The EA SPORTS NHL team is proud to present the first look at gameplay in NHL 17. Own Every Zone with more end-to-end control with authentic goalies featuring positional awareness and reactionary save intelligence, all-new Net Battles for offensive and defensive zone play, and dozens of thrilling new goal celebrations.
Producer, Ben Ross highlights some of the new additions to gameplay this year for fans looking for an even deeper dive on NHL 17:
“We are strong believers that every hockey fan can load up NHL 17 for the first time and have a fun and exciting experience no matter their skill level or the type of experience they are looking for. This year we’ve added even more customization to our gameplay settings to make sure you can play your way.
This year we’ve added a new difficulty setting called ‘Semi-Pro’ so that users find an AI opponent that better matches the challenge they are after. We’ve also added new Gameplay Presets which control the Game Style, Period Length, Rules, etc. for specific experiences. This allows us to offer everything from Arcade (3 min periods, no rules, bigger hits) to Full Sim (10 min periods, ultra-realistic gameplay). This has also given us the opportunity to offer up brand new Be a Pro presets which give the best recommendation for Game Style and Gameplay tuning for the length of games users prefer to play. Play anything from Quick Games where you can get through more games in a shorter time period, all the way to full length games where shift lengths are exactly that of a real world NHL player while maintaining realistic statistics.
To read the full blog article, go here https://www.easports.com/nhl/news/2016/nhl-17-gameplay-series-control-the-ice
Here is the official NHL 17 Control the Ice video:
EA Sports NHL 17 will release worldwide on September 13, 2016 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Players can pre-order now and receive perks, including a one-month trial of EA Access (for digital pre-orders on Xbox One only)**±, in-game equipment in EA SPORTS Hockey League, an exclusive NHL 94 goal celebration and more***. For full details and to pre-order the game now, visitwww.easports.com/nhl/buy.
EA Access± members on Xbox One can try all the features of NHL 17 before its release with Play First Trials. Stay tuned for more information on access timing and availability.