The Stanley Cup playoffs are here. The NHL Entry Draft is on the near horizon. Free Agency is just weeks away. EA Sports
has announced a boatload of upgrades and rumors of even more to come in NHL 2011
. They've also announced NHL Slapshot
for the Wii
which brought Wayne Gretzky back to hockey games and the first Nintendo
approved third-party peripheral controller. It's basically gone from hockey Christmas to hockey Hanukkah because the days of gifts keep coming. And now, OGPlanet
is releasing Hockey Dash
an online multiplayer game combining aspects of ice and steet hockey. It's in open beta now and will be fully released on 6/9
These are just the kinds of things that will make my dull winter weekends a lot more enjoyable when my wife is out of town.
OGPlanet Unleashes Hockey Dash
Adrenaline-pumping online multiplayer action combines ice and street hockey
El Segundo, Calif.-June 3rd, 2010-OGPlanet, the global leader in multiplayer free-to-play online entertainment, today announced that its newest game Hockey Dash has gone into open beta test and will launch throughout North America on June 9th, 2010. Hockey Dash blends the strategy of ice hockey with the breathtaking pace of street hockey for an adrenaline-fueled competition that takes skill and smarts to succeed.
"OGPlanet has found success with gameplay styles that most companies don't think are suited to online play, like Rumble Fighter," said Sangchul Park, CEO of OGPlanet. "We think we've got another winner with Hockey Dash. Its fast pace and unique game mechanics make for a very high-energy, fun multiplayer experience."
As in ice hockey, Hockey Dash players must expose the opponents' weak spots to land the puck in the goal, but because the game uses real street hockey skating physics, players must master dexterous and agile movements to be successful. Hockey Dash rules are simplified and gameplay focuses on teamwork and heavy contact moves so even newcomers can jump in and have a blast, while more experienced players can sharpen their strategies to create an edge.
In match mode, players may freely create teams with other users against other user-created teams or against AI NPC teams. Single player modes feature mini-games and missions with leader boards to earn in-game currency and purchase items and skills. As with all OGPlanet games, community activities such as league matches and tournaments encourage a high level of achievement and glory.