Barenaked Ladies on NHL 2002Electronic Arts announced today that the company has reached an agreement with Barenaked Ladies (BNL), the multi-platinum Reprise recording artists. The band will debut their previously unreleased track ``Its Only Me (The Wizard Of Magicland) in an introductory sequence for the latest release of the top selling EA SPORTS(TM) hockey franchise, NHL®.
``In order to stimulate the emotion of an actual NHL game, its important to create the realistic gameplay, camaraderie and excitement of the in-arena atmosphere, said NHL producer Dave Warfield. ``Barenaked Ladies song Its Only Me in NHL 2002 epitomizes the bands, high-energy style heard at hockey games throughout North America and offers enjoyment to hockey fans and music fans alike.
In addition to hearing Barenaked Ladies previously unreleased track, BNL fans will be able to play as band members through the Create Player feature. By entering band members names, players can save the musicians to the team of their choice.
NHL 2002 for the Xbox features 45 additional tracks including two songs from chart-topping punk band Sum 41 such as their hit song ``Fat Lip, and recently released single ``Makes No Difference. Other bands featured in-game include The Tea Party, Treble Charger, and Jet Set Satellite.