Tag: Nhl

  • News NHL 22 Makes a Power Play with EA Play on PS5, PS4

    Ice to see

    Well, then. There’s no word on FIFA 22 and Battlefield 2042 joining the EA Play catalogue as of yet, and actually its NHL 22 that’s about to be vaulted instead. With the ice hockey season hotting up – see what we did there? – EA Canada’s skating sim is stepping out of the sin bin on 12th

  • News NHL 22 Reveal Trailer Shows Off a New Look for the Franchise on PS5, PS4

    NHL joins the Frostbite family in October

    Things are certainly shaping up nicely for NHL 22, aren't they? While normally a generational transition for a sports title is something to be feared — we still haven't forgotten NHL 15 — NHL 22 seems poised to buck that trend. The last of EA's sports franchises to make the leap to the Frostbite engine,...

  • News NHL 22 PS5 Trailer Imminent, Adding Superstar X-Factors from Madden NFL

    Switching to signature Frostbite engine

    After a return to form on PlayStation 4 last year, NHL 22 will make the transition to both the PS5 and EA’s signature Frostbite engine – with a first trailer scheduled to debut tomorrow, 19th August. Early details leaked online confirm that the title will be adding Superstar X-Factors first introduced in

  • News NHL 21 Puckers Up to EA Play from 12th April, FIFA 21 Wins As One in May

    Through on goal

    As previously promised, ice hockey sim NHL 21 will pucker up to EA Play starting 12th April, meaning subscribers will be able to download the full game as part of their membership. The title had been available as a free 10 hour trial on the service, but now you’ll be able to play for as long as you like – assuming your...

  • News NHL 21 Brings Back an Ice Cold SEGA Genesis Classic


    EA Sports is running low on reasons to flog NHL 21 this year, so when in doubt go retro. The publisher is reviving SEGA Genesis classic NHL ’94, and porting in modern teams and rosters. You’ll be able to play the cool re-release from 30th October for free – assuming you pre-order the organisation’s all-new ice hockey simulation. The...

  • Hands On NHL 21 Is Looking a Lot Like a Hockey Game

    Déjà vu

    Alright, stop us if you’ve heard this one before: NHL 21 feels a lot like last year’s game. Between all the modes on offer and the actual presentation of the game, you’d be hard-pressed to notice any key differences between last year’s product and EA Vancouver’s newest entry in the chilled sports franchise. Now, in fairness to...

  • News NHL 21 Cover Revealed Alongside Gameplay Snippet

    Eight is enough

    EA Sports has been teasing the reveal of this year's hockey title for a number of days, and at long last, the curtain has been pulled back. For the first time in quite a while, the cover will be graced by the Washington Capitals' "great eight," Alexander Ovechkin. He was last plastered on one of EA's hockey games in NHL 07 -- though...

  • News Play as Snoop Dogg in NHL 20 on PS4 with Latest Free Update

    Items, commentary, and more

    Talk about something we weren't expecting. Snoop Dogg has had a long-running, vocal fondness for hockey -- including a hilarious series where he breaks down the basics of the game -- so seeing him included in EA's annual series is a whole new level. Between being able to play as Snoop himself, face off against his team in...

  • Hands On NHL 20's PS4 Beta Shows Promise

    A step forward

    EA's NHL franchise hasn't exactly had the best console generation. After skipping the first year of the PlayStation 4 altogether, NHL 15 tripped out of the gate with a pretty weak effort. This in and of itself is pretty normal for sports games, but they tend to improve drastically as the generation rolls on. Unfortunately, that never...

  • News NHL 20 Gameplay Trailer Shows off Improved Shooting, Transitions, and More

    Cool as ice

    While EA gave us our first glimpse at the cover of NHL 20 during the 2019 NHL Awards ceremony, one thing that was absent was a proper look at the gameplay. This is no longer the case, as a rather lengthy trailer has finally dropped, offering a look at the game in action. The NHL franchise, probably more than any of EA's other sports...

  • News NHL 20 Cover Star Revealed at 2019 NHL Awards

    Release date also confirmed

    For the past few years, EA has chosen to use the NHL Awards ceremony to reveal its new cover athlete, and that trend has continued this year. NHL 19 cover athlete P.K. Subban took the stage in Vegas and talked about what being on the cover meant to him before revealing Toronto Maple Leafs player Auston Matthews as the...

  • News Puck Off! NHL 16 Scores PS4 Bundle in Canada

    As cold as ice

    Ice hockey's a sport that's not particularly, er, popular here in the UK, but we know that our commonwealth cohorts are big fans of the ice-based action. Sony's probably pretty smart announcing a PlayStation 4 bundle for the forthcoming NHL 16, then, which will skate its way into Canadian stores from 15th September for $449.99. The...