EA Sports' anticipated arcade hockey game, NHL 3 on 3 Arcade, is set to release on Feb. 11, 2009.
The game will cost $9.99 on the Playstation Network and 800 Microsoft points on Xbox Live Arcade (a value of $9.99). The game will only be appearing on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3; sorry, Wii owners.
"3 on 3 NHL Arcade is perfect for sports fans who want to experience the thrill of NHL hockey at a great value without worrying about the rules of the sport," said Dave McCarthy, vice president, EA SPORTS. "Accessibility is really important. We have worked to make sure that come February, 3 on 3 NHL Arcade is a lot of fun for players of all skill levels.
"With fast paced action, crushing hits and loads of room to experiment, 3 on 3 NHL Arcade will have gamers from all walks of life excited about hockey. With no rules to hinder the action, deliver devastating checks that send your opponent over the boards and watch as he has to skate back onto the ice. If the goalie comes out of his crease to play the puck, check him. Exaggerated player-looks take center stage with 40 of the top NHL stars, representing every team, skating around the miniature rink. With game-changing power-ups falling on the ice throughout each session, serious is not the name of this game. Fly down the ice with a super-speed skater, and beat a giant sprawling goalie with a trick move for that highlight reel finish."
We'll keep you updated and will post a review sometime next week after the release date.
*Note, changed from Jan. to Feb.