2K Sports Announces NHL 2K9 Has Gone Gold

August 29, 2008


2K Sports Announces
NHL® 2K9
Has Gone Gold


fans cheer with game now in production and ready to launch on September 9


2K Sports today announced
that the highly anticipated hockey title,
has gone gold and is now ready for production for Xbox 360® video game and
entertainment system from Microsoft,

Wii™ home video game
system from Nintendo,
PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems
Dedicated fans will enjoy this on-the-ice experience like never before as

brings the fun back to hockey video games on September 9 in North



offers brand-new gameplay features including user-friendly controls,
expanded superstar moves, friendly Zamboni® competitions, a revamped
fighting engine, custom Stanley Cup™ celebrations, and six-on-six online
capability.  As the first and only officially licensed NHL and NHLPA video
game for Wii, NHL
will also provide fans with a chance to play like the
pros using the Wii Remote™ as a hockey stick, a wholly unique and
entertaining experience.


A free demo is now
available for download through Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360 and
PLAYSTATION®Network. Fans will have an early opportunity to experience the
new simplified controls and relive the excitement of this past season’s
thrilling Stanley Cup Final in a brief three minute period as either the
Pittsburgh Penguins or Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.


developed by Visual Concepts, is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and older by the
ESRB and will be available on September 9 for Xbox 360, Wii,
PLAYSTATION 3 system and
PlayStation 2 system
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