EA Sports is bringing the National Hockey League home in a brand new way, as NHL 22 delivers the hockey experience with the Frostbite Engine this October 15 — and it will be available for both current and next-gen platforms!
Here’s the reveal trailer from the folks at EA Sports!
Delivering some striking visuals as well and innovative new gameplay with this latest installment in the series, NHL 22 will feel as real as possible thanks to the enhancements and brand new concepts the game will incorporate — including the new Superstar X-Factors system that you can read in detail below via press release.
Superstars will distinctly feel like their real-life counterparts in NHL 22 with the introduction of Superstar X-Factors, a game-changing system that unleashes unique abilities for the best players in the game, with traits inspired by their individual real-world skills. Superstar X-Factors bring two key elements to help elevate hockey’s elite and break them away from the pack: Zone Abilities and Superstar Abilities. Zone Abilities bring game-breaking enhancements to the best players, while Superstar Abilities represent upper echelon skills reserved for athletes playing at the next level. Players like Edmonton Oilers Forward Leon Draisaitl, whose “Tape to Tape” ability reflects his elite core passing; or Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy’s “Contortionist” X-factor that boosts his ability to make wild, body-twisting saves with ease will make a profound impact on NHL 22 gameplay. Superstar X-Factors not only bring new facets to gameplay but also add new dimensions to Franchise Mode, Be A Pro, Hockey Ultimate Team and World of Chel.
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NHL 22 will be available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S this October 15.