The Beat

POSTED BY EA Staff ON Sep 12, 2011

NHL 12 For PS3 And Xbox 360 Available Today

Howe. Gretzky. Lemieux. You.

That’s right, hockey fans. NHL 12 storms the ice on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 today, giving you the chance to Be the Next Great Legend.

Or even better.

Lace up the skates and “Be a Legend Among Legends” by shattering the records of some of the greatest to ever play the game. In a revamped Be a Pro mode, set your sights on breaking historical milestones such as scoring 50 goals in 39 games like Gretzky or scoring a goal on your first NHL shift in your first NHL game like Lemieux.

If a bruising, physical style is more your thing, well, we have you covered as well with the innovative Full-Contact Physics Engine. From shattered glass and flying helmets to knocking players over the boards and into the bench, experience the skill and aggression of hockey like never before.

In fact, the action is so intense even the goalies are getting into it.

With all-new Dynamic Goalie Interaction, you can now play between the pipes, battle through traffic in front of the crease, and stonewall opponents with awe-inspiring desperation saves from every possible angle. When the action boils over, send a message by leaving the net, dropping the gloves, and trading punches with a heated rival.

No matter what your playing style, the franchise that’s captured 22 Sports Game of the Year Awards takes your NHL experience to new heights with more than 300 gameplay improvements. From dominating the EA Ultimate Hockey League to playing outdoors during the Winter Classic, your chance to become a legend begins today!