May 22, 2007
NHL Veteran Nicklas Lidstrom Named Cover
Player of Backyard Hockey
Latest Edition in Popular Kids’ Video Game
Franchise Scheduled For Fall 2007 Release on Nintendo DS
Humongous, Inc. announced today that Detroit Red
Wings nine-time NHL all-star and Olympic gold medalist, Nicklas Lidstrom, has
been named as the cover athlete for the newest version of Backyard Hockey.
Available exclusively for the Nintendo DS™ this fall, the next chapter in the
hugely popular Backyard Sports video game series will have kids nationwide
challenging each other in the ultimate competition on ice.
“When it comes to kids’ video games, Backyard
Hockey has always been one of my favorites. I have four sons who are all big
fans of the game so I am very familiar with its quality and fun,” said Lidstrom.
“Backyard Hockey is funny and a bit crazy, but the thing I really like about the
game is that it is also realistic so kids actually learn the fundamentals of
hockey as they play.”
“We are thrilled to have one of the best players
in the game on the cover of Backyard Hockey,” said Lauren Schechtman Allen,
Co-president, Humongous, Inc. “In addition to being a superstar athlete, Nicklas
Lidstrom possesses qualities that are important for kids to see in a
professional player such as strength, humility, and dedication. These are
exactly the values we like to focus on in all the Backyard Sports games.”