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Casey Powell Lacrosse 18 Arrives on April 17 - New Trailer & More Details Revealed

Casey Powell Lacrosse 18

Casey Powell Lacrosse 18 Arrives on April 17 - New Trailer & More Details Revealed

Crosse Studios and Big Ant Studios have announced Casey Powell Lacrosse 18 will be available as a digital download for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 13. Building on the successful foundations of the first game, Lacrosse 18 will offer sports fans a dynamic, fast and challenging experience, with all the excitement, speed and big hits of the real-life sport.

UPDATE: (4-10-18) Casey Powell Lacrosse 18 has been delayed, due to various approvals. The new release date is scheduled for April 17 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC/Steam. Enter your email address here and be the first to play.

Short list of some changes:

  • New movement system
  • Graphic improvements; 60fps
  • Selective shooting controls; back handed shot
  • Motion capture for goalies, faceoffs, dodges, shots
  • Right Joystick stick control
  • New dodges; toe drag
  • Stadium, logo, and stick creator

Casey Powell Lacrosse 18 includes a completely reworked series of faceoff, shot, stick and dodging controls. It also features enhanced AI that responds to the complex 6v6 tactics that you see when watching the sport on the television. New motion captured animations for everything from face offs and shooting to post-goal celebrations add further broadcast realism to the game.

And, as with all Big Ant Studios games, Casey Powell Lacrosse 18 features comprehensive player and team creators, allowing you to put yourself and your local team right into the thick of the biggest Lacrosse competitions of all. New to Casey Powell Lacrosse 18, you’ll also be able to create stadia and logos, so you’ll be able to recreate your team’s sponsorship decals and their home ground.

Casey Powell Lacrosse 18’s manual substitutions, enhanced shot selection options, and improved stick and body check balance all give lacrosse fans all the tools they need to play the game the way they would play the sport.

  

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  1. Still nothing about whether there is a career/franchise mode (I know there was one in the last version, but there were reports of major issues with it).  This sport translates so well to videogaming, that you can't help but be excited by the idea! 
    Damn... Did EA Sports put a freeze on any reviews about this game? I am really thing about buying this game but am hesitating because I would like a review. Maybe it's so good that Lacrosse heads are to mesmerized by it to take time and review it... **Scared** Help me Lacrosse heads!!!
    drugsbunny
    Damn... Did EA Sports put a freeze on any reviews about this game? I am really thing about buying this game but am hesitating because I would like a review. Maybe it's so good that Lacrosse heads are to mesmerized by it to take time and review it... **Scared** Help me Lacrosse heads!!!

    It is not made by EA. It is made by Big Ant Studios.
    cfiore99
    It is not made by EA. It is made by Big Ant Studios.

    While he had the company wrong, I am in the same boat - I am very interested in taking the plunge here, but need to hear from some who have played it. Also still waiting to make sure there is a franchise/career mode (the single thing that killed APF 2K8 for me).
    I too would like to see a review. I don't know why I was thinking it'd be less than $50, but it's $50. I'll probably still get it though, been waiting for weeks for this. I like non major sports games. I even got Handball 16, which was a mistake on my part.
    LucianoJJ
    There is a career mode as a player or coach.
    Looks better, seems to play better.* Locked from editing team names and players,

    Wait so you can’t edit players or teams in this game?
    LucianoJJ
    There is a career mode as a player or coach.
    Looks better, seems to play better.* Locked from editing team names and players,

    Thanks! So, per their website, you can create players and teams, but I guess you cannot edit existing ones?
    drugsbunny
    I know EA didn't make it but I could see them putting *a review freeze on any sports game that would shed light on their shortcomings

    The lack of a lacrosse game is not a shortcoming for EA. It's a niche sport. If there was profit potential in a mass-market lax game, then EA would make it.
    And before you tell me lacrosse is the fastest-growing sport in the U.S., yes, I know. I grew up in and still live in Central New York, one of the three traditional hotbeds of the sport along with Long Island and the Baltimore area.
    But lax is still a niche sport in the grand scheme. A great sport, but niche.
    After taking the plunge and buying the game, I must say that I have enjoyed my time with it. I know nothing of lacrosse as a sport but I am an athlete, so I have no issue learning and enjoying a good competitive game of whatever!! I enjoy the gameplay and the flow of the game. I would like to see them be a little more organic with the body checks and poke checks. It seems as if they based results off of animation moreso than whats actually happening on the field. They could also brighten up certain menu options. I can't see some of the on screen options due to poor menu coloring. The gameplay is pretty damn good though. I am having fun.
    If anyone on the PS4 is interested I've added the full rosters of all 9 of the Major League Lacrosse teams with accurate player info, ratings, etc. They can be found in the community under the user name johnhende34.
    I made a short video that shows the rosters along with some gameplay of the Outlaws playing the Machine. It can be found on Youtube under the title "Casey Powell Lacrosse 18 (PS4) - Complete MLL Rosters" (sorry, won't let me link here).
    How the hell do you replace the default teams with reall mll teams. IE I did the download most popular created teams and I saw it say replacing Colorado mountain. But when I go to play a casual game I can’t pick the denver outlaws??? I have tried numerous times? What am I doing wrong? Step by step instructions would be helpful!! Thanks!!!
    johnhende
    If anyone on the PS4 is interested I've added the full rosters of all 9 of the Major League Lacrosse teams with accurate player info, ratings, etc. They can be found in the community under the user name johnhende34.
    I made a short video that shows the rosters along with some gameplay of the Outlaws playing the Machine. It can be found on Youtube under the title "Casey Powell Lacrosse 18 (PS4) - Complete MLL Rosters" (sorry, won't let me link here).

    John, is there any way you can explain to me how to replace all the generic mll teams with the real ones? I have tried and tried and it is not working for me???? I am sure I am doing something wrong but for the life of me I can’t figure out what. I have downloaded your Denver outlaws numerous times and they never show up in casual games. It is always still the Colorado mountaineers. Thanks!!!
    I’m on the fence on this one. If it was box lacrosse it would be a no brainer for me. Does anyone know if there are any of the NLL teams being shared. I think I would probably get this if there is.
    johnhende
    If anyone on the PS4 is interested I've added the full rosters of all 9 of the Major League Lacrosse teams with accurate player info, ratings, etc. They can be found in the community under the user name johnhende34.
    I made a short video that shows the rosters along with some gameplay of the Outlaws playing the Machine. It can be found on Youtube under the title "Casey Powell Lacrosse 18 (PS4) - Complete MLL Rosters" (sorry, won't let me link here).

    Your rosters are so unbelievable and they make this game so much better. I did this last year for a ton of college teams and I know how time consuming it can be. So I thank you for your time and effort. One question I have though is about lineup management. Trying to figure out the best spot for players to get them to play as much as possible. I'm seeing way to many third string guys and not enough first string. Any thoughts?
    Ugh I am really regretting buying this.
    Defense is terrible. Super hard to check anyone. It’s just way too easy for the cpu to walk right in on you and I think it’s impossible to hit anyone.
    Graphics aren’t horrible but definetly not good. The coaches in particular are horrifying.
    All that I could deal with but what’s really giving me buyers remorse is the editing and creation tools. Create a stadium is just all around bad and I’ve yet to see a created one that looks good.
    Editing teams is what this game really needs to do right to shine and the single most important thing that needs to be good is logo creation/sharing and it flat out sucks. Why in God’s name they made it SVG format to upload logos is beyond me. Scalable vector images are great in theory but the format is super difficult to use for the average person. To top it off when you try and upload it gives an error that the files are too big and to check the help section or website to find out which size the logo has to be. Neither which actually tell you so it was trial and error. I finally figured out that you could only upload an SVG with one color which essentially makes the feature useless. No wonder there are barely any logos shared.
    And the logo creator is ridiculous. You literally need to be a rocket scientist to use it. I have done a ton of graphic design work and I even found it to be brutal and can’t imagine a world where joe blow gamer uses this. Once I did get it kinda figured out it routinely would bug out causing me to lose all my work.
    So many games have paved the way with share features and logo creators and Big Ant seemingly discarded any opportunity to learn from any of those games and made this abysmal non user friendly disaster. Seriously why wouldn’t you use PNG as your upload format like NBA2k, WWE honestly every game ever that allows you to upload images. I mean seriously photoshop and paint.net don’t even do SVG and those have to be the 2 most common graphic editors.
    Anyways I’m clearly very disappointed. I really thought this game could be something I enjoyed but gameplay isn’t anywhere near good enough to carry the rest for me. I’d like the game to succeed and keep holding on hope for a box lacrosse version but when I asked about it on their website I was told that there wasn’t enough interest in box lacrosse. I’m from Canada so I don’t know but is college lacrosse a big deal in the States or something? If you look at the professional leagues the MLL only averages 3k in fans while the NLL averages 9k so unless it’s because of college I can’t possibly see why box lacrosse isn’t feasible.
    Fiddy
    I don't understand why games like this don't sell for 29.99. I would never pay 59.99 for this.

    Agreed. I am intrigued in this game, but it does not appear polished enough to be charging full retail price of a AAA game.
    Fiddy
    I don't understand why games like this don't sell for 29.99. I would never pay 59.99 for this.

    Small studio, knows its game appeals only to lax players and hardcore fans of the sport. So it charges full boat to its niche, which will happily pay that sum, so it can recoup its development costs.
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