NHL 19 announced
This year's hockey game promises outdoor rinks, extensive player customization
Electronic Arts has announced NHL 19, with Nashville Predators’ defenseman P.K. Subban on the cover.
For the first time in franchise history, NHL 19 allows players to play on outdoor rinks in new and returning game modes. Players can create a character and express their look and playstyle with over 900 new customization items including, for the first time, lifestyle apparel inspired by pond hockey.
On the ice, new animation technology Real Player Motion (RPM) Tech delivers explosive-edge skating with more acceleration and responsiveness.
NHL 19 also lets players compete with and against over 200 of the greatest hockey legends to ever play the sport, including Wayne Gretzky. Players can compete as Hero Teams that combine squads of superstars from the past and present for an ultimate fantasy matchup.
New mode NHL ONES pits three players against each other in a 1v1v1 free-for-all with no rules and no stoppages. Players can win to rank up to new outdoor locations and defend their position as king-of-the-hill. Players can also play in any World of CHEL mode to progress their online Create-A-Character, unlock rewards, and customize their look and their playstyle.
NHL 19 will be available on September 14, 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Fans can unlock the game three days early with Legends Edition and Ultimate Edition. In addition, EA Access members can play for up to 10 hours starting September 6, 2018 with the EA Access Play First Trial.