I’ve been a fan of NHL and video games since early as I can remember. I still have the NHL ’97 disc from Playstation as one of the first NHL games I have ever owned with my childhood chore money with John Vanbiesbrouck on the cover.
With the highly anticipated news that the NHL 19 Official reveal trailer will be released the day of the NHL awards (today, June 20th, 2018) I couldn’t wait to see what was new with the long-going series from EA. So here is the trailer and below that is my opinion and feed back.
First we hear some hip-hop music followed with some dead-serious voice over. It hints that there may be a some sort of BE A PLAYER CAREER story-mode which isn’t really new but maybe it will take a different direction we thought we were getting too with NHL 17 and NHL 18.
Next we see what every Canadien hockey lover knows best, hockey on ponds wearing their best knitted scarfs and beanies.
I would love to see a pond-hockey / outdoor hockey option just to change things up a bit.
In the quickly cut edit of this montage, the trailer reveals Gretzky, so maybe he is a playable character. I loved when they did hockey history in the early NHL 2010s where you could replay historic games. I would love to see this feature.
We see PK Subban highlights a lot in this trailer which PK confirmed via his twitter that he will be on this years game cover.
And finally the release date of yet another September video game release. This September looks like Marvel Entertainments Spider-Man and NHL 19 may be going in my shopping carts.
For more on EA NHL 19 visit https://www.easports.com/nhl