EA Sports promised a list of "classic arena anthems" for its NHL offerings and one in particular makes it mission freaking accomplished on that score: The Final Countdown, by Europe, part of both NHL 11 and NHL Slapshot's soundtracks.
Pantera and Megadeth also give the game an arena-rock edge, appearing by request of their fans. Those two won't be in Slapshot, though just because it's on the Wii with a peewees-to-pros career mode, doesn't mean its kidstuff. They'll still get the likes of Danko Jones and the Black Keys.
One other thing, there's a preorder bonus for the game if you get it through GameStop, in the U.S. or in Canada. You get the 20th Anniversary Bauer Boost Pack, which gives you a Bauer-branded stick, gloves and skates. No word on how that boosts you exactly. I'd be surprised if it was much more than cosmetic.
Here are the soundtracks:
In NHL 11
• In Whispers - Here I Stand
• Airbourne - Bottom Of The Well - No Guts. No Glory.
• Bullet For My Valentine - Your Betrayal - Fever
• Megadeth - Dialectic Chaos - Endgame
• Pantera - Walk - Vulgar Display Of Power
In NHL 11 and NHL Slapshot
• Danko Jones - Full of Regret - Below The Belt
• 2 Unlimited - Twilight Zone - Get Ready!
• Black Box - Strike It Up - Dreamland
• Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Mama Taught Me Better - Beat The Devil's Tattoo
• Bouncing Souls - ¡Olé! - Hopeless Romantic
• Darude - Sandstorm - Before The Storm
• Dropkick Murphys - Shipping Up To Boston (Live) - Live On Lansdowne, Boston MA
• Europe - The Final Countdown - The Final Countdown
• Foxy Shazam - Unstoppable - Foxy Shazam
• Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop - Ramones
• The Black Keys - Howlin' For You - Brothers