Now that the 2016-17 NHL season is in full swing, hockey fans can make sure they are tuned in to all the action even when their players are off the ice thanks to the release of the mobile game NHL SuperCard 2K17.
Developed by 2K studios Cat Daddy Games and Visual Concepts, NHL SuperCard 2K17 launched in the app stores last week, allowing hardcore hockey fans to build their own fantasy team and compete in hopes of skating around their competition and be the best of the best.
Just like last year's NHL SuperCard that launched for the start of the 2015 season, this is a card-collecting game where the gamer gathers a deck of cards that features various players. The hockey players must be trained before users can tap into their full set of skills to defeat opponents in both exhibition-style games and season matches. Each of the player cards represents one of seven different rarity levels.
This season's title allows gamers to recruit current and legendary players including Nicklas Backstrom, Drew Doughty, Claude Giroux, Ryan Kesler, Carey Price and Tyler Seguin, with San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture being the face of the game.
"From the huge number of current players to quick games to competitive season play, NHL SuperCard 2K17 is an awesome way to stay virtually connected to all things NHL," said Logan Couture. "Serving as the cover athlete for NHL SuperCard 2K17 is a great honor, and I am excited to help further interest in NHL across sports and gaming fans as I kick off regular season action this week with the defending 2016 Western Conference Champions."
But this game is more than just collecting your favorite players. It is a strategy game where users must figure out which is the best player to use during each kind of match.
"We are committed to delivering unique and captivating mobile entertainment experiences for our fans, and NHL SuperCard 2K17 represents the next chapter in our collectible card-battling game offerings," Harley Howe, co-studio head at Cat Daddy Games said. "Hockey, mainstream sports and collectible card game fans are in for an incredible adrenaline rush when they experience all the energy, excitement and action of the NHL, anytime and anywhere, on their mobile devices."
NHL SuperCard 2K17 features a Quick Game mode where users duke it out against others to add new players to their starting lineups. There is also a Season Mode where players compete in simulations of the NHL season, with these matches lasting a week with the ability to earn rewards.
Players can also compete in the multiplayer mode called Rivals Clash Events where they choose a side and join other players to compete against rivals for rewards. Those looking to unlock more cards can check out the Road To The Cup, where they compete against others to gain points and cards.
Along the way there is the ability to train player cards to increase stick handling, focus and performance, as well as other card enhancements that help boost the player's ratings.