The top rated NHL franchise returns with an entirely NEW NHL EXPERIENCE featuring revolutionary right stick controls, all-new goaltending, a ground breaking face-off system, and stunning, next-gen visuals highlighting redesigned player models and animations.
- ProStick: Puck handle, deke, make spectacular defensive plays and battle for face-offs like never before with FULL 360° analog control of your stick! With hundreds of new animations, ProStick gives gamers the ultimate look, feel, and control over their favorite NHL players.
- All-NEW Superstar Combo Moves: Exploit your opponent's defensive weak spots by executing breathtaking combo moves. Superstar dekes performed by actual NHL players have captured exactly as seen in real life to allow for more exciting breakaways and shootouts!
- All-NEW Face-Off System: Under the supervision of 06 MVP Joe Thornton, a whole new approach to hockey game face-offs places emphasis on timing and strategy. Using the ProStick, properly position your player's stick to swipe at the puck and win critical late game face-offs. With tie-ups, warns, and toss outs, this is the most in depth face-off system ever.
- All-NEW Goaltending: Goaltending has been completely overhauled with instinctive AI, entirely new animations, and situation specific behaviors. Goaltenders will now come out and challenge, guard the post, perform spectacular butterfly saves, and much more!
- NHL Signature Style: Totally redesigned player models with accurate equipment brands and updated player faces bring you the most realistic hockey game to date. Coupled with an entirely revamped Edit-a-Player mode that allows you to modify every facet of your hockey players' appearance including stick and leg tape patterns!
- My NHL: Customize your style of play to create the exact hockey experience you want, then share your Game Styles by uploading them online for others to use. Use the new rating system to rank the best user Game Styles and let gamers know how they should be playing hockey. And if you want to experience how the pros like to play, check out the Game Styles created by real NHL personalities such as Joe Thornton, Jason Spezza, Marty Turco and more!
- NHL 2K8 Soundtrack: Featuring Bloc Party, Korn, Quiet Riot, Priestess, Stellastarr, Early Man, Tokyo Police Club, Les Savy Fav and more.