Tag: Nhl

  • News NHL 24 Pulls Back The Curtain on PS5, PS4 Cover Athlete

    All hail Cale

    With the autumn approaching, it's time for information about this year's edition of the NHL franchise to start trickling in. And the first thing out of the gate is course the cover athlete. Last year, we saw not one, but two firsts, with Trevor Zegras making the first member of the Anaheim Ducks to appear on a cover, as well as...

  • News What the Puck?! NHL 23 PS5, PS4 Available Free with EA Play from 13th April

    Power play

    You’ve been able to play ten hours of ice hockey simulation NHL 23 with EA Play since it launched last year, but EA Sports will unlock the time limit and make the entire game available for members beginning 13th April. This includes both PS5 and PS4 versions, although if you do own Sony’s new-gen system, we’d seriously recommend...

  • News Mighty Ducks Themed Items Flying Their Way into NHL 23

    Ducks fly together

    In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Disney all-time classic, Adidas and EA Sports have announced that a handful of items themed after The Mighty Ducks are headed to NHL 23. Of course, The Mighty Ducks were a real team in the NHL for years before tragically dropping the 'Mighty' from their name and abandoning their...

  • News NHL 23 PS5, PS4 Gameplay Trailer Showcases Surprisingly Strong Roster of Improvements

    Change 'em up

    Hot off the heels of its reveal trailer, NHL 23 has showcased a proper look at some of the gameplay changes we can look forward to. In a surprisingly meaty video, we get a glimpse at some of the upcoming improvements to expect with the latest iteration of the lone NHL game on the market. Let’s dive in! The first chunk of the trailer...

  • News Puck Off! NHL 23 Trailer Debuts New Gameplay, Confirms Crossplay

    Ice to see you

    The debut trailer for NHL 23 comes out swinging, with some of that classic E3 "stage demo cringe" that's been hard to come by these past years. Cover stars Trevor Zegras and Sarah Nurse group up to guide you through some of the new features, and things are much as you'd expect. That said, it looks like NHL 23 is set to feature some...

  • News NHL 23 PS5, PS4 Cover Reveal Offers Up Some Surprising Firsts

    Quack! Quack! Quack!

    While we're set to get our first glimpse at the gameplay of NHL 23 very soon, in the meantime, the cover athlete has been revealed. Or should we say, athletes. The cover athlete for any given sports title always generates interest, but they usually wind up feeling like safe, or unsurprising choices. It makes sense to put the...

  • 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...