The golden age of console hockey will return when NHL 07 debuts with gameplay innovations that will allow players to feel like they are actually on the ice. Featuring an unmatched level of freedom and control, NHL 07 will represent a watershed moment in the history of the console hockey when it ships throughout Canada and the United States in September 2006. Hockey purists and casual fans alike will feel like they can play like a pro when they pick up NHL 07.
- Join the Revolution
Experience the most realistic sense of player control ever as you make every move—including shooting, deking, and checking—with the analog sticks. Make upper body stick-handling movements with one hand while controlling every glide and turn of the skates with the other.
- Dominate with the Skill Stick
Take over a game with an enhanced control system. On offense protect the puck, pull off spins, and dictate the velocity of every shot during scoring opportunities, or take away scoring chances with bone-crushing body checks and aggressive pressure on defense.
- Play to Your Strengths
Utilize the skills of your finesse players to stick-handle through the zone, playmakers to set up scoring opportunities, and power forwards to use their body to drive past defenders. Or take advantage of the size, strength, and skill of your defensive defensemen to muscle and angle players off the puck.
- Incredibly Realistic Detail
Players look and react more than ever like their real-life counterparts. See a sharpshooter's stick flex on a blast to the net, a net minder look a puck into his glove on a big save, and how a goalie's pads remain flush to the ice in and out of the butterfly.
- Live the Life of a GM
Sign and trade players, and negotiate contracts under the salary cap based on the new CBA. Once signed, it's up to you to mold young players into the superstars of tomorrow while keeping the team's overall confidence at its highest level.
- The Most Exciting Play in Sports
Nothing matches the pressure and intensity of a shootout. With the puck on your stick, and the game on the line, see if you can become an instant hero by beating the goalie one-on-one.
- All-Star Commentary
Gary Thorne and Bill Clement deliver a fresh TV-style broadcast that focuses on team and player rivalries. Storylines are introduced pre-game and change after every big hit, critical injury, and momentum-swinging goal.