2K Sports, the sports publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc, yesterday announced that the next iteration of NHL 2K9, will be coming to the Wii console from Nintendo this fall. NHL 2K9 will be the first and only officially licensed NHL and NHLPA video game for Wii, allowing players to use the Wii Remote controller as a hockey stick.
Columbus Blue Jackets forward Rick Nash will grace the cover.
â€œNintendo is thrilled to have 2K Sportsâ€™ NHL 2K9 on the Wii platform this season,â€ said Steve Singer, VP of Licensing at Nintendo of America Inc. â€œThis title has been highly anticipated by our Wii consumers who will now be able to use the Wii Remote to face-off, play hockey, and fire a slap shot in their living rooms.â€
â€œItâ€™s our goal this year to bring the fun back to hockey video games,â€ said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. â€œNHL 2K9 for Wii includes the full feature set as available on other platforms, and added Wii Remote controls and other exciting features specific for the Wii console will allow dedicated fans the opportunity to fully enjoy and embrace NHL hockey in a brand new experience.â€
NHL 2K9, being developed by Visual Concepts, is not yet rated by the ESRB, and will be available this fall for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii console from Nintendo, PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system, and PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system.
Source: 2K Sports
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