Advertising Blurbs
    Be the Hero- Rush the net in pursuit of the game-winning goal, guard the crease with your life to shut out the opposition, and watch it all from the player's point of view. In this game, you are the hero. New features include the "Breakaway Camera", "EA GameStory" which recognises and rewards outstanding performance, and "Create-a-Player" so you can really put yourself in the game. Whether you're an intense power forward or bruising defenceman, you'll feel pure adrenaline as you take the ice - but don't take our word for it, experience it for yourself.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (22291) on Sep 25, 2010. - Xbox:
    Dieses Spiel wird nicht mehr hergestellt.

    In der aktuellsten NHL-Version von EA SPORTS bestimmt der Spieler selbst die Action. Zusätzliche Features wie eine völlig neuartige Kameraperspektive und die "EA GameStory" sind würdige Belohnungen für gute Leistungen des Spielers auf dem Eis.

    Darüber hinaus stehen dem Spieler in sechs verschiedenen Modi mehr Optionen als je zuvor zur Verfügung. So gibt es z.B. die Möglichkeit, sofort mit einem Spiel zu beginnen, oder den Karrieremodus, in dem der Spieler über eine reguläre Saison hinaus eine komplette Karriere einschließlich Drafts, Trades und dem Verpflichten von Free Agents absolvieren kann.

    Ein Stürmer kurz vor dem möglicherweise spielentscheidenden Treffer, der Goalie beim Shutout oder ein Spieler beim Versuch, seine Zone zu verteidigen - NHL 2002 auf der Xbox bietet auf jeden Fall pure Eishockey-Action. Coole Kameraperspektiven und erstklassige Statistiken runden das Spiel ab und machen es zu einem einzigartigen Erlebnis für den Spieler.


    • Neue Kameraperspektive: Die coolsten Aktionen können jetzt aus der Perspektive der Eishockeyspieler erlebt werden.
    • NHL®-Karten: Durch das Erreichen bestimmter Ziele im Spiel kann der Spieler "NHL-Karten" erwerben. Die Karten wiederum kann er in Boosts oder Cheats umwandeln oder damit Features freischalten.
    • EA GameStory: Hier werden besondere Ereignisse im Spielverlauf festgehalten und in besonderen Kameraperspektiven, Wiederholungen und Statistiken oder durch spezielle Kommentare gewürdigt.
    • NEU: Erstellen eines Spielers: Zusätzliche Möglichkeiten zum individuellen Gestalten des Spiels durch das Erstellen eines eigenen Eishockeyspielers. Hierbei kann der Spieler aus einer Vielzahl von Frisuren und Haarfarben, Bärten, Augenfarben und anderen Features auswählen.
    • Emotion Meter: Verbesserte Animationen gestalten emotionale Szenen noch authentischer. Wenn die Fans der Heimmannschaft ihr Team anfeuern oder die Fans der Gastmannschaft die Gegner ausbuhen, dann reagieren die Spieler entsprechend.
    • Unterschiedliche Levels: Der Spieler kann das Spiel ganz nach seinen Vorstellungen gestalten. Er wählt einen beliebigen Level, der seinen aktuellen Fähigkeiten entspricht, und kann mit zunehmenden Fähigkeiten auch den Level steigern.
    • Deutsche Software mit englischer Sprachausgabe

    Contributed by Xoleras (66829) on Jun 26, 2005.

Press Release - PlayStation 2 and Windows.:


    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., September 18, 2001– Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) puts the puck in the net with NHL® 2002 for PC shipping today. NHL 2002 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system ships next week.

    NHL 2002 becomes the first interactive game to completely integrate DTS Interactive’ audio technology into a next generation console game, bringing theater-quality sound to NHL 2002 for the PlayStation 2 console. For example, gamers will now be able to hear approaching defenseman skating toward them from various sides in DTS multi-channel surround sound.

    In-game music is provided by Barenaked Ladies, the multi-platinum Reprise recording artists from Toronto who will debut “It’s Only Me (The Wizard of Magicland),” also to be released on their greatest hits album titled Disc One: All Their Greatest Hits / 1991-2001. Fans will be able to play as band members through the Create Player feature, allowing them to enter band members’ names and save the musician to the team of their choice. Additionally, chart-topping punk band Sum 41 features its hit single “Fat Lip” as well as “Makes No Difference.” Other bands in NHL 2002 include The Tea Party, Treble Charger, Jet Set Satellite, and more.

    NHL 2002 is an official game of the NHL® and NHLPA®, and includes all 30 NHL franchises, 20 of the world’s top International teams, and over 700 face-mapped models of active NHL players, including NHL 2002 spokesman and Penguins owner and center Mario Lemieux.

    In order to raise NHL 2002 to the next level in interactive hockey gaming, the development team placed a high priority on enhancing and creating features that reward the user and evoke the same emotional highs that result from intense competition. Thus the creation of features like the new Breakaway Cam, which intensifies one-on-one situations. As the skater stickhandles toward the goal, contested by only the goalie, the camera zooms-in on the player and the sounds of the cheering crowd fade to his pounding heart and scraping skates as he focuses on the scoring opportunity.

    EA GameStory, which highlights in-game action through visuals, multiple camera angles, replays, in-game audio and lively commentary by Jim Hughson and Don Taylor. Earning boosts, cheats and un-lockable features through “NHL Cards” by performing tasks and reaching milestones also accomplish this task by combining challenge, reward, and entertainment for the gamer.

    “Our objective with NHL 2002 was to stretch the boundaries, pushing for the ultimate in both realism and entertainment value from the moment the players leave the locker room until the final horn,” said Kevin Wilkinson, senior producer of NHL 2002. “We believe we’ve done that through a series of new innovations and enhancements including Beakaway Cam, new lighting and camera angles, customized celebrations, user controlled saucer passes, manual dekes, exciting gameplay, enhanced graphics and other added features.”

    Developed by EA Canada, NHL 2002 for the PC carries an ESRB rating of “E” for Everyone and a MSRP of US$39.99 for PC-CD and US$49.99 for the PlayStation 2 console. NHL 2002 for Xbox’ video game system from Microsoft is scheduled to ship in December. Consumers may purchase the game directly by going online at ( or by calling toll free at 877-EA GAMES (877-324-2637). The game has a suggested retail price of $49.95. Screenshots are available on an informational press site at

    EA SPORTS is one of four Electronic Arts (EA) brands. EA SPORTS ( is the leading interactive sports software brand in the world, publishing top-selling EA SPORTS franchises including FIFA, John Madden Football, NHL®, Knockout Kings, NBA LIVE, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR®, Triple Play’ Baseball and NASCAR®. EA SPORTS publishes interactive entertainment software for personal computers and advanced entertainment systems such as the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the PlayStation® EA will publish its first titles for the Xbox video game system, Nintendo GameCube’ and Game Boy®Advance this winter.

    Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of more than $1.3 billion for fiscal 2001. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for the Internet, personal computers and video game systems. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS, EA GAMES, EA SPORTS BIG’ and EA.COM. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at


    Contributed by skl (1142) on Mar 02, 2004.

Back of Case - PlayStation 2:



    Experience hockey's greatest moments with the new Breakaway, Save, and Hit cams.

    Show off superior skills and dazzling moves to earn NHL Cards for boosts, cheats, and other cool stuff.

    Track events and follow the EA Sports Game Stories as they develop.

    Put yourself in the game with the new Create-A-Skater face-builder.

    New animations let you reach for passes, lift passes, and kick the puck up onto your stick.

    Hear the new Barenaked Ladies song before it's available in stores! Plus, music from Sum 41 and more.





    Contributed by Corn Popper (69396) on Nov 11, 2002.

Back of Box:
    Be The Hero

    Game-Saving stops from hockey's elite.
    Break away for the game winner.
    Follow the Game Story action.
    NHL Cards - reap the rewards.

    • Ice Level Action - Experience hockey's greatest moments with the new Breakaway, Save, and Hit cams.
    • Play Your Cards Right - Show off superior skills and dazzling moves to earn NHL Cards for boosts, cheats, and other cool stuff.
    • Get The Whole Story - Track events and follow the EA Sports Game Stories as they develop.
    • Get In The Game - Put yourself in the game with the new Create-A-Skater face-builder.
    • Show Off Your Stickwork - New animations let you reach for passes, lift passes, and kick the puck up onto your stick.
    • Hot Tracks - Featuring great tracks from Barenaked Ladies and Sum 41.

    Contributed by JPaterson (9551) on Dec 19, 2001.