The cover star of NHL 17 and the new GM mode of NHL 17
NHL 17 is an upcoming ice hockey simulation video game developed by EA Canada and published by EA Sports. It will be the 26th installment in the NHL game series. This autumn the competitor between sports games must be drastic. FIFA 17, NBA 2K17 and NHL 17 is all scheduled to release in September. But it’s lucky that these games are not the same sports. And NHL and FIFA 17 are all developed by EA and keeps the high standard. It will be released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles on September 13, 2016 in North America and September 15 in Europe.
NHL 17's cover image features Russian forward Vladimir Tarasenko of the St. Louis Blues. St Louis Blues forward - and Russian international - Vladimir Tarasenko, after an open vote which featured one player from each of the eight World Cup Of Hockey 2016 teams. Tarasenko’s path to victory took him past Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning in round one, the previously mentioned Stars skipper Jamie Benn in the semi-final, and finally San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski in the final. It’s his first appearance on the NHL series’ cover.
The game also features several game modes, including Hockey Ultimate Team (HUT), a trading card-based team building mode, the fan-favorite EA Sports Hockey League, an online co-operative play mode, and a revamped version of "Be a GM", a simulation mode where the player acts as a team's general manager, titled "Franchise Mode", which now features team owners. But be a GM mode is now something else entirely. Be A GM mode – you’ve been relegated to a permanent base outside of the virtual arena, and replaced with an all-encompassing franchise mode. You’re now given full control of every aspect of your team, with owner goals to adhere to (primary, secondary, and stretch goals) and the ability to tweak the cost of tickets, merchandise, stadium parking and so on.
Arenas can be customised and improved, and if you get fed up with the one you’re currently in you can relocate to one of 19 other cities – and design your own uniforms in the hope of winning over your new fanbase. Oh, to have that option in FIFA 17. The good news is that a beta for NHL 17 existed but you should notice that it ran from July 28 to August 4 on PS4 and Xbox One, and was the only means of getting early access to the game. Hockey Ultimate Team, EA Sports Hockey League, and Online Versus were the three modes featured in this early version of NHL 17.