Experience the look, feel, and passion of hockey in Gretzky NHL. This game features players with detailed facial animations; and enhanced arenas complete with arena-specific game intros,goal horns, and interactive crowds. Gretzky NHL offers a variety of gameplay modes, including Tournament and Franchise.Description 989 Sports takes the ice this fall with a line change that includes an all-new franchise, coverathlete and spokesman, and new developer, Page 44 Studios. Officially licensed by the NHL and NHLPA, Gretzky NHL features fast-paced skating, precision passing, bone-jarring checks and players with that convey the power and emotion of their sport. Tochallenge the skill levels of all hockey videogame fans, Gretzky NHL offers the Gretzky Challenge with unlockable, playable Gretzkys from his days as an Edmonton Oiler, Los Angeles King or New York Ranger. Additionally, there are an extensive list ofgameplay modes including Tournament Mode with customizable tournaments, Franchise Mode where gamers act as owners, and Rivalry Mode, which sets the stage to revisit the ultimate heated match-up time after time. By combining authentic gameplay, intuitiveplay controls and an enhanced presentation with the fast, fluid, hard-hitting intensity of arcade style play, Gretzky NHL delivers the look, feel and passion of hockey and provides gamers with a true-to-life simulation. KEY FEATURES Modes of Play Rivalry Mode - Designed for two players to pick their favorite match-up and record stats, customize rules and settings, then save it to the memory card. Records lifetime rivalry detailed stats and records that will be storedand visible every time the rivalry is reunited. Stats include: wins, losses, ties, OT losses, win percentage, goals for, goals against, goal differential, most goals (team), most goals (player), most assists (player), most points (player), most saves(player) and many more. Franchise (Season) - Franchise Mode is highly customizable. Assume the role of GM and the responsibility of franchise ownership including draft, trade and contract negotiations with every player including players from AHLteams. Play the regular 82 game season or multiple seasons with a single team. After the regular season, advance to the playoffs as one of the top 8 teams in each conference, play on and be crowned as the Stanley Cup champion. Tournament - Createand customize several types of tournament play with up to 16 teams including round robin, single and double elimination and ShootOut, where it is one-on-one between the shooter and goalie. All gameplay options will be saved separately as a distinct partof an ongoing tournament. Exhibition - Gamers can select their favorite team and face off any NHL rivalry. Quick Start - The quickest way to the NHL. Jump right in and play with two evenly matched teams ready for action. Practice - Userscan fine-tune their game before heading into live NHL action. Work on power play and short-handed situations as well as traditional hockey fundamentals like shooting, skating, passing, checking and goal tending.Gretzky Challenge - Through successfulgameplay, gamers can earn points by breaking Gretzky's actual NHL records and utilize those points to unlock a playable Gretzky from his days as either an Edmonton Oiler, Los Angeles King or New York Ranger, as well as various jerseys and cheat codes. Create-A-Player - Create a player from scratch or edit each existing NHL player. Create-A-Team - With over 70 team logos to choose from, players can create their own unique version of the next NHL Stanley Cup Champion. Breathtaking Arenas -All NHL arenas from LA to Boston have been replicated to provide a truly authentic experience including arena-specific game intro sequences and goal horns, interactive crowds with all-new crowd sounds including chants for teams and players, real-timescoreboards with realistic jumbotron and LED board animations.