NHL® 18 introduces 3-on-3 hockey in two bold new ways. First, NHL® THREES is an arcade-inspired experience with fast-paced, over-the-top action that features faster gameplay, bigger hits and high-scoring action. Players can choose modes between fast-fun couch co-op and fully competitive online team play, or dive into the new NHL® THREES circuit-style Campaign Mode to compete against different teams and leagues in a circuit-style journey where they can unlock objective-based rewards as they progress through the campaign. Second, NHL® 18 adds an authentic 3-on-3 online team play option to the fan-favorite EA SPORTS Hockey League mode, allowing for more open ice and strategic, risk-vs-reward multiplayer competition.Additional features include the new Expansion Draft coming to Franchise Mode, Hockey Ultimate Team™ Solo Challenges, and a new Hockey Training Camp designed to ensure players have immediate success on the ice, and much more. NHL® 18 is also making it easier than ever to play with or against friends, creating more than 64 ways to team up and play on the couch or online, and bringing co-op play to more modes including Hockey Ultimate Team™, Online Vs. and NHL® THREES. See the full feature set here. NHL® 18 is available worldwide on September 15, 2017 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Starting today, players can pre-order the EA SPORTS NHL® 18 Young Stars Edition* and EA SPORTS NHL® 18 Young Stars Deluxe Edition*, which each include three days early access to the full game starting September 12 th and Connor McDavid content, including a Connor McDavid Rookie HUT item, a Connor McDavid celebration, and a custom HUT jersey designed by adidas and Connor McDavid. The Young Stars Edition also features 20 Gold Plus Packs for Hockey Ultimate Team and a Rookie HUT item from a team of the player's choice. The EA SPORTS NHL® 18 Young Stars Deluxe Edition includes all these perks plus an additional 20 Gold Plus Packs for Hockey Ultimate Team. For more details and to pre-order now, visit www.easports.com/nhl/buy. In addition to this, EA Access members can play for up to 10 hours starting September 7 th with the EA Access Play First Trial.** About Electronic Arts Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers. EA has more than 300 million registered players around the world.
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