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NHL ’12 Legendary Trailer Released

Yesterday saw a new teaser trailer from EA Games’ upcoming NHL ‘12 skating out onto the ice.  The NHL series has so far claimed twenty-two awards for ‘Best Sports Game of the Year’, so it’s fair to say that NHL ’12 has a pretty big legacy to live up to.

While previous videos have focussed on the gameplay changes that EA is making for this new instalment, this trailer is a much more cinematic affair.  The focus is on the campaign mode of the NHL games, "Be A Pro", in which you create your own skater and in the words of the trailer "Become the next great legend".  We’re given a glimpse of a dramatic new entrance for your Pro and some great slow-motion shots.  They look like cinematics and not gameplay footage, but still give a sense of how the NHL team have undoubtedly refined their new physics engine for this release.

One thing the NHL games have gotten a lot better at over recent instalments is animating the crowd and really giving you the feel of playing in an NHL arena; a couple of crowd shots in the trailer suggest that they’re pushing this even further, to greatly enhance your immersion into the game.

While it doesn’t tell us anything particularly new and exciting about the gameplay features of NHL ’12, this new teaser trailer has definitely increased my anticipation level for the game.  Roll on September 9th; I’ve got a Stanley Cup to win!


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