Electronic Arts today announced that EA SPORTS NHL 16 will be hitting store shelves on September 15, 2015 in North America and September 17, 2015 in Europe.
NHL 16 introduces new levels of depth to deliver more ways to play for every hockey fan. Gamers who crave team experiences can jump into either 6 v. 6 Online Team Play, Online Couch Co-op, or the fan favorite, EA SPORTS Hockey League, that’s been reimagined to deliver a new player class system for a more competitive and balanced experience. Players who want to shape their legacy can immerse themselves in Be-A-Pro, which lets them start their career in the minors and takes them through a new progression system where how they play on the ice shapes who they become in the NHL. Or if gamers are armchair GMs, not only can they navigate the motions of draft day and manage their AHL affiliate team, they can now also manage the morale of individual players on their team, for the first time.
From what you do, to how you do it, NHL 16 makes every position on the ice meaningful to team success; with innovation on offense and defense, players have new tools to not only score goals, but to prevent them as well. Precision Skating makes refined movements possible in any situation and Seamless Puck Pickups allow the ability to quickly control a pass or corral a loose puck. NHL 16 also introduces the all new On-Ice Visual Trainer and smarter Coach Feedback; both tools will teach new players how to learn the fundamentals and give returning players tips on how to build on their NHL skills. All this comes to life with distinct arena atmospheres, the most realistic players – and their playoff beards – and a story-driven commentary package of Doc Emrick, Eddie Olczyk and Ray Ferraro to pull fans into the energy of the game like never before.
NHL 16 will be available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, releasing September 15, 2015 in North America and September 17, 2015 in Europe. NHL Legacy Edition brings together the most popular modes and award-winning gameplay features from nine years of NHL hockey and will be available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.