EA Sports has turned September 9, 2014 into an unofficial Canadian holiday, by confirming the day as its targeted release date for NHL 15.
Boasting 9,000 unique fan models, reworked physics, and more authenticity than you could ever dream of, the series’ next iteration is sure to be a hit when it releases. What we got to play at E3 was phenomenal, yet it wasn’t the final version of the game, meaning that the retail experience will be even more polished and immersive. That’s somewhat tough to believe, in all honesty, given the quality of the demo that EA brought to sunny California.
Those who pre-purchase this year’s outing — the first on next-gen hardware — will be gifted with at least $15 worth of bonus Hockey Ultimate Team content. At least, that’s the case with some retailers. EB Games and Gamestop, on the other hand, are offering an extra $9 in bonuses, bringing their total to a whopping $24. Of course, the real diehards can improve their HUT teams’ chances even more, by choosing to purchase the game’s Ultimate Edition, which ships with $40 worth of mode-specific perks.
Stay tuned for more information pertaining to NHL 15 as it develops, and take solace in the fact that only a few months remain between now and when we’ll finally be able to get our hands on this Sports Game of the Year contender.
EA SPORTS NHL 15 Ushers in a New Generation of Hockey Videogames This September
Pre-order to Receive a Minimum $15 Value of Hockey Ultimate Team Content
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced that EA SPORTSTM NHL® 15 will kick off a new generation of hockey videogames, skating into retailers on September 9, 2014 in North America and September 12, 2014 in Europe. From the ice, to the fans, to the presentation, NHL 15 brings to life the sights, sounds and feel of the fastest team sport on the planet like no other game before. Watch the NHL 15 Official E3 gameplay trailer now. Fans who pre-order the game will receive a minimum $15 value of Hockey Ultimate Team content. In addition, gamers can also kickstart their hockey experience with the NHL 15 Ultimate Edition that comes with over $40 added value of exclusive content for Hockey Ultimate Team. Learn more on the NHL 15 website.
“This is the start of a new era for the award-winning NHL videogame franchise,” said Dean Richards, General Manager, EA SPORTS NHL. “New technology gives us the freedom and horsepower to change almost every part of the game. From the way players look and move on the ice, to the unrivaled electricity of the in-arena experience, to the sights and sounds of an all new broadcast team, NHL 15 brings the game we love to life in ways that were never possible before.”
In NHL 15, fans will see the most realistic looking and skating hockey players ever in a videogame, along with the most detailed and authentic representation of the game of hockey itself. 12 Player NHL Collision Physics and Real Puck Physics capture the hard hitting chaos and unpredictability of the sport. Gamers can look, move, play and think like a real hockey player with all new authentic player modelling and an evolved arsenal of tools, including the Superstar Skill Stick and Vision AI that allow for an unprecedented level of control and elevated player intelligence.
Witness the sights and sounds of authentic arenas across the National Hockey League, as 9,000 individual crowd models, the most ever in a sports videogame, hang on every play called by an all-new commentary team of Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick and Eddie Olczyk from NBC Sports. TSN analyst Ray Ferraro will provide insights at ice level. In addition, a new partnership with NBC Sports brings a world class broadcast package to the game.