In the video overview after the break, NHL Slapshot producer Joe Nickolls introduces features of EA's Wii-exclusive hockey game, including the new "Peewee to Pro" mode that allows you to play as Wayne Gretzky from childhood through the NHL. There's also plenty of in-game footage.
What isn't mentioned is the game's best feature: feeling like a giant thanks to the tiny hockey stick controller.
You started out like all the pros do: wobbly on the ice, playing three-on-three in the neighborhood rink. All that has changed now. You've trained and drilled until your blades dulled, and you've earned your spot on the NHL roster. Now the pressure is on: it's the championship game and the Stanley Cup is within your grasp. There's one minute to go and you hurl yourself toward the puck, feel it nestle against your stick and bolt into a breakaway. You hear the scraping of your opponents' blades close behind you. Your muscles tire but you hold your stick firmly in your hands. The goal is just feet away and the moment is yours for the taking: will you make the championship-winning Slapshot and become a hockey legend?