Hockey returns to Xbox 360 next week with NHL 14
, and EA Sports has some news to share and remind you of in the final days leading up to release. First off, the Online Seasons mode is now extended into Hockey Ultimate Team this year. By winning games you climb into new divisions with harder opponents, and losing as you may have guessed bumps you down.
Another new Ultimate Team feature implemented in NHL 14
is the Auction Assistant. This will help you when using the auction house to acquire new players by displaying things like average selling prices, rarity, and availability. Never overpay for Jarome Arthur-Leigh Adekunle Tig Junior Elvis Iginla again!
Lastly, the EA Pucks currency system returns, but with a new twist. This year, you can earn Pucks in all modes of NHL 14
, not just in Ultimate Team. Your performance in Play Now or multiplayer will award you with EA Pucks which you can use to spend on Ultimate Team packs. Perhaps you’ll open a pack and get that one special player
to take you to the top.
There’s still some time left to pre-order the game, and for those that do so will receive 24 Gold HUT packs to the tune of one a week for 24 weeks. If you’re planning on picking up NHL 14 early on it’s probably best to pre-order it, don’t you say? NHL 14
releases September 10th in North America and September 13th for the rest of the world.