NHL 14 is set to launch on Sept. 10 in North America and Sept. 13 in Europe onand 3, EA Sports announced today.
The game will feature Collision Physics, derived from FIFA's Player Impact Engine, and a new left-stick control scheme. The Enforcer Engine, which is based on the Fight Night franchise's engine, will introduce new jostling mechanics, and will bring in NHL players size and heft into play for third-person on-ice fights.
"We're very proud of the history of innovation that the EA Sports NHL franchise has produced on this console generation, and this year we're amplifying that innovation by leveraging technology from teams like FIFA and Fight Night," Dean Richards, general manager, NHL, EA Sports said in a prepared statement. "This year fans will feel the speed, skill and aggression of NHL hockey like never before, powered by some of the best EA Sports technology to create the best game we could ever imagine."
True Performance Skating, which was introduced in NHL 13, features improved acceleration, better lateral pivots, faster pivots and overall improved player responsiveness in NHL 14. EA Canada overhauled the deking system for NHL 14, so it is now controlled with the left stick and one-button for new "one-touch dekes."
The Be a Pro Career Mode allows gamers, as an NHL player, to interact with teammates off the ice, conduct media interviews and influence fans, teammates and management to further skills and career progression.
The Hockey Ultimate Team and EA Sports Hockey League fantasy team modes featured in NHL 13 are back and allows gamers to track their teams progression across multiple seasons.
Gamers are invited to vote on who they want to feature NHL 14's cover via NHL 13 cover.cover vote campaign, which launches April 22. Last year, 25 million gamers participated in the campaign that resulted in Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux being featured on
Watch the reveal trailer above to see the NHL 14 news in action.