The NHL 14 that was being shown on the floor of E3 is now available for the public to view on YouTube. It is just over a minute long and showcases a few new or improved features EA Sports has added into their hockey video game this year.
Those of you who love big hits and were slightly disappointed with the ability to deliver them in the past, will love the all new Collision System in NHL 14. With a physics engine developed from the popular EA Sports franchise FIFA, you will see all new big hit interactions. There are are over 250 different hits and reactions included in this year’s game.
A noticeable improvement in NHL 14 is that both players bodies, (the one delivering the hit and the one taking the hit) react appropriately and within the limits of the human body. This is done through the new physics engine that is making its way into all EA Sports games.
Join the producer of the NHL 14 franchise, Sean Ramjagsingh, in the 2 minute video below to learn all about the new collision physics in this year’s hockey video game.
The NHL 14 cover vote has advanced to the 2nd round of voting with 32 players advancing from the original field. This round is a little different then previous voting rounds. Instead of head to head matchups in the traditional tournament style form, you are free to choose any 16 out of the 32 available choices to advance to the next round.
The Sharks and the Maple Leafs are the only teams that still have 2 players in contention. Every other team only has 1 candidate left so vote wisely. Voting for this round ends on Sunday, May 5th. If you have a specific player in mind you’d like to see on the NHL 14 cover, you can vote via Twitter on Thursday to get double points.
The voting for round 2 is open today at NHL.com. If you are interested in pre ordering NHL 14 or if you just want to find out everything we know so far about the upcoming hockey video game, that information can be found at the PreOrder.org NHL 14 page.
Now that the 2 months of Madden 25 cover voting is coming to an end, EA Sports has launched their cover tournament for NHL 14. 60 players (2 from each team) made it into the bracket. Teammates will play each other in the first round so only 1 representative from each team will make it into the second round.
You can place your vote on the NHL.com website now through April 28th for the first round. You may vote up to 10 times per day. On Thursdays, your vote via twitter will be doubled so if you have a strong preference for a certain candidate to make the cover for NHL 14, it would be wise to vote as much as you can then.
The cover vote will conclude in early June. The game itself will be released on September 1oth in North America and September 13th in Europe.
You can check out the official cover vote trailer released by EA Sports earlier today below.
Earlier today, we uncovered the release date for NHL 14. However, we have been blessed with even more information regarding the popular NHL video game. We now have an extensive list of NHL 14 features along with a gameplay trailer. All the information you will need is below.
NHL® Collision Physics – Developed from the same core technology that powers EA SPORTS FIFA’s critically-acclaimed Player Impact Engine, NHL® Collision Physics introduces bigger, more thrilling hits, and truer-to-life collisions. A new left-stick control scheme makes delivering a game-changing hit simpler and more rewarding than ever.
Enforcer Engine – There is a code in hockey, when it’s broken you have to respond. A first for the NHL franchise, Fight Night technology delivers a new 3rd person experience, physics-based punch targeting and player size differentiation to every fight, creating the most authentic and electrifying experience yet.
One-Touch Dekes – Experience what it feels like to be a superstar through a new, more responsive deking system controlled only with the left stick and one-button. From beginner to advanced gamers, the system allows for quicker reactive dekes and intuitive combination dekes, creating more moves than ever before.
True Performance Skating – Built on the breakthrough innovation that introduced physics-based skating and over 1,000 new skating animations to the EA SPORTS NHL franchise. The second year of the True Performance Skating features improved acceleration, explosive first-strides, quicker pivots and enhanced lateral skating, resulting in greater player responsiveness and unprecedented control.
Live the Life – The new incarnation of the Be a Pro Career Mode, now you can truly Live the Life of an NHL player. On or off the ice, every decision you make shapes your legacy as an athlete. Interact with teammates outside of the rink. Take part in media interviews. Each choice you make will affect your relationship with fans, teammates and management, influencing your skills and progression.
EA SPORTS NHL Online Seasons – NHL 14 adds the best-in-class promotion and relegation system in the sports category to the Hockey Ultimate Team & EA SPORTS Hockey League modes. Win games and advance to the next division to face tougher competition, fall short and see your team bumped down. Teams will be able to track their progress across multiple seasons.
EA Sports has unveiled the release date for their upcoming hockey video game, NHL 14. The game will be available starting on September 10th, 2013 in North America while gamers in Europe will have to wait 3 days until September 13th.
Confirmed consoles for NHL 14 include the XBOX 360 and the PlayStation 3. We don’t yet have any information regarding NHL 14 and next generation consoles like the PS4 or XBOX 720.
There are a few notable additions to this year’s game including Collision Physics, NHL Online Seasons, and the new Career mode titled “Live The Life.” The full features list as well as the initial NHL 14 gameplay trailer can be found here.
EA Sports summed up their vision for NHL 14 with these few words, “Big hits, real fights and unbelievable speed and skill.” If they can stay true to those concepts, we will be in for one hell of a game.