3 on 3 NHL Arcade Fact Sheet

Posted December 21st, 2008 at 8:34 am

EA Sports has released the full fact sheet for the upcoming 3 on 3 NHL Arcade. The game will be available in February on the Xbox Live Marketplace (800 points) and Playstation Network ($9.99). For that low price this is shaping up to be great value if the game is as entertaining to play as it sounds. Arcade hockey games have proven to be very fun in the past. The same could have been said about arcade boxing games until Facebreaker released though. However as an inexpensive downloadable title developed by the team behind NHL 09 there is reason to be encouraged and look forward to this one.

Power-ups: When you see a giant skating down the ice, you’ll realize this is not traditional hockey. With eight different power-ups, from speed skating to giant goalie, on-ice mayhem is the only guarantee

Online Game Modes: Play against a friend one-on-one online or with up to three players a side. With leaderboards and ranked/unranked match options, 3on 3 NHL Arcade is an experienced best shared.

Button Controls: 3 on 3 NHL Arcade will feature two separate control schemes. The Skill Stick featured in the past three NHL titles, and all new button controls. With everything mapped to the face buttons, including all new trick moves, players of all skill levels will be able to jump right into the action.

Trick Moves: The new control scheme introduces trick moves and spin moves to the world of NHL. Spin out of the way of an oncoming check before batting the puck out of the air and past a diving goalie.

Unique Presentation: Bright lights and big heads make their way to the NHL franchise. Featuring exaggerated player looks, and a miniature rink, 3 on 3 boasts a unique and lighthearted tone throughout.

Player Types: 3 on 3 NHL Arcade splits 40 of the top NHL players, representing every team in the league, into three distinct player types. Fast players specialize in dangling, Strong players bring extra power to their hits, while All-around players play a solid two-way game of hockey.

Check Hard, Really Hard: The all-new physics-based checking engine introduced in NHL 09 makes a return in 3 on 3 NHL Arcade with one slight difference, every hit is huge. Hit a guy just right and don’t be surprised to see him fly across the length of the ice.