Watch: You Can Play as Mascots in NHL Threes in NHL 18

When you take the ice in the brand new NHL Threes mode in NHL 18 this year, you may notice things are a little bit fuzzier than you remembered.

That’s because, for the first time ever, players will be able to utilize mascots on the ice as members of their NHL Threes team.

In a new trailer showcasing everything the new mode has to offer in NHL 18, EA Sports showed the ability to take mascots such as Sabretooth (Buffalo), Iceburgh (Pittsburgh), and Youppi (Montreal) on the ice.

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Would you look at that toe drag?

This isn’t the first time EA Sports has allowed mascots to be used in game as the NCAA Football series of old used to have mascot games on the gridiron.

In addition to the mascots announcement, EA Sports also gave details on the “Circuit Campaign” mode that sees players take their team to different regions North America where they will face various teams from a number of leagues. Progressing through the campaign earns a number of rewards including jerseys, logos and players.

NHL 18 launches on September 15 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Those who preorder the game’s deluxe edition will gain access to the game three days earlier on September 12.

For more on NHL 18, be sure to check out our impressions of the NHL 18 Beta that recently wrapped up.

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Michael Straw
Michael Straw is a gamer who just happens to be an experienced journalist. In his near decade-long career, Mike has traveled across the United States to cover some of the biggest events in gaming and sports, including E3, PAX, as well as the NFL and NHL Drafts. His work covering gaming and sports led his content being featured on Fox Sports 1, and others. He was once the second-ranked player in the world in NHL 09 on Xbox Live, and is a huge pro wrestling junkie.