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NHL 18 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One available worldwide

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EA Sports' NHL 18 recently had a worldwide launch. The game was released with a bunch of new features. The new campaign mode can be played both offline and in co-op.

Electronic Arts' NHL 18 launched today. The new game includes a new feature called Creative Attack controls as well as an all-new Defensive Skill Stick, Creative A.I. and a 3-on-3 gameplay experience.

NHL Threes mode is a new addition to the series and NHL 18 now offers "over-the-top 3-on-3 hockey action complete with unique arenas and new commentary". The arcade-inspired mode is said to feature faster gameplay, bigger hits and high-scoring action that can be experienced through casual co-op and fully competitive online team play.

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The new NHL Threes Campaign Mode can be played offline or in co-op with a friend. In this mode, players compete against different teams and leagues in a circuit-style gameplay. Objective-based rewards can be unlocked as the players progress through the campaign.

"There’s a generational shift happening in the NHL right now where younger players like Connor McDavid are bringing more speed, skill and creativity to the game than we’ve ever seen before," said Sean Ramjagsingh, Sr. Producer, NHL 18. "We’re so excited to bring that to life in NHL 18 with features that reflect that new NHL like insane skill moves and faster, 3-on-3 hockey."

The new Creative Attack moves include:

  • offense, creative dekes include between-the-legs moves, one-handed dekes, and the ability to branch moves together for quick decision making.
  • defense, the Defensive Skill Stick gives players full control of their stick to take away passing lanes, deflect shots and poke the puck away. The tool allows players to counter attacks with poke check targeting, extended poles, and controlled stick sweeps to cover zones of the ice.

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The newly available game has also expanded on the Franchise Mode. That means they've included a new Expansion Draft feature that lets players reshape the entire NHL by adding and drafting a 32nd team.

According to the press release, you "start with a hometown for the 32nd team from cities across North America and Europe, then use the Creation Zone to choose an arena, design a uniform and a logo, and for the first time ever - design their very own custom mascot. Players can also use NHL Expansion Draft™ to experience the Las Vegas Knights first, complete with authentic rosters, uniforms and logos."

NHL 18 is out now on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.