EA Sports has given a look at the gameplay features of NHL 18 including “Creative Attack Dekes, Defensive Skill Stick, and Creative AI.” If you hadn’t kept up on the ice hockey title, this years cover star is the Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid.
Check out the gameplay features trailer below:
On offense, all-new creative dekes include between-the-legs shooting, one-handed dekes, back-handed toe-drags and much more – including the ability to branch moves together for moment-to-moment decision making. On defense, the all-new Defensive Skill Stick gives you the tools to counter attacks with poke check targeting, extended pokes, and controlled stick sweeps to cover zones of the ice and take away lanes. New Creative A.I. also means your teammates leverage all the same creative tools as you for beautiful, intelligent decision-making all over the ice, including board passes and through-passing into space.
NHL 18 launches for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on the 15th September 2017 if you pick up the Young Stars Edition you can start playing on the 11th September if you get the Standard Edition.
EA Access subscribers on Xbox One can also start their Play First Trial starting on the 7th September.