2K Sports was one of the first third-party groups to stop supporting the GameCube, leading a trend that ultimately contributed to the Nintendo console’s downfall. Today, however, 2K Sports has thrown its support quite staunchly behind the Nintendo Wii, announcing that NHL 2K9 will be coming to the Wii.
By appearing on Nintendo’s new console, NHL 2K9 will also mark the first time a licensed NHL and NHLPA game will appear on the Wii.
NHL 2K9 will let hockey fans “play like the pros” by using the Wii Remote as the hockey stick when doing such hockey-specific activities as facing off and firing a slap shot.
“It’s our goal this year to bring the fun back to hockey video games,” said 2K president Christoph Hartmann. “NHL 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.”
The “other platforms” Hartmann mentioned are the Xbox 360, PS3 (PlayStation 3) and PS2.
NHL 2K9 will ship this fall for all four systems.