2K Sports announced that the hockey title, NHL 2K9, is now available on retail store shelves in North America for Xbox 360, Wii, and PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation 2. Developed by Visual Concepts, NHL 2K9 brings a totally rebuilt NHL experience to life with fresh player animations and a brand-new in-game presentation that fans will enjoy from the moment they start their first game.

NHL 2K9 offers brand-new gameplay features including 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 2K9 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 of NHL 2K9 is also now available for download on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION Network. The demo provides fans an opportunity to 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.

NHL 2K9 is now available for Xbox 360, Wii, PLAYSTATION 3 system and PlayStation 2 system. For more information about NHL 2K9, visit http://www.2ksports.com/games/nhl2k9.