Justin Lee On September 7, 2006 at 4:13 pm

2K Sports sends word that NHL 2K7 for the Xbox and Xbox 360 has gone gold and will be in stores on September 12th in North America. The Playstation 2 version will be released in late September so hang in there.

#1 Rated Hockey Video Game Series to Retail at $19.99 USD on Xbox video game and entertainment system and $59.99 USD for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system

NHL 2K7 , the latest in the #1 rated** hockey video game series, has gone gold and is set to hit retail shelves on September 12th. NHL 2K7 introduces a completely new skating engine and a multitude of new features, enriching the virtual ice rink experience.

“I’m really proud of NHL 2K7,” stated Greg Thomas , president of Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio. “In my opinion, not only is this the best playing hockey video game in the history of the NHL 2K series, but truly the best playing hockey game on the market. Cinemotion is one of the most innovative and interesting advancements in gameplay and in-game presentation that I’ve been a part of. Hats off to the development team.”

Gamers can play in a whole new perspective with Cinemotion – an exclusive and revolutionary experience that brings the game a new dramatic dimension with unique camera angles and striking orchestrated music. Cinemotion utilizes cut scenes shot from brand new perspectives to further heighten the drama and excitement of the game.

Pressure Control brings a tactical element to defensive hockey by allowing players to instruct teammates to defend opposing players while on the ice. Additionally, 2K Sports has upgraded the revolutionary ProControl suite of moves , to give users even more offensive and defensive tools to utilize on the ice.

With seamless online play and the most comprehensive online feature set anywhere including complete online stat tracking, buddy list management, and online leagues, 2K Sports continues to lead the online gaming revolution.

NHL 2K7 features 2006 Hart Memorial Trophy recipient, Joe Thornton on the cover and insightful commentary featuring veterans Bob Cole and Harry Neale.

NHL 2K7 for the Xbox 360 and Xbox video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft will be in retail stores on September 12th and in late September for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. NHL 2K7 for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system will also be coming this holiday season.

NHL 2K7 is rated E10+. For more information click on www.2ksports.com

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