Play as Wayne Gretzky in EA’s NHL Slapshot

This year, EA Sports is putting out a hockey game on the Wii for the first time. It’s called NHL Slapshot, and it features the greatest hockey player of all time, Wayne Gretzky. Above, you can watch the first trailer for the game; it shows off some gameplay footage featuring Gretzky scoring goals — a lot of goals.

The career mode in NHL Slapshot takes a player “from peewee to pro”: you’ll start out as a 12-year-old kid, and go all the way to a career in the NHL. That’s why there are four different “versions” of Gretzky in the trailer — each is of The Great One at a different point in his hockey life.

NHL Slapshot will be out on the Wii on September 7th, the same day that NHL 11 launches on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Samit Sarkar