Back in July, EA Sports revealed that NHL 21 will be delayed to October with the first details of the gaming coming in August. Now, a month after that announcement, we now know when the first official details of the game will be coming.

In a post on social media, EA Sports announced that the first look at the game will be coming on August 24. No other details are known about the reveal. However, based on other EA Sports reveals this summer, fans should expect to find out the cover athlete along with the major features of the game.

Also expected is the announcement of the game’s beta that saw registration open up at the end of July for players.

Though the game does launch later this year, NHL 21 is not scheduled to be available on the next-gen Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. EA Sports has gone on record stating that the game has been built for the current generation consoles, but will be able to be played on the new systems via “forward compatibility”.

NHL 21 launches October 16 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. This marks the first time since NHL 98 that the franchise will have a non-September release. Those who preorder the game will receive a mix of Hockey Ultimate Team rewards along with Hockey Bags with cosmetic items and gear for your World of Chel player.


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