2K sports announced today that NBA2K7 and NHL2k7 would both be available at launch for the Playstation 3. While both have previously been available for the Xbox 360, they have been adjusted to make use of the Playstation 3's SIXAXIS(tm) wireless controller. Free throws, goalie play and body checks are some of the option the motion sensing will bring.
Both titles and the Playstation 3 will release on November 17th.
NEW YORK, NY - November 7, 2006 - 2K Sports, a publishing label of
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: TTWO), announced today that
the critically-acclaimed NBA 2K7 and NHL 2K7 will be available as Day
One launch titles for the PLAYSTATION(r)3 computer entertainment system,
further cementing 2K Sports as the next-generation console publishing
leader in the sports category.
"With the power of the PLAYSTATION 3 system, 2K Sports continues to make
remarkable strides in the development of next-generation console games,"
said Greg Thomas, president of Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio. "The
capabilities of the Cell processor have allowed us to deliver the
next-generation quality of visuals and fluid animations that gamers
expect. The SIXAXIS(tm) wireless controller will introduce an entirely
new way for gamers to enjoy our titles and give our development teams
new, exciting ideas to bring unique features to our sports titles."
NBA 2K7, the #1-rated basketball video game series for five-straight
years* storms the court with the finest next-generation basketball
experience on the PLAYSTATION 3 system with high definition quality
visuals with full 1080p support, improved Signature Style animations,
and new free-throw shooting using the exclusive PLAYSTATION 3 system
SIXAXIS wireless controller to bring fans closer to the NBA experience.
NHL 2K7 breaks away from the competition bringing stunning realism and
authenticity as the only NHL video game at launch for the PLAYSTATION 3
system. Boasting new enhanced graphic details and improved responsive
gameplay, NHL 2K7, featuring San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton,
utilizes the exclusive PLAYSTATION 3 system SIXAXIS wireless controller
in two key features. When using Crease Control(tm) - NHL 2K7's unique
goalie perspective feature - goalie movements are tied to the SIXAXIS
wireless controller. Also, players can check opponents by quickly
moving the PLAYSTATION 3 system SIXAXIS wireless controller toward the
direction of opposing players, bringing a fresh unique hockey experience
on the PLAYSTATION 3 system.
In addition to promising gamers the richest, most enthralling sports
experience to date with NBA 2K7 and NHL 2K7 on the PLAYSTATION 3 system,
both titles will also be offering their entire suite of features found
in the other console versions of these 2K Sports titles. As pioneers of
online console gaming, 2K Sports is also proud to offer full online
support to both titles including seamless online play, tournament
options, and online leagues featuring live fantasy draft.
NBA 2K7 and NHL 2K7 will be available on November 17, 2006, launch day
of the PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system.