Built with more input from our fans than ever before, NHL 16 steps onto the ice to deliver ways to compete as a team, new features across the most played single-player modes, gameplay innovation at every position on the ice and an unrivalled game day atmosphere.
Hockey is a sport that comes to life in a competitive team-based gameplay experience. Whether it's through speed, skill, or physicality, every player makes an impact on the ice no matter what position they play or their role on the team. So grab some friends and jump into either 6 v. 6 Online Team Play, Online Couch Co-op, or the reimagined EA SPORTS Hockey League and prove that great individuals can't beat a great team.
Whether you're an armchair GM, want to live out your NHL pro fantasy, or build your ultimate dream team, NHL 16 will deliver a single-player game mode for every type of hockey fan - each with new features that you've never seen in EA SPORTS NHL.
Whether you play as a forward, defenseman or goalie, NHL 16 delivers a balanced gameplay experience that makes every position on the ice meaningful to team success. With gameplay innovation on offense and defense, players have new tools to not only score goals, but to prevent them as well.
Finally, NHL 16 brings the game to life with distinct arena atmospheres, the most realistic players yet, and a story-driven commentary package to pull you into the energy of the game like never before.
- New ways to compete as a Team: Online team mode has been reimagined and lets you choose specialized player classes to deliver a balanced competitive experience on the ice. Or you can choose 6 v 6 play online with up to twelve skaters including user controlled goalies. Or for the perfect way to play when you and your friends want to play some drop-in hockey, co-op mode makes it easy.
- A way to play for every hockey fan: Play as a GM, a Pro or Single player seasons with improved player management. Whether you're new to the NHL series and looking for pointers or are a grizzled veteran trying to perfect your game, this new training tool will help sharpen your offensive and defensive skills no matter your talent level.
- Complete control from every position: Utilise a new skating tool that allows you to make refined movements with your skater in any situation. New puck pickups result in smoother transitions when receiving the puck no matter what your position, giving you more time and control to make your next move.
- Unrivalled Game day authenticity: Enhanced facial features and new equipment details synonymous with the league's top players adds another layer of player authenticity. Use these new equipment elements to customse your own created character giving them a unique look, from custom stick tape, coloured skate laces, tinted visors, and more. Arena authenticity gets even better with the inclusion of authentic arena effects and props including team specific celebrations, mascots, chants, and even signature props like the Lighthouse at the Xcel Energy Center in Minnesota.