2K Sports released several screens today for their upcoming title NHL 2K8. Included are two comparison screens showing the difference between 2K7 and 2K8 for imaging (Joe Thornton's face) and stickplay. The game will feature the Signature Style feature that was seen in MLB 2K7 and allow for custom branded equipment. Check all the images and the release for full details below:


From the release:

2K Sports Announces First Details of NHL(r) 2K8

Signature Style brings realism to the NHL 2K8 hockey experience this

New York, NY - June 20, 2007 - 2K Sports, the sports publishing label of
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), announced today the
return of its top-rated* NHL franchise with the highly anticipated
NHL(r) 2K8 this fall. This title will leverage all of the next
generation capabilities, featuring innovative gameplay, revolutionary
player models and stunning visuals to create an entirely new hockey
experience, centered on authenticity and the NHL Signature Style.

Utilizing 2K Sports' NHL Signature Style, NHL 2K8 will highlight unique
player characteristics never before seen in a hockey game. To complement
their true-to-life attributes, marquee players will be fitted with
branded equipment including skates, sticks, pads and helmets - becoming
visually recognizable on the ice.

"Building on the success of NHL(r) 2K7, we have developed a title that
is a truly accurate portrayal of the game and how it is meant to be seen
and played," said Greg Thomas, President of Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports
studio. "NHL 2K8 represents the complete next generation gaming
experience and showcases the talent and experience of the development
team. NHL 2K8 is an incredibly realistic hockey simulation and we are
proud to create such an exciting video game."