About this time last year, at E3, I was chewing the fat with a 2K Sports representative about NBA 2K11 which already looked to be the monster it would become. Long dominant in the pro basketball genre, the game with Michael Jordan on its cover was going to be 2K's Sunday punch to EA Sports. "That's the idea," the guy…
2K Sports made one of the more intriguing - and gutsy - calls in sports publishing when it shelved NHL 2K on the PS3 and Xbox 360 for a year, going Wii-only for NHL 2K11.
Visual Concepts, the 2K Sports in-house studio handling NBA 2K, NHL 2K and MLB 2K, cut roughly 30 positions, Take-Two Interactive confirmed today. Very few jobs, if any, came from the studio's upcoming NBA 2K11, its biggest moneymaker.
This is a promotional vid for a Vancouver-to-New York tour of NHL 2K11, but it gives a good look at the motion control upgrades for this year's game - including a nifty puck-juggling mechanic that is certain to be abused.
Sports gamers are ready for far more than some football coming out of this year's E3 expo.
The Toronto Sun reported today that EA Sports' upcoming NHL game for the Wii will be called NHL Slapshot, and it will be completely different from the main game. It will also ship with a mini-hockey stick peripheral.
Presumed dead until a week ago, not only is NHL 2K11 publishing this year for the Wii, it'll have one of the stars of the United States' silver medal-winning Olympic hockey team starring on its cover.
Take-Two Interactive CEO Ben Feder sheds some light on NHL 2K's absence from the company's PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 line-up, explaining that the series is on hiatus this year in order to come back stronger with NHL 2K12.
After telling everyone that NCAA Basketball and NHL 2K might be getting passive cancellations, I've been sent this tip from an anonymous reader: According to an ad listing, 2K Sports is seeking artists for an NHL 2K11 soundtrack.