NHL 19 gets RPM and outdoor rinks; covers feature P.K. Subban and Wayne Gretzky

Posted June 20th, 2018 at 6:15 pm

EA Sports today unveiled NHL 19 during the NHL Awards broadcast and followed it up with additional details on features. While the game doesn’t appear to be transitioning to the Frostbite Engine it will instead have outdoor rinks, Real Player Motion (all of the EA Sports titles this year feature the new animation technology), and NHL ONES (1v1v1) will join the NHL THREES arcade mode that debuted last year.

Nashville Predators star defenseman P.K. Subban, who has been the subject of trade rumors already this offseason, will appear on the cover of the standard edition. Wayne Gretzky represents the Legends Edition which will include 20 HUT packs distributed over 20 weeks. NHL 19 will release on September 14 for the standard version while those who pre-order the pricier Legends or Ultimate Editions will get it on September 11.  

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