Time to get nostalgic for some pond hockey.
EA Sports’ NHL 19, this year’s edition of their annual take on hockey, will include a brand new mode called NHL Ones. NHL Ones is inspired by pond hockey, and is a free for all mode seeing players competing to score the most goals in a full range of outdoor locations- so the kinds of improvized hockey games many of you yourselves may have played outdoors when you were growing up and couldn’t always afford to go to a rink when the hockey mood took you.
A brand new video, courtesy of DualShockers, shows off how this mode will work, and it looks incredibly fun. EA Sports has promised that it will crown a new champion for this mode every day, which should keep players engaged and encourage them to return to it on a frequent basis. That said, the confirmation also comes with one of the modes not being available offline at all- so it’s playing online with others, or bust.
NHL 19 launches for PS4 and Xbox One on September 19.