NHL® 09

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As the successor to the critically acclaimed NHL 08, winner of seven sports game of the year awards, NHL 09 builds on the momentum of last year, with innovative controls, added depth and new features designed to help newcomers jump into the series.
Features
  • Overview

    All eyes are on you
    Be a Pro by creating a player for an entire career. Earn trophies and your very own hockey card as your coach rates you in 60 categories. Play well or you might get traded.


    EA SPORTS™ Hockey League
    Throw your newly created player online, join a team and become one of the first to experience Massive Multiplater Online play in a console sports video game. Featuring live sex vs. six team play, become the first great name in online hockey.


    New defensive Skill Stick
    NHL® 08 provided true offensive prowess with the Skill Stick, now you have the power to stop it.
    Block passing lanes with 360 degree control of your stick or distrupt an opponent's one-timer by lifting their stick just before they recieve a pass.


    Get everyone in the game.
    Shoot, pass and score using a simplified two-button control system from the glory days of MHL® 94. With the addition of the Czech, German and Russian leagues, everyone around the globe can enjoy the fastest sport on earth.

  • Playstation 2
    • All-New Be a Pro - Play out an entire career as your favorite NHL player with a dynamic new player-focused camera angle. Instant in-game feedback lets you know where you’re excelling and where you need to improve.
    • New Rookie Controls - Hit, pass, shoot, and score using a simplified two-button control system. Newcomers to the game can now challenge the best of the best.
    • European Dynasty Leagues - Play out multiple seasons in the official Swedish, Finnish, Czech, and German Leagues, and, for the first time, play a season in the Russian Super League.
    • Learn on the Fly - All-new tutorial videos teach you how to shoot, skate, and deke before hitting the ice against an opposing team.
    • Become a Legend - Master the Skill Stick to take your game to the next level. With improved stick-handling, passing, and shooting accuracy, you’ll be an NHL All-Star in no time.
    • Authentic NHL Gameplay - From detailed player likenesses, alternate team sweaters, ice spray, true-to-life sounds when crashing off the boards, and more, this is a truly authentic hockey experience.
  • Xbox 360
    • All Eyes Are on You - Be a Pro by creating a player for an entire career. Earn trophies and your very own hockey card as your coach rates you in 60 categories. Play well or you might get traded.
    • EA SPORTS Hockey League - Throw your newly created player online, join a team with up to 50 friends, and become one of the first to experience massive multiplayer online play in a console sports video game. Featuring live six vs. six team play, become the first great name in online hockey.
    • Check Hard and Fight - An all-new physics-based checking and fighting engine brings a whole new level of intensity to the game. Catch players with their head down and lay them out like never before.
    • New Defensive Skill Stick - NHL® 08 provided true offensive prowess with the Skill Stick — now you have the power to stop it. Block passing lanes with 360° control of your stick or disrupt an opponent’s one-timer by lifting their stick just before they receive a pass.
    • Light the Lamp in Spectacular Fashion - A new weapon has been added to your offensive arsenal — the one-handed deke. During breakaways or in open ice, tap the puck to one hand then tuck it behind a sprawling goalie for the ultimate finish.
    • Get Everyone in the Game - Shoot, pass, and score using a simplified two-button control system from the glory days of NHL 94. With the addition of the Czech, German, and Russian leagues, everyone around the globe can enjoy the fastest sport on earth.
  • PlayStation 3
    • All Eyes Are on You - Be a Pro by creating a player for an entire career. Earn trophies and your very own hockey card as your coach rates you in 60 categories. Play well or you might get traded.
    • EA SPORTS Hockey League - Throw your newly created player online, join a team with up to 50 friends, and become one of the first to experience massive multiplayer online play in a console sports video game. Featuring live six vs. six team play, become the first great name in online hockey.
    • Check Hard and Fight - An all-new physics-based checking and fighting engine brings a whole new level of intensity to the game. Catch players with their head down and lay them out like never before.
    • New Defensive Skill Stick - NHL® 08 provided true offensive prowess with the Skill Stick — now you have the power to stop it. Block passing lanes with 360° control of your stick or disrupt an opponent’s one-timer by lifting their stick just before they receive a pass.
    • Light the Lamp in Spectacular Fashion - A new weapon has been added to your offensive arsenal — the one-handed deke. During breakaways or in open ice, tap the puck to one hand then tuck it behind a sprawling goalie for the ultimate finish.
    • Get Everyone in the Game - Shoot, pass, and score using a simplified two-button control system from the glory days of NHL 94. With the addition of the Czech, German, and Russian leagues, everyone around the globe can enjoy the fastest sport on earth.
  • PC
    • All-New Be a Pro - Play out an entire career as your favorite NHL player with a dynamic new player-focused camera angle. Instant in-game feedback lets you know where you’re excelling and where you need to improve.
    • New Rookie Controls - Hit, pass, shoot, and score using a simplified two-button control system. Newcomers to the game can now challenge the best of the best.
    • European Dynasty Leagues - Play out multiple seasons in the official Swedish, Finnish, Czech, and German Leagues, and, for the first time, play a season in the Russian Super League.
    • Become a Legend - Master the Skill Stick to take your game to the next level. With improved stick-handling, passing, and shooting accuracy, you’ll be an NHL All-Star in no time.
    • Authentic NHL Gameplay - From detailed player likenesses, alternate team sweaters, ice spray, true-to-life sounds when crashing off the boards, and more, this is a truly authentic hockey experience.
    • Conquer Rivals Around the World - Challenge friends and rivals online in head-to-head games, season mode, or in a World Tournament, or take on the role of commissioner, hosting league play with up to 30 teams.
  • All Platforms
    This title is rated 16+