Below is the official press release from Aksys Games regarding the announcement, as well as a few key features the game has to offer.
Torrance, CA (November 6, 2008) - Aksys Games, a publisher of interactive entertainment software, is pleased to announce for the holidays, Family Glide Hockey exclusively for WiiWare™! Developed by ARC SYSTEM WORKS, creators of the Guilty Gear series and Family Table Tennis, players will once again enjoy another American pastime with friends and family in some white knuckle action of Family Glide Hockey! Family Glide Hockey sports appealing cel-shaded graphics and endearing music, on top of the friendly competitive match-ups. Choose between single player mode, versus mode (up to 4 players can play), or challenge your skill in engaging mini-games.
“As a fan of air hockey myself, this is a great alternative to play at home with family and friends”, states Frank deWindt II, Project Lead, Aksys Games. “I hope everyone enjoys it as much as we have here. It’s all the fun minus all the quarters!”
· Fun for the Whole Family! Choose between four different family members! There’s Billy (son), Sarah (daughter), Mommy, and Daddy!
· You’ve Got The Touch! Devastate your opponent and unleash the power of the Fire Shot or Trick Shot for the win!
· Choose Your Battleground! Pick among 5 unique locations to have a friendly match of glide hockey. Choose between the gymnasium, forest park, beach, amusement park, and even an arctic aquarium!
· Exciting Mini Games! Try your wits against Glide Hockey Brawl, Glide Hockey Drill, and Glide Hockey Tracer!
Family Glide Hockey has not been rated by the ESRB. For more information about Aksys Games and Family Glide Hockey can be found at www.aksysgames.com.
We'll have more information on Family Glide Hockey as it becomes available as well as a full review when the title hits the WiiWare service.
Update: Check out a video of the gameplay in action...