iPhone Gets NHL 2K11 Tomorrow
2K Sports has announced that starting tomorrow, hockey fans will be able to purchase the iPhone‘s first ever NHL licensed videogame.
The company confirmed that NHL 2K11 will cost $1.99 for the first week, but could be priced higher by the time it ends. According to 2K, it will ‘closely’ look and feel like its console counter-part because the graphics, along with the animations, were coded directly from the more powerful home consoles. Of course, I have a hard time believing that, considering when you compare any iPhone game to the Xbox 360 or PS3 titles — the phone always falls short and by a lot.
The control system is designed with the iPhone in mind, so I’m assuming it should take advantage of either the new gryroscope or the accelerometer, but nothing has been confirmed. Sadly, 2K failed to release any media which probably not a good sign for the visuals, so when you wake up tomorrow head over to the App Store and check out the screens they provide in the preview section.
In my opinion, there has yet to be a good iPhone/iTouch realistic sports game. Sure, EA has released a few Maddens and various other sports titles on the device, but note one has captivated me, and this stems mostly from the simplistic approach EA has taken — especially when it comes to the control scheme. Hopefully 2K has figured out how to appease the hardcore sports gamer with this installment of NHL 2k11, but I’m not holding my breath.