NHL 2K series
Group DescriptionThe original intent of the NHL 2k series was to have an offering on the Dreamcast to compete with EA Sports titles on other consoles, but with the Dreamcast dying long before many anticipated the NHL 2k series was forced to survive on other consoles.
NHL 2k3 was then released on Xbox, PlayStation2, and Gamecube and was the first ever online console hockey game.
The next year, featured a branding change as well as a new development studio, with Kush Games taking the reigns from Treyarch...NHL 2k4 would become ESPN NHL Hockey. The trend continued into the next season with ESPN NHL 2k5, before EA acquired the license and the series returned to its roots, simply going by NHL 2k6, NHL 2k7, and NHL 2k8.
Front cover for NHL 2K8
Front cover for NHL 2K6
Front cover for NHL 2K7
Front cover for ESPN NHL Hockey
Front cover for NHL 2K3
Screenshot from NHL 2K6