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Sheffield, UK - November 29, 2012 –
Distinctive Games is urging hockey fans to forget the lockout and
roll out the zamboni, as hockey is making a much-awaited return to
the ice with Hockey Nations Powerplay on Surface devices and
Windows 8 PC. The long-time favourite amongst fans of international
hockey hits the ice on Windows 8-powered Surface with plenty of
game modes to keep you occupied for hours.
Pick your team from over 50 teams or create your own from a wide
selection of customizable city teams. Boasting 6 game modes
from World League to Playoffs, Hockey Nations Powerplay has
something for everyone craving for a fun hockey fix for their
lockout-induced withdrawal symptoms.
Authentic motion-captured animations capture the explosiveness
of this fast-paced physical sport with intuitive controls allowing
you to skate right into the centre of action. You may also set your
strategy to suit your gameplay and change it on the fly to keep the
opponents guessing. The exquisite visuals combined with the
fast-paced and strategic action make Hockey Nations Powerplay the
unrivalled #1 choice for hockey fans.
Pucktastic features include:
CHOOSE FROM OVER 50 TEAMS OR CREATE YOUR OWN
18 country teams, 40 customisable city teams to allow you to
play as your favourite team – are you ready to bring your A
team out to play?
FIERCE HOCKEY ACTION ACROSS 6 GAME MODES
Learn to master your hockey skills and dominate your opponents
across 6 action-packed game modes, including World League, Go for
Gold, Shootout, Exhibition, Playoff and Practice.
PICK YOUR FIGHTS
Emotions can get heated while trying to crush your rivals and
now you can settle the scores the old-fashioned way. Do not forget
that getting into fisticuffs is a punishable offense and you will
end up in the box for a 5-minute cool-down.
OUTSTANDING VISUALS & INTUITIVE CONTROLS
Enjoy the sleek 3D graphics, unrivalled hockey AI and realistic
STRATEGISE YOUR WAY TO WIN
Choose and change your own strategy to suit your play from a
variety of well-established hockey systems and strategies.
Hockey Nations Powerplay is now available on Surface and Windows
8–powered devices on Windows Store.
About Distinctive Games
Since 2001, Distinctive Developments has been developing
award-winning mobile titles for all major gaming publishers, such
as Electronic Arts (EA), SEGA, Eidos (Square Enix) and PopCap.
Distinctive has worked on a number of high profile gaming brands,
including the FIFA franchise (since 2002), Sonic the Hedgehog, Tomb
Raider Underworld as well as many well-known consumer brands
looking to build or revamp their mobile identities.
Alongside developing games for publishing and marketing
partners, Distinctive has been releasing its own suite of
successful mobile titles, including Hockey Nations, the Rugby
Nations franchise, Downhill Xtreme, Boomtime Baseball, Football
Kicks, Dead Runner and My Army: Reloaded. In the past 12 months in
addition to acquiring over 15m new gamers, Distinctive Games has
been receiving positive exposure also outside the traditional
gaming media, such as appearing as in-store and exhibition demos as
well as in a major TV advert showed to over 100 million viewers.
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