08:25 AM - July 11, 2013 by Steve_OS
To celebrate the 20th anniversary, NHL 14 will include an NHL 94 Anniversary Mode.
Built using the NHL 14 game engine, NHL 94 Anniversary Mode uses classic button controls to deliver big goals, bigger hits and spectacular speed, taking fun to a whole new level. The mode also offers nods to its hockey video gaming roots through a retro presentation style including blue ice, classic star-shaped player indicators, organ music and a few more surprises.
Recognized as one of the most popular games of its era and the title that put the NHL videogame franchise on the map, NHL 94 Anniversary Mode gives another generation of players a new way to play old school hockey.
Read more about the the NHL 94 Anniversary Mode, in the latest Gameplay Developer Diary Blog.
NHL 14 will be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 10th in North America and September 13th worldwide.
Other sites have chimed in on the news as well.
- Modernized version of ‘NHL 94′ to appear in upcoming 'NHL 14' video game (PuckDaddy)
Quote:You will be able to pull off one-touch dekes with the left trigger, the new fighting engine will be used, some of the legends included: Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Jeremy Roenick.
- NHL 14 features offline 'NHL 94 Anniversary mode' (Joystiq)
Quote:The single-game mode, which will only be available for offline play Ramjagsingh says, is built to be as "over-the-top" as the classic game. Helmets pop off players after bone-crunching hits, glass regularly breaks, and goalies can be hit. "After goals and penalties, you're going to see some interesting some retro nods to NHL 94 as well.