ESPN NHL 2K5 for $19.99
By Hang Lauv
In a continued attempt to dethrone game sports giant EA, ESPN Videogames has announced they will be selling [i]ESPN NHL 2K5[/i] for only $19.99. This is in line with [i]ESPN NFL 2K5[/i] which is currently selling in stores now for $19.99. Whether or not the price cut will increase sales is yet to be seen. [i]ESPN NHL 2K5[/i] is set to hit store shelves on 8.31.2004.
With every new annual edition of sports games, new features must be added to improve gameplay and keep players on their toes. Here are the changes made to ESPN NHL 2K5:
– Party Mode, an all-new feature, encourages players to take on each other in dozens of multi-player mini-games and challenges, all in the name of becoming King of the Rink.
– Intense Contact Control?, a completely redesigned fighting engine, invites players to get physical with improved checks and new aggressive defensive tactics that can stifle an opponent or put the offending athlete in the penalty box.
– An enhanced ESPN Presentation brings back veteran ESPN hockey commentators, Gary Thorne and Bill Clement and introduces cut scenes from the locker room, statistic-laden overlays, more music, crowd chants, and ice girls.
– ESPN NHL 2K5 begins the next revolution in online gaming with competitive tournaments, deep online statistics and multiplayer leagues. Party Mode is also available for frenetic online play/