ESPN NHL 2K5 Ships To StoresGet it while its hot! ESPN NHL 2K5 hits store shelves September 1st! NHL 2K5 is rated E for everyone and will retail at $19.99. Features Party Mode An all-new Party Mode features dozens of multi-player mini-games and challenges all in the name of becoming King of the Rink Deepest Franchise Mode Ever Establish a hockey dynasty with the most comprehensive Franchise Mode to date. Worldwide scouting, enhanced minor league management and full coaching staff control delivers ultimate franchise experience. While the breakthrough Live Scouting System™ lets you watch talent in action and even run practice drills to learn more about your prospect’s attributes. Intense Contact Controls™ A completely re-designed fighting engine offers full-movement fighting -- including grappling, dodge, grab, and multiple punch moves -- while improved checks and new contact moves help keep your opponent at bay. Always Online The standard-setting online quality that you have come to know from ESPN Videogames now includes online leagues and tournaments, a real time sports ticker that gives updates of other games in progress, and an advanced messaging system and buddy list that let’s you keep in touch with your opponents at any time. Dream Team Challenge Hit the ice with the NHLs elite as you take on a ladder of all-star teams hand-selected by some of hockeys finest, including Martin. St. Louis, Jeremy Roenick, Marty Turco, Chris Drury, Brendan Shanahan and more. Expanded Skybox Deeper and more interactive than before, this season’s Skybox features more than 150 unlockables, including more retro jerseys, remote outdoor locations and more. Full Stick Control Execute sliding poke checks, swipe at loose pucks and more with new defensive stick controls that give you hands-on stick movement in a variety of defensive situations. Best presentation on the market The exclusive ESPN presentation system has been enhanced with locker room and JumboTron cut scenes, more commentary, more crowd chants, more music with custom sound tracks, and yes, ice girls.