Hockey fans in the US and Canada are in for a treat this summer with the announcement of 2K Sports’ The REAL Hockey Experience on Wii, an unprecedented NHL 2K11 cross-country tour featuring NHL players, a pile of giveaways and contests, and the chance to play NHL 2k11 months before it’s released exclusively for the Wii system. The whole shebang is hitting the road in a custom-designed NHL 2K11 recreation vehicle rigged with portable video game gear created especially for gamers and fans. The NHL players scheduled to appear include Vancouver Canucks forward and NHL 2K11 cover athlete Ryan Kesler, Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jack Johnson and New Jersey Devils forward Travis Zajec, among others.
“We really wanted to do something fun for this year’s NHLtitle to recognize our loyal fans across Canada and the United States. Hitting the road and enabling hockey heads hands-on time with*NHL 2K11 before it ships, as well as giving them access to some of hockey’s premier players, is a great way to showcase our game and passion for the sport.”

Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports

The tour experience will be stopping in cities rich with hockey tradition, including Vancouver, Calgary and Minneapolis, and will conclude in New York for the launch of NHL 2K11 in September. Fans will love the tour’s party-ready gaming kiosks with playable demo copies of NHL 2K11, and the vehicle’s interior has also been designed to support multiple Wii units for on-the-road competition. You can catch the tour at the following stops:

  • July 17-18 Calgary
  • July 22-23 Vancouver
  • July 26-27 Edmonton
  • July 30-31 Winnipeg
  • August 2-3 Minneapolis
  • August 7-8 Chicago
  • August 10-11 Detroit
  • August 14-15 Pittsburgh
  • August 17-18 Toronto
  • August 22-23 Ottawa
  • August 27-28 Boston
  • August 30-31 Philadelphia
  • September 3-4 Washington
  • September 7-8 New York