COLUMBUS, OHIO – 2K Sports, the sports publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), today announced that Columbus Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash will be featured as the cover athlete and spokesman for this year’s highly anticipated hockey video game, NHL 2K9. Visual Concepts has taken over the development duties for NHL 2K9 and is building a brand new experience from the ground up with the ultimate goal of creating an addictively fun sport simulation of the NHL that will be available this fall.
Previous NHL players who have been featured on the game’s cover include: Brendan Shanahan, Chris Drury, Jeremy Roenick, Martin St. Louis, Marty Turco, Mats Sundin, Joe Thornton and Jason Spezza.
“I’ve been a longtime fan of the hockey games from 2K Sports. My idols have all been on the covers of video games as I was growing up, so to be on the cover of NHL 2K9 myself is truly incredible,” said Nash.