NHL 13 to include female Legend players
NHL Legend players this year include women
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on Aug 29, 2012 - 11:45am EST (Aug 29, 2012 11:45)
Electronic Arts announced today that NHL 13 has added female athletes as playable characters.
Former Team USA superstar Angela Ruggiero will join former Team Canada great Hayley Wickenheiser, both four-time Olympic Ice Hockey medalists, as playable legends in the game.
NHL Hall of Famers Doug Gilmour, Jari Kurri, and NHL legend Dominik Hasek will also be added to the roster of legends which includes the likes of Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux.
“With the release of NHL 12 we added generic female characters in our Be a Pro mode,” said Dean Richards, General Manager, NHL, EA Sports. “This year we are very excited to continue our effort of creating a more representative experience for female hockey fans by adding two of the greatest female athletes to ever play the game in Wickenheiser and Ruggiero to NHL 13.”
Legends in NHL 13 will be integrated across several modes, in Be A Legend, Legends teams, and Hockey Ultimate Team & Be a GM.
NHL 13 will be available on September 11, 2012 in North America and September 14, 2012 in Europe. For more on the game, be sure to read our NHL 13 Preview.