Attack of the Fanboy

NHL 14 Wants To Bloody Your Teeth This Fall

by William Schwartz


Granted there’s a noticeable shortage of actual game play in the reveal trailer for NHL 14, that’s no reason for hockey fans to not start refreshing their hip checks and skate punches. Those are hockey things, right? Huge sports game fan right here.

EA Sports announced this morning that their upcoming NHL title will be shipping with a few new features. Most notably: NHL Collision Physics. Which sounds suspiciously similar to a class we failed in college, but is actually just a more realistic system of knocking people out of their skates. The new physics system is based on EA’s FIFA Player Impact Engine.

EA will also be using another one of their proprietary engine, The Enforcer Engine, from their Fight Night series. The Enforcer Engine bills itself as a means to translate heft, weight, and impact while on the ice.

“We’re very proud of the history of innovation that the EA Sports NHL franchise has produced on this console generation, and this year we’re amplifying that innovation by leveraging technology from teams like FIFA and Fight Night,” Dean Richards, general manager, NHL, EA Sports said in a prepared statement. “This year fans will feel the speed, skill and aggression of NHL hockey like never before, powered by some of the best EA Sports technology to create the best game we could ever imagine.”

Let us know what you think after you watch the reveal trailer. NHL 14 drops on Sept. 10 in North America for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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