The demo features three modes of play, which include the NHL 94 Anniversary Mode, Play Now Mode and Hockey Ultimate Team Mode. Also released were details on pre-order offers available through select retailers.
Play Now Mode will skip gamers to the third period of a match between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks, the teams who faced off in the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals. NHL 94 Anniversary mode will also skip players into the third period of a match between the two teams. While Play Now is a modern mode, Anniversary mode will feature classic button controls and a retro feel styled after the classic NHL title. Anniversary mode will also feature blue ice, organ music and star shaped player indicators.
Gamers will also be able to demo the Hockey Ultimate Team mode and play in a mini-tournament against the Bruins, Blackhawks, Halifax Mooseheads, and Team Canada.
NHL 14 is currently available for pre-order from select retailers and anyone who pre-orders the game gets access to some solid perks.
Pre-orders from Origin come with an official goalie player pack including exclusive goalie boost items.
Gamers who pre-order the game through Gamestop will get the EA Sports Ultimate Pass, which will give gamers 24 Hockey Ultimate Team gold packs at a rate of one pack per week for 24 weeks. Pre-orders also include the Bauer player pack, which will include custom exclusive equipment and boost items for Be A Pro and EASHL created skaters. Wait, there’s more…pre-orders will also net the Philadelphia Winter Classic venue as well as the jerseys Philadelphia and New York will wear in the Winter Classic.
Players who pre-order the game from Best Buy will receive an official Easton player pack, which includes custom Easton equipment and boost items. Pre-orderers will also receive an official CCM player pack with custom CCM equipment and boost items.
Pre-ordering the game from Amazon will net players the official Warrior player pack, which includes custom Warrior equipment and boost items. They will also receive the same CCM pack as pre-orders from Best Buy.
NHL 14 is scheduled to release Sept. 10. A trailer for the game can be viewed below.