With the announcement that NHL 16 is coming this September, fans of the long-running series have already started asking whether or not this year’s game is going to be a step up from NHL 15. It seems as though Electronic Arts better be answering those questions with a resounding “yes” if they want to keep those fans coming back. While the first iteration of the long running hockey series offered on the Xbox One and PS4 brought features such as better graphics and fun gameplay, it also apparently left quite a few features on the cutting room floor.
This years version of the game will bring 6 vs 6 online team, online couch co-op which will allow local players to jump in and out of online matches, Be a GM, Be a Pro and Hockey Ultimate Team. NHL 16 is also going to be bringing a much-loved feature back after being left out of NHL 15. EA Sports Hockey League is returning this September when the game hits the Xbox One and PS4 consoles.
The online team mode was left out of last year’s version and will be coming back in a “reimagined” format. In the past the mode let players choose a specialised class “to deliver a balanced competitive experience on the ice.” EA is also offering improved visuals and a “story-driven commentary package to pull you into the energy of the game like never before.”
For Xbox 360 and PS3 players, EA is going to be bringing NHL Legacy Edition. This game is apparently a scaled down version of the game that also offers updated rosters and “brings together the most popular modes and award-winning gameplay features from nine years of NHL hockey.” We don’t have a trailer for NHL 16 yet but you can see a video below that gives at least a glimpse of what the game offers.