EA Releases Demo for Award Winning NHL 14 on Xbox 360 and PS3 Today

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Want to try out the newest version of EA Sports’ NHL game before it comes out on September 10th in North America and September 13th in Europe? Now you have the chance to, as a demo for the game is out now for Xbox Live and Playstation Network in North America. If you’re in Europe the Xbox Live demo is out but the Playstation Network demo won’t launch until tomorrow. Then demo includes an instant play feature that lets them jump into the third period of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals between the Bruins and Blackhawks, a preview of the NHL 94 Anniversary mode, and a preview of the Hockey Ultimate Team Tournament mode.  EA has also announced pre-order deals that various retailers are currently offering.  Full details below.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced that the official game demo for the award winning EA SPORTS NHL®14 is available for download today in North America on Xbox LIVE® and PlayStation® Network. Powered by a generation of the best EA SPORTS™ technology, NHL 14 delivers hockey at its finest with big hits, real fights, unbelievable speed and skill. The NHL 14 demo features three modes: the NHL 94 Anniversary Mode, Play Now, and Hockey Ultimate Team (HUT). The NHL 14 demo is available for download in Europe on Xbox LIVE today and tomorrow, August 21, on PlayStation Network.

Watch the NHL 14 Demo Trailer.

 

The NHL14 demo includes:

Play Now – Powered by a generation of EA SPORTS innovation, NHL 14 is hockey at its best. In the NHL 14 demo, players jump into the third period of a game and play as either the Boston Bruins or the Chicago Blackhawks to experience the speed, skill and aggression of the two teams from the 2013 Stanley Cup® Finals.

NHL 94 Anniversary Mode – Players will have a chance to experience a heated third period between the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL 94 Anniversary Mode. Featuring big goals and even bigger hits, the mode offers nods to its hockey video gaming roots through classic button controls, a retro presentation style including blue ice, classic star-shaped player indicators, organ music and much more.

Hockey Ultimate Team Tournament – Build, manage and compete in Hockey Ultimate Team (HUT) to create a fantasy team without boundaries. HUT in NHL 14 introduces all new features including online seasons and an auction assistant. In the NHL 14 demo, take part in a mini tournament against the Halifax Mooseheads, Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks and Team Canada.

 

Gamers looking for an edge on the ice can preorder* NHL 14 now.

 

NHL 14 Pre-Order Offers**

Kick start the Hockey Ultimate Team experience with the EA SPORTS Ultimate Pass, available to everyone who pre-orders* EA SPORTS NHL 14. Hockey Ultimate Team is the fastest growing game mode in the NHL franchise, where over 800,000 users have created teams and more than 20 million games have been played.**

In addition to the EA SPORTS Ultimate Pass, each North American retailer will have a unique pre-order* offer:

 

Origin

Official Goalie Player Pack*** – featuring goalie boost items.

GameStop\EB Games

Philadelphia Winter Classic Venue – for your Hockey Ultimate Team, plus Philadelphia and New York Winter Classic Jerseys.
BAUER Player Pack (GameStop Only) – featuring exclusive custom equipment and boost items for your Be A Pro and EASHL created skaters. Give your Pro’s that extra edge.

Best Buy/FutureShop

Official Easton Player Pack*** – featuring custom Easton equipment, and boost items.

Amazon

Official Warrior Player Pack*** – featuring custom Warrior equipment, and boost items.
Official CCM Player Pack*** – featuring custom CCM equipment, and boost items.

 

Full details on NHL 14 global pre-order offers can be found here.

NHL 14 is in development at EA Canada in Vancouver and has been rated E10+ by the ESRB and PEGI 12; visit www.esrb.org and www.pegi.info for more information. Become a fan of EA SPORTS NHL on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs and cross-platform digital experiences. EA SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sports through industry-leading sports videogames, including Madden NFL football, FIFA Soccer, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, NCAA® Football, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® golf, SSX™ and EA SPORTS UFC®. For more information about EA SPORTS, including news, video, blogs, forums and game apps, please visit www.easports.com.

 

* Offers available exclusively to those who pre-order NHL 14. Additional terms and conditions apply. Visit the EA SPORTS NHL website for full details

** Internet connection and Origin account required. Must be 13+ to create an account.

*** For use in Be a Pro and EA SPORTS Hockey League

NHL® 14 is an Officially Licensed Product of the NHL and the NHLPA. NHLPA, National Hockey League Players’ Association and the NHLPA logo are trademarks of the NHLPA. © NHLPA.

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