[edit] Background

Featuring the biggest franchise innovation in six years, NHL 13 delivers a revamped gameplay experience that accurately captures the speed, creativity and strategy of today’s NHL. Headlined by all-new True Performance Skating and supported by EA SPORTS Hockey I.Q., NHL 13 will also deliver new experiences that connect hockey fans to their friends and the real world of hockey through the all-new GM Connected and NHL Moments Live game modes. With core gameplay innovation, connected experiences and the deepest feature set ever in an EA SPORTS NHL title, NHL 13 is truly the definitive hockey experience.

[edit] Game Play

Driven by real-world physics and more than 1,000 new gameplay animations, NHL 13 authentically replicates the explosiveness, momentum, and top-end speed of NHL players. Adding a whole new layer of creativity for players to discover on the ice combined with control offered by the Skill Stick finally gives gamers access to the entire toolset of an NHL player.

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  • EA SPORTS Hockey IQ
    A completely overhauled A.I. system, players are now fully aware of every other player on the ice, resulting in quicker, smarter and more true-to-life decision-making. EA SPORTS Hockey IQ also delivers the deepest and most customizable set of real-world hockey systems and strategies ever for the franchise.
  • Goalies
    NHL 13 now features the most athletic goalies ever seen in a video game. In the first period or with the game on the line, your favorite netminders scramble with more versatility and anticipate like never before.
  • GM Connected
    The franchise’s most popular mode goes connected allowing gamers to manage, play, or coach with and against friends in their own 30 team human controlled league. GM’s can also take their experience with them with a mobile companion app, ensuring that they’ll never miss a single moment.
  • Be a Pro/EASHL
    Be a Pro and the EA SPORTS Hockey League return, with improved matchmaking, EASHL Club Captaincy.
  • Team First Presentation
    Featuring the ability to customize your NHL 13 experience based on your team and refined on-ice presentation, NHL 13 delivers the most authentic-looking NHL hockey experience to-date.
  • NHL Moments Live
    Rewrite or relive history as gamer’s replay some of the most thrilling moments from today’s NHL. From Gagner’s historic eight-point night to Crosby’s epic return from injury to new moments added when available, gamers will be continuously challenged to see if they have what it takes to play like a star.
  • Hockey Ultimate Team
    Combining the fun of NHL 13 while adding in elements of managing, trading and collecting of hockey players to form the Ultimate Team. Featuring a revamped design, improved reward system and an exciting new playoff format, this is your chance to create the Ultimate Team.

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September 2012 NPD Number Crunch: Madden NFL 13 tops charts ahead of Borderlands 2, FIFA 13

It was a good month for EA, but even top sellers couldn't pull industry out of decline

Oct 12, 2012, by Leo Chan | 1 comment
NHL '13 demo now live

Try out the latest improvements

Aug 21, 2012, by Sean Ridgeley | 1 comment
NHL 13 video goes over GM Connected features

Including online play

Jul 30, 2012, by Sean Ridgeley | 0 comments
NHL 13 video explains improved goalie AI

Not all talk

Jul 10, 2012, by Sean Ridgeley | 0 comments
NHL 13 trailer shows off new goalie features

See 'Goalie Anticipation' and complete limb movement in action

Jul 05, 2012, by Sean Ridgeley | 0 comments

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