Sports gaming season is in full-swing, and the latest title to get the spotlight is EA’s NHL 17, which promises to include a number of new features. Some of those features you’ll probably be familiar with, if you’ve played other games from EA. For the first time in the NHL franchise, Draft Champions will be making an appearance.
The game will also introduce the World Cup of Hockey and Franchise mode. You can get the rundown with the full list included below, directly from EA’s NHL website.
LIVE YOUR HOCKEY FANTASY IN NEW GAME MODES
No matter how you play the game, NHL 17 delivers new modes to connect to your favorite teams and players. Feel the thrill of fantasy draft night with a star power team in Draft Champions, or play for national pride in the World Cup of Hockey. Be a GM fans experience the evolution of team management and take on the entire business in Franchise Mode, where you call the shots from concessions to arena relocation.
WORLD CUP OF HOCKEY
NEW WAYS TO PLAY FAN FAVORITE GAME MODES
Take your EA SPORTS Hockey League team to the next level by progressing through ranks to unlock customization items and give your uniform a unique look, or use the all-new Arena Creator to build the home ice you’ve always wanted. Celebrate career defining Moments in Be a Pro and immerse yourself into the most exciting Hockey Ultimate Team ever with the introduction of team Synergy, completely changing the way you build and play your dream team.
TAKE CONTROL OF THE ICE AND PLAY YOUR WAY
Own Every Zone with more end-to-end control with authentic goalies featuring positional awareness and Reactionary Save Intelligence, all-new Net Battles for offensive and defensive zone play, and dozens of thrilling new goal celebrations that capture the excitement of scoring the biggest goals on game night.
BATTLE FOR THE ICE
CELEBRATE WITH STYLE
OWN EVERY ZONE
SHARPEN YOUR GAME
Whether you’re competing online for elite status or lacing up the skates for the very first time, the next generation of the critically acclaimed Visual On-Ice Trainer and Coaching Feedback tools return to teach you the skills needed to sharpen your game. Unprecedented control over gameplay settings and sliders give you the tools to go from fast, action-packed gameplay all the way to the most authentic simulation so you can play the style of hockey you love.
That’s a long list of new improvements, and if you’d like to get a more in-depth look at what’s involved with them, you can head on over to the official EA Sports NHL website. Are you excited to get your hands on the game? Let us know in the comments.