NHL 16 will deliver your most requested features

Today announced that NHL 16 from EA Sports will be hitting store shelves on September 15 for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 and PS3. Built with more fan feedback and insights than ever before, EA Sports is saying that NHL 16 will deliver your most requested features and modes along with new experiences that make NHL bigger and better. With new levels of depth across single player and team modes, combined with improved gameplay balance and innovation as well as new tools to help you play at your highest level, NHL 16 puts you into the heart of a team, where you’ll play together and win together. Here is the NHL 16 trailer that EA Sports is showing off at E3 this year.

Bad morale affects a player’s rating just like in the NBA 2K games. This means you won’t be getting full value in return when you ship off an angry player. Each player has interactions with other players too. Certain guys interact with each other better than others, and players will develop cliques and even have best friends. For instance, the Sedin twins are best friends. If they become friends with Higgins and some other Canucks, it will list their preferred teammates. Player relationships carry over in free agency and trades. If you reunite good friends their morale goes up.

Players who are new to NHL 16 can learn how to play faster in the actual game thanks to the On-Ice Visual Trainer. This is a new in-game mode that teaches users how to play and what to do using on screen visuals. As you learn the basics the game will adapt and start to show you more advanced On-Ice Visual Training prompts that will help you improve even more. This is an exciting addition to NHL 16 that should help new players enjoy the game more. “One of the oldest and most iconic traditions in hockey has arrived,” EA’s blurb states.

Video game developer Electronic Arts isn’t satisfied teasing Xbox One and PS4 users about an upcoming Madden 16 release. This week the company is also sharing more about this year’s NHL 16 release. Electronic Arts added more information and an NHL 16 release window to its EA Sports website just this week. The NHL series of games are licensed by the National Hockey League in the United States. Like other major EA Sports franchises, the game is geared at fans who want a hyper-realistic hockey match simulation.

Flawless Puck Pickup: This feature of NHL 16 bestows the player ability to control the pass or hold the loose puck quickly. It gives player a full control of the game and this will certainly count in the final score level. Play like a professional: NHL 16 is a complete pro player package. One can play professionally here and earn points to move further in ranking rate. One of the oldest and most iconic traditions in hockey has arrived. With accurate representations of beard patterns, length, thickness, and growth rates for individual players, the road to the Stanley Cup just got hairier.

There are many other improvements outside of these game modes too, a new training tool will help players raise their skills and the game promises to look totally different from past editions. By look they mean, authentic arenas with specific celebrations from EA Sportsplayers, mascots, chants and many other things. The commentary will also be better, with Doc Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, and Ray Ferraro promising to bring “more emotion”. The game will be so detailed that they will add in playoff beards and an “accurate representations of beard patterns, length, thickness” and, creepily enough, “growth rates.”

Elsewhere, improvements are being made to skating and puck pickups, a new training tool will help players improve their skills, and the presentation is being improved across the board. That comes in the form of more authentic arenas (with team-specific celebrations, chants, mascots, and so on), commentary with “more emotion” from Doc Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, and Ray Ferraro, and playoff beards. NHL 16 promises to have “accurate representations of beard patterns, length, thickness” and, creepily enough, “growth rates.”