NHL 11's developers revealed today that the game's demo will be released on August 17 in North America and August 18 in Europe. With it, you'll also get to play a demo version of the new Hockey Ultimate Team.
The announcement came in a developer chat earlier in the day. Operation Sports reports that Hockey Ultimate Team's demo will give you a starter pack of cards that allows you to play through an offline tournament. At each stage of the tournament, you'll be playing the third period. Survive and advance; lose and start over from the beginning. Though the demo HUT team will not carry over, you can earn up to two free packs of cards for the main game - by inviting a friend to the demo, and then either playing the demo or winning the HUT tournament in the demo (but not both.)
The demo also will include the Battle For The Cup mode - Chicago vs Philadelphia, in the third period of Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals.
EA Sports said the demo will release at 2am PDT on August 17 for Xbox 360 users, and between 1pm and 5pm PDT for PS3 owners.
NHL 11 Demo Arrives in North America on Tuesday Aug. 17th (EU 18th), Details Included [Operation Sports]