3 on 3 NHL Arcade
EA Announces 3 on 3 NHL Arcade
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EA today announced that the EA Canada team, the team behind their NHL 09 title, are creating their latest EA Freestyle title, “3 on 3 NHL Arcade.”

Whilst the creative minds must’ve been out of the office when they came up with the name, they were certainly around when they came up with the concept; miniature ice hockey players with over sized heads (40 of which are genuine players with exaggerated likenesses), small arenas, game-changing power-ups, and anything goes.

That’s right, their latest arcade title, due in February for 800 Microsoft points, is a no holds bar hockey game with no rules. So if you’ve ever wanted to check a goalie without repercussion ... or if you’ve ever wanted to knock an opponent over the boards without a care in the world; now you can ... Well when it gets released in Feb you can.

In the meantime check out the new screens that accompanied the announcement in the gallery here.


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Comment #1 by brandonflakes99
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 02:03:42 PM
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lol i like the big heads

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Comment #2 by LIQU1D5NAKE
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 02:03:53 PM
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Probably an easy 200 points. thank you very much!

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Comment #3 by laundryman
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 02:06:17 PM
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Comment #4 by Smugu
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 02:07:04 PM
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cool i guess

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Comment #5 by l.maciver
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 02:11:02 PM
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big heads + club = major playing from me, and i dont like sport games...

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Comment #6 by Ruthless
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 02:15:22 PM
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Looks excelent now if EA got a decent idea and made it for a sport people actually like say mabey ummmm. Football, proper football not American football. They would have a winner. Mabey 5 on 5 though.

Probably get this aswell if cheevo's are easy. Looks fun.

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Comment #7 by Jappe XBA
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 02:29:21 PM
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Hahaha... If theres easy achvs I getting this :P

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Comment #8 by Lord of Orion
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 02:36:00 PM
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I love games like this ... almost like NHL Hitz

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Comment #9 by TheColdWolf
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 03:04:21 PM
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This might be fun but i thought they announced it already while ago like 1 or 2 years ago. Just my thought. lol

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Comment #10 by My BR Is Evil
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 03:06:25 PM
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Isn't there a code you usually haveto discover to get this kind of fun action

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Comment #11 by callofdutyachievements
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 03:19:29 PM
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Comment #12 by Infomouse
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 03:21:54 PM
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Stupid idea, instead of making pointless features they should be working on making their existing NHL game better

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Comment #13 by TheWarriorElite
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 03:24:28 PM
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YAY another shit arcade game

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Comment #14 by killthemall4444
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 03:28:53 PM
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Good lord those screenshots are comically awful. Do not want.

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Comment #15 by x b3Rt
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 03:35:16 PM
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Comment #16 by CrazyCougar
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 03:51:23 PM
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Looks like a play off the 2K title MLB Stickball with the large headed characters. I love NHL 09, best hockey game I ever played, but this doesnt interest me to much.

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Comment #17 by dethwagon
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 04:08:14 PM
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so is this what they were all doing when they should have been creating a real solution for NHL 09?

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Comment #18 by Hammer 5O2
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 04:15:45 PM
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omg fuck yea!

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Comment #19 by FatalFlaw810
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 04:38:28 PM
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I think I'll pass on this..

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Comment #20 by nukefarmer
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 05:03:59 PM
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ill take if under 800 and easy 200

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Comment #21 by Fishy2606
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 05:06:38 PM
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reminds me of an old sega megadrive game, think it was Smash Court Basketball?!?! Where you could punchother players in the face to tackle them!
Was great fun!

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Comment #22 by Zmoke
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 05:53:54 PM
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Looks awesome! That'll be a must buy for me! Oh and it's 800MSP unlike how the new standard goes where games are 1,200MSP.

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Comment #23 by Chibi the Balla
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 06:04:25 PM
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This game is anything but original. NHL Open Ice was innovator of 3 on 3 hockey. Although it was titled "NHL 2 on 2 Open Ice Challenge", it was 2 players and a goalie, small rink, you could become "on fire" ala NBA Jam after scoring goals and getting assists. There was also a Big Head code and hidden characters depending on the initials and birthday you put in.

"I wish they still had fights in this game so I could bitch-slap Wayne."

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Comment #24 by callofdutyachievements
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 06:17:34 PM
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Frickin huge hedz

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Comment #25 by ClutchPapi34
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 07:11:32 PM
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People in the US don't like soccer. Football is way more popular and more people have xboxs in the US.

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Comment #26 by KingSigy
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 08:54:08 PM
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This looks like it could be interesting. I always enjoy arcade spots games more since they take me out of the reality of the game, but Hockey games (in general) have never really been that superb. Well, except for anything by 2K games.

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Comment #27 by DefEdge
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 09:58:42 PM
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Comment #23 by Chibi the Balla

I have to second this. Midway already did this in an arcade game.

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Comment #28 by Capocci 007
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 09:59:59 PM
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wtf why cant they make nhl hits !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Comment #29 by crunchb3rry
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 10:36:34 PM
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Is this just an extension of that shitty bobblehead MLB game? WTF? Street Fighter HD was like the only decent game they put out lately. Otherwise we've had months of games where Microsoft craps in our mouth and calls it a sundae. They need more games like Braid, not the kind of garbage more suited to a Tiger Electronic handheld than a multihundred dollar console.

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Comment #30 by newantt
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 10:57:05 PM
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Meh, pass for me.

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Comment #31 by d00gler
Friday, December 05, 2008 @ 11:06:26 PM
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sports fans rejoice! looks awesome IMO

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Comment #32 by Alex933
Saturday, December 06, 2008 @ 01:00:23 AM
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kinda sweet i guess xD

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Comment #33 by Hitchman
Saturday, December 06, 2008 @ 01:09:45 AM
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i will be getting this title.

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Comment #34 by xxXI Dave IXxx
Saturday, December 06, 2008 @ 01:16:10 AM
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Looks fairly cool and fun. Achievement difficulty will play heavily in my decision to purchase.

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Comment #35 by Ry Fryy
Saturday, December 06, 2008 @ 01:18:01 AM
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** "People in the US don't like soccer. Football is way more popular and more people have xboxs in the US." **

Way to go ahead and step for ALL of us Americans. I love soccer/football/fĂștbol/jalkapallo/whatever you want to call it. No, soccer isn't huge here like the NFL but there are those of us who enjoy the beautiful game. so please don't repeat statements like the one above.

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Comment #36 by ryan 3nn
Saturday, December 06, 2008 @ 03:38:53 AM
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looks weird but cool

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Comment #37 by Allan Caesar
Saturday, December 06, 2008 @ 06:59:14 AM
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As long as its alot more fun and has more things to do then NHL Rock the Ring, then ill get it.

But LOL at goalie taking the whole size of the net.

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Comment #38 by DXnickP
Saturday, December 06, 2008 @ 07:29:16 AM
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Hopefully this will be liek NHL Hitz, which saw a lot of time in my GC. If it is a similar game, I'll be buying and I imagine that it will be a decent multiplayer.

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Comment #39 by Zmoke
Saturday, December 06, 2008 @ 08:11:00 AM
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Soccer is the most popular sports in the world so a game like this expect having football as the theme would work well.

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Comment #40 by b3nnyth3gr33k
Saturday, December 06, 2008 @ 11:16:38 AM
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i would get this if it was in uk

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Comment #41 by EletricMafia209
Saturday, December 06, 2008 @ 11:41:06 AM
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looks kinda cool.....

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Comment #42 by ethanl2k7
Saturday, December 06, 2008 @ 11:44:59 AM
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looks like mlb stickball! awesome!

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Comment #43 by Tubby 94
Saturday, December 06, 2008 @ 12:07:33 PM
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now this is what im waiting for but it looks like the extra content from NHL 2003-2005 where you had big heads and you play 1on1 with the goalie....... but still this also has to have greatly easy achievements

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Comment #44 by v3N0m27
Saturday, December 06, 2008 @ 12:39:38 PM
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The big heads are just asking to incorporate avatars.

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Comment #45 by RizlaFino420
Saturday, December 06, 2008 @ 04:13:38 PM
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@ 6 & 39...

in america soccer is for little kids. then they grow up and hopefully have the minerals to play real football.

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Comment #46 by BigShadey
Saturday, December 06, 2008 @ 04:14:59 PM
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Why doesn't EA update the NHL 09 rosters instead of making this junk.

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Comment #47 by anusmonger
Saturday, December 06, 2008 @ 04:41:54 PM
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i think it looks decent if the demo is any fun ill prob pick it up

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Comment #48 by mrflash
Saturday, December 06, 2008 @ 08:49:08 PM
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this sounds like it ill be an awesome multiplayer game.. it almost reminds me of the hitz games by midway haha

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Comment #49 by XxM4RKSM4NxX
Saturday, December 06, 2008 @ 09:42:18 PM
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Ha, this looks pretty gay. I would never waste 800 Microsoft Points on this crap...

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Comment #50 by xDAx AWESOME
Sunday, December 07, 2008 @ 12:35:45 AM
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Dear Ry Fryy,

He is right. Americans don't really like Soccer, because it's BORING. American football is far more entertaining. They even play games in Europe now due to DEMAND. Thanks. He was stating fact, not trying to hurt your feelings.

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Comment #51 by le b3nz0r
Sunday, December 07, 2008 @ 04:28:15 AM
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I love NHL Hitz!

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Comment #52 by ilRadd
Sunday, December 07, 2008 @ 12:16:47 PM
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This looks really cool - defintely on my list to get!

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Comment #53 by xNightshadow99x
Sunday, December 07, 2008 @ 01:36:51 PM
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Ha never played a hockey game but hey anythings worth a shot once.

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Comment #54 by undyingone
Sunday, December 07, 2008 @ 08:48:43 PM
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reminds me of nhl hitz b4 it went to the 5 0n 5 crap

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Comment #55 by el ched 69
Sunday, December 07, 2008 @ 08:57:05 PM
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will our avatars be playing or real nhl players

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Comment #56 by Rusty Nail zh
Monday, December 08, 2008 @ 01:48:45 AM
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nice! But would also be great as a real retail game! Like NHL Hitz or something!
But I will definately get it!

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Comment #57 by ItalianHunk21
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 10:48:50 PM
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Fun game! Can't go wrong for $10. Love the idea, hope they make a game similar to this with more features!

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