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NHL 16 joins the EA Access library of free games

It's available March 29, just in time for the Stanley Cup Playoffs

NHL 16, the current edition of EA Sports' ice hockey simulation, is the next title to go in the EA Access vault of games. It will join the lineup on March 29, about two weeks before the NHL's Stanley Cup Playoffs get underway.

Of the 16 titles in EA Access, eight so far are EA Sports titles. NHL 16 will make it nine-of-17; its predecessor NHL 15 also is on the list. EA Access added Madden NFL 16 to the vault on Feb 2, one week before Super Bowl 50.

EA Access is a premium subscription available only to Xbox One subscribers. It costs $24.99 annually, or $4.99 month-to-month. A companion service, Origin Access, launched in January and has 17 titles in its library. The latest, 2014's Titanfall, was added to Origin Access yesterday.