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NHL 13: The Best Hockey Game We’ve Ever Created

Are you ready for some hockey? Many of you got your hands on NHL 13 early with Season Ticket, but for those of you who haven’t yet taken the plunge, we’d like to show you what you’re getting with this year’s all-new NHL 13.  




First, let’s talk features. NHL 13 has undergone some serious improvements for this iteration, the biggest being True Performance Skating, which has revolutionized the in-game skating mechanics in NHL 13. Driven by real-world physics and more than 1,000 new gameplay animations NHL 13 authentically replicates the momentum, explosiveness and top-end speed of real NHL players. Combine True Performance Skating with the control offered by the Skill Stick and NHL 13 finally gives gamers access to the entire toolkit of an NHL player. 



NHL 13 also takes its most popular mode and gets connected. GM Connected allows gamers to manage, play or coach with and against friends in their own 30 team human controlled league. There’s also a mobile companion app so you’ll never miss a moment. 


In our opinion the best thing to happen to video games is the ability to replay moments from the real world of sports. For NHL 13 that happens in NHL Moments Live. Featuring 26 moments from the 2011/2012 season as well as new scenarios from the 2012/13 season that you can rewrite or relive as you see fit, you’re now more connected to the world of hockey than ever before. 


Not only will the players move like actual NHL stars out on the ice, they’ll think like them as well. With EA SPORTS Hockey IQ the players are now fully aware  of every other player on the ice. This results in quicker, smarter and more true-to-life decision-making. The A.I. system has been completely overhauled, delivering the deepest and most customizable set of real-world hockey systems and strategies in the franchise’s history. 


It wouldn’t be an NHL game if we didn’t give a little love to the goalies. This year, the goalies are the most athletic ever seen in a video game. In the first period or with the game on the line, your favorite netminders scramble with more versatility and anticipate more with Complete Limb Movement.


Hockey Ultimate Team

One major part of the NHL franchise is Hockey Ultimate Team, and it’s back with updates that will appeal to both new players and seasoned vets alike. For the first time in HUT history you can create a fantasy team without restrictions of career lengths or a salary cap. 


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