quality."

                  "As I said, there are elements, such as the right stick integration, that made it into this year's game, but at first glance it's very clear that the PC version of NHL 09 was built on an entirely different framework than the console SKU."

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              May 15, 2009 9:56 AM

              i own nhl 09 on pc. its completely true. its not even close to the same game. still fun though

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          May 14, 2009 12:38 PM

          Last good PC NHL game was NHL 95.

          Though NHL 98 had it's moments also.

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      May 14, 2009 10:01 AM

      i thinkt he answer you are looking for is.... 1