NHL 2K Series Is Returning to IPod and Android Devices

Brian Mazique@@UniqueMaziqueCorrespondent IIISeptember 17, 2014

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The NHL 2K series hasn't been heard from since 2010 when NHL 2K11 released for the iPhone and Nintendo Wii, but the once highly acclaimed series is coming back for mobile devices in the early fall.

In the video above, I got an opportunity to speak with vice president of marketing at 2K Sports, Chris Snyder. He is clearly excited about the return of the franchise.

This game is clearly not meant to be a small-time, cheap mobile experience. As games on the go are concerned, the feature set planned is pretty verbose.

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Here's a look at what will be available for gamers who partake in the latest version of the series.

  • Season mode
  • Free skate
  • Shootout
  • MyCareer
  • Winter Classic modes
  • Three-on-three competitive minigame
  • Live roster updates
  • MiFi Controller compatibility, GameCenter connectivity and iCloud support (for iOS only)

Although the game isn't a physical product, it still has Vancouver Canucks star Ryan Kesler as the virtual cover athlete.

The game will cost $7.99, but with such a stacked feature set, fans may not hesitate to shell out that much for an experience that offers replay value.

Perhaps the most intriguing mode is the MyCareer option. As most know, 2K Sports has taken over the single-player gaming world with the MyCareer concept in NBA 2K, and it's also set to get its first run in the forthcoming WWE 2K15.

image provided by 2K Sports

For those who are unaware of what that mode is, in short, it allows gamers to create a player and take that player through an entire career.

You control only the one man as opposed to an entire team.

We know it has been wildly successful in NBA 2K. Seeing how the concept goes over in a mobile experience is going to be interesting. At this time, there isn't a definite release date on tap, but in the interview, Snyder mentions that it'll be closer to the beginning of training camp in the NHL.

Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

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