Every hockey fan is itching to get this year’s season started. While hockey teams are just starting their training camps, gamers can start the season in earnest now. EA Sports has launched NHL 18 across the globe today. Members of the EA Access program have been playing for a while now, but the game is now available for everybody.
As is tradition, EA has released an official action-packed release trailer, which you can see above. The game looks like it’s full of action and contains one of the largest sets of new features in years. Be on the look out for our official review very soon!
One of the newest features is the Threes Mode. In it, players will participate in 3-on-3 arcade style action, reminiscent of hockey action games of the past.
With the introduction of the NHL ® THREES mode, NHL ® 18 now offers over-the-top 3-on-3 hockey action complete with unique arenas and new commentary. The arcade-inspired mode features faster gameplay, bigger hits and high-scoring action that can be experienced through both couch co-op and fully competitive online team play. Featuring a new NHL ® THREES Campaign Mode that can be offline or in co-op with a friend, players compete against different teams and leagues in a circuit-style journey, where they can unlock objective-based rewards as they progress through the campaign.
Add this new game mode to the more serious modes, including the new expansion mode, and the returning Be A Pro mode, NHL 18 should offer something of interest to everyone. Personally, I’m looking forward to creating the 32nd team in the league and customize every last detail.
NHL 18 is now available for the Playstation 4 and the Xbox One.