NHL Slapshot News Post

Read the official press release, right here.

According to Slam! Sports, EA Sports NHL Slapshot is coming to the Nintendo Wii with a new packaged controller. NHL Slapshot should hit stores on September 7th, along with NHL 11.

"The stick peripheral will detect slap shots, wrist shots, body checks (done with a cross-check motion) and poke checks, with the Wiimote’s trigger used as a modifier to perform passes, dekes and other moves. The game can also be played with the Wiimote and Nunchuk alone, or even just the Wiimote."

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Member Comments
# 1 slickdtc @ 05/30/10 08:55 AM
Well, this is what we were all waiting for when we learned about the Wii and its motion controls.

Obviously, I prefer the other console games for my NHL fix. But this looks really cool. The Wii is a very family-oriented console, so this release may actually be a great sellling point for the NHL as a league instead of EA Sports as a video game company.

I don't think I would buy it, but I definitely would love to try it. I'm very interested in the controls.
# 2 Facts @ 05/30/10 10:29 AM
LOL, another toy to watch people throw at their TV's on YouTube.
# 3 Splitter77 @ 05/30/10 10:55 AM
gretz looks pretty good in that picture.
I'll probably buy this since my wii has been collecting dust since i last played grand slam tennis a year ago
# 4 infinityBCRT @ 05/30/10 11:23 AM
Wow, this thing made the front page on the Toronto Sun

# 5 infinityBCRT @ 05/30/10 01:28 PM
Someone who was at the community event has said its already the best looking Wii game and while I wouldn't put it above Nintendo's efforts (yet) already just by judging from one screenshot released, it already looks way better than 2K's hockey effort.

# 6 infinityBCRT @ 05/30/10 03:04 PM
EA just posted this on their facebook. If its the in-game model, its incredible:

# 7 SinisterAlex @ 05/30/10 03:25 PM
Originally Posted by infinityBCRT
EA just posted this on their facebook. If its the in-game model, its incredible:

Wow.... I wish I had a Wii.
# 8 bonannogiovanni @ 05/30/10 04:34 PM
But Wii doesn't have a graphics power of that kind.....
# 9 infinityBCRT @ 05/30/10 05:10 PM
Its pre-rendered, in-game resolution will be more like the screenshot with the sharks/wings kids, but the model still looks great, looks way better than any other sports game I can think of on the Wii
# 10 Nature_Boy @ 05/30/10 07:19 PM
It looks like it could be pretty fun. I will have to give it a try.
# 11 B_rad13 @ 05/30/10 11:38 PM
Originally Posted by Facts
LOL, another toy to watch people throw at their TV's on YouTube.
# 12 infinityBCRT @ 05/31/10 09:28 AM
Hmm? EA has never charged for that stuff in their NHL games.
# 13 jack1535 @ 05/31/10 02:14 PM
Originally Posted by MarkAdrianPI

Remember when historic teams and mini games and alt Jersey's and scouting and puck colors and stadiums were free?
Alternate jerseys have been free for the past 3 years what are you talking about.
# 14 infinityBCRT @ 05/31/10 06:05 PM
Couple of screenshots that AP posted:

They are slightly bullshots, higher resolution than the Wii, but thats basically how the game will look.
# 15 IceNHL @ 05/31/10 06:11 PM
junior pond hockey!
# 16 Qb @ 05/31/10 09:19 PM
I was out of town for the holiday, so thanks for linking to The Sun's story. All of the community reps had some time with NHL Slapshot at the event and I was one of the first to play it. I'm not a Wii guy, but I had a lot of fun with it. Alain from EA said we can't get into hands-on impressions yet, so when I can, I'll give everyone my thoughts.
# 17 jaiman @ 05/31/10 10:42 PM
Originally Posted by RealmK
While I've no interest in the Wii, I find it somewhat humorous that now 2k has competition on that platform. I wonder if next year they'll also "reevaluate" their position on the Wii with hockey as well.
Yeah, it's hilarious isn't it. Because competition and having two options is a bad thing...
# 18 infinityBCRT @ 05/31/10 11:03 PM
Originally Posted by jaiman
Yeah, it's hilarious isn't it. Because competition and having two options is a bad thing...
I think his point was that 2K lost the plot with making the next-gen games so instead of competing and making them better, they just decided to can it altogether and develop on Wii only because its been a cash cow for them for the last two years. Well now if EA runs away with Wii sales they have NOTHING left. There were hardcores on 360/PS3 that were loyal but now those people will get NHL 11, and there will be no loyalty on Wii, all those parents buying gifts for the holidays will be mesmerized with Wayne Gretzky on the box and the stick peripheral.
# 19 Thrash13 @ 05/31/10 11:23 PM
This game definitely has my attention. I've been wanting EA's NHL series on the Wii for awhile now, and it's to see they are giving it the attention it deserves. The screens look amazing, and the Be A Pro could end up being the best on any console. I'm excited to see more.
# 20 Dave.Wales @ 06/01/10 01:46 AM
I may actually re-buy a Wii for this title. After getting my hands on it in Vancouver with QB and the others, I was definitely impressed.

Sept 7th is going to be a great day for hockey fans.

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