EA Sports’ latest trailer for NHL 12 (featuring Steven Stamkos on the cover) doesn’t exactly have me drooling, but they never have in the past. Still, somehow they always end up being worth the yearly $70.00 that they mug my ass for.
It’s an annual tradition of mine (fully hockey obsessed) to go out and buy the latest NHL game, whether the newly added features seem to be “worthy” or not. It always seems like they’re adding things that should already exist. For example, this year there will, yet again, be a fully new physics engine and everything in the rink will be live, which is to say that anything that gets hit or ran into is effected; including the goalies. Glass smashes, helmets and masks fly off, net comes off moorings, players can be hurled into benches and goalies can fight.
Like any decent game developer, they listened to their fans for suggestions again this year. It’s just too bad that the best the fans could come up with was an inclusion of the Winter Classic, where you play in PA as the Pens or Caps and “battle harsh weather conditions.” Ooooo. However, in the reveal trailer, EA does mention an upcoming “Huge Announcement” that will be revealed on their twitter/facebook. Surfing the boards only brings rumors. Everything from new in-depth League or GM type modes to “monkeys” (?) and “better servers”, as one kid jokingly (or not jokingly) put it.
I play it often enough for it to be worth the money and i’m always interested in the new, up-to-date rosters, goalie equipment, team jerseys, and especially this year’s addition of the WINNIPEG JETS. The fuckin’ Jets, boys! I’m extremely jacked about that.
Enough yapping. Basically, i’m twinkling on my fuckin’ tippy-toes for this one. It will be released in North America on September 13th.
The reveal trailer: