Hockey Nations 2011 crashes onto the ice for iPhone and Android with in-game fight mode

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Hockey Nations 2011 crashes onto the ice for iPhone and Android with in-game fight mode

Like crashes in formula 1 or tantrums in tennis, there's a group of people who just watch ice hockey for the fights.

Yes, big burly men giving it seven bells can be as much fun as trying to work out where the puck is, and so as an unofficial game, Distinctive's soon-due Hockey Nations 2011 is making sure it appeals to all fans of the sport.

Stick 'em up

Yet the big gameplay addition to the realistic sports sim, which includes proper offensive and defensive strategies, as well as multiple camera angles, is the multiplayer mode using local wi-fi or Bluetooth, something Distinctive points to in terms of building out the game's social aspects.

In terms of teams, you have a general selection of 18 international teams and 40 city teams available. The latter are generic in terms of being locations where ice hockey teams play but don't feature the correct names or kits. You can rename them however, if reality matters.

Still, it's the ability to thrown off your helmet and gloves and have a good punch up that looks likely to gain the headlines. Indeed, it's available in its own multiplayer mode.

Hockey Nations 2011 is due out for iPhone and Android during March.

You can check out how it plays, and fights, in the following video.

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