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NHL 07 images & trailer

NHL 07 images & trailer

Just in time for the season ending of the last season, EA Sports today announced that Alexander Ovechkin will be the cover boy for NHL 07. They also released a bunch of X360 images, together with some other images and a PC/PS2/XB trailer. The X360 version looks great, and hopefully it be a greater difference between the old version and this than NHL 2K6 was.


Ovechkin trailer
Download: AVI

All comments

Commented on 2006-06-22 19:04:18
Hmmm
doesn´t look special...
not like next gen
Commented on 2006-06-22 19:05:39
That looks alright, I don't know about player likeness though as I don't watch hockey.
Commented on 2006-06-22 19:06:14 In reply to denix
Posted by denix
Hmmm
doesn´t look special...
not like next gen
It's really sad to see that NHL games are like the only ones that are really having trouble keeping up with the pace. I really hoped EA would do something about this. Oh well, there's always a NHL 08...

____

And of course, our fellow Philly player on the small news image.
Commented on 2006-06-22 19:33:32
And NHL 2k7 ;]
Commented on 2006-06-22 19:33:55
Not sure never played a game like this before, and it don,t look that good.
Commented on 2006-06-22 19:36:47 In reply to szaromir
Posted by szaromir
And NHL 2k7 ;]
You mean this?
http://www.xboxyde.com/news_2948_en.html

I would say even NHL 07 looks better than that. ;)
Commented on 2006-06-22 19:44:44
Isn't NHL the lesser of the major US sports? I would imagine that dictates the budget and staff working on the franchise.
Commented on 2006-06-22 20:18:21 In reply to Manager
Posted by Manager
I would say even NHL 07 looks better than that. ;)
It's an early build and will definitely get better upon time;)

You're right, both look mediocre. Here in Poland no one really cares about hockey, so it doesn't matter to me.:)
Commented on 2006-06-22 21:10:46
Here in Canada hockey rules all... I'm surprised that EA Canada hasn't put more effort into the game...

I wish they'd show screenshots/vids of the camera angle that you actually play the game in... I hate when they just show close ups from the replay mode...
Commented on 2006-06-22 21:26:35
It's not about effort it's about budget, EA or 2K don't see the profit in making it look better.
Commented on 2006-06-22 21:26:52 In reply to Brandino
Posted by Brandino
Here in Canada hockey rules all... I'm surprised that EA Canada hasn't put more effort into the game...

I wish they'd show screenshots/vids of the camera angle that you actually play the game in... I hate when they just show close ups from the replay mode...
I think the developers changed from EA Vancouver to EA Montreal to continue the series. And EA Montreal didn't get to develop a lot of games, I think.

Ps: Why didn't we get NHL 06 on 360?
Commented on 2006-06-22 23:13:17 In reply to El_Cadz
Posted by El_Cadz
I think the developers changed from EA Vancouver to EA Montreal to continue the series. And EA Montreal didn't get to develop a lot of games, I think.

Ps: Why didn't we get NHL 06 on 360?
Because they were hard at work on this next-gen looking stunner...
Commented on 2006-06-22 23:31:25
EA's hockey offering has been a piece of junk for years now. The 2K series is far and away alot more realistic, but it still suffers as well.

Hockey needs alot more than graphical upgrades... like true multiplayer online. 5 vs. 5 on 10 different XBOX's.
Commented on 2006-06-23 01:02:51
maybe it's just me

but I think that those screens crap all over Madden 07
Commented on 2006-06-23 05:57:43
The skin looks great. The lighting still needs work though, and why are there still no textures on the ice?
Commented on 2006-06-23 08:19:06
this is one of the 360 games am looking forward to the most.I hope they add an online league of some sort and please for god sake dont take away the swedish league from the list.The swedish hockey league is the league in my heart!! :D
Commented on 2006-06-24 09:19:32 In reply to Tupacolyte
Posted by Tupacolyte
maybe it's just me

but I think that those screens crap all over Madden 07
It is just you.

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