EA Sports NHL 15 starts a new generation of hockey videogames this fall

Rejoice hockey fans.  As we hit the middle of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Electronic Arts Inc has made the season a little more exciting.  Announced today, EA SPORTS NHL 15 will be the first title in a new generation of hockey video games that boldly changes everything you know about the award winning franchise.

In a move to take video game hockey to the next level, real-world physics have been extended to all 12 players on the ice and the puck itself to allow you to experience the hard hitting chaos and unpredictability of real life hockey.  All new authentic player modelling and an evolved arsenal of tools, including the Superstar Skill Stick and Vision AI that allow for an unprecedented level of control and elevated player intelligence, will let you look, move, play and think like a real hockey player.

You will be totally amazed as you take in the emotion of every play and immerse yourself in authentic arenas across the NHL.  EA has upped the ante to present the most authentic hockey experience ever by creating a crowd with 9,000 dynamic and individual fan models, the most ever in a sports video game.  To wrap everything up in a nice bow, you will have the pleasure of witnessing the most realistic broadcast package to date, as NHL 15 overhauls the look of the game with the new NBC Sports Game Day Presentation featuring the commentary team of Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick and Eddie Olczy with TSN analyst Ray Ferraro providing insights at ice level.

If you are a hockey fan, EA has found a way to let you get involved in choosing who gets to grace the cover of NHL 15.  Starting today, in partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA), you can help decide the face of a new generation of hockey video games with the launch of the EA SPORTS NHL 15 Cover Vote Campaign on NHL.com/CoverVote. Fans worldwide are encouraged to visit NHL.com to vote from a pool of eight superstars as often as possible to ensure their favorite player advances through the weekly elimination rounds.

From the ice, to the fans, to the presentation, NHL 15 brings to life the sights, sounds and feel of the fastest team sport on the planet like no other game before.

NHL 15 will hit stores worldwide this fall for PS4, PS3, XBO and Xbox 360.