EA Sports released a new teaser trailer this morning for NHL 18. The trailer doesn’t contain much gameplay but there is a brief clip featuring Mitch Marner from the Toronto Maple Leafs. It looks like mouth guards were added into the game, perhaps a visual upgrade, and the trailer hints at growing up playing hockey — which could be a tease of something new with Be A Pro.
The Narration says as follows: “When you grow up playing hockey, they teach you a lot of things: Get the puck deep. Finish your checks. Make the simple plays… But where’s the fun in that?”
It is possible this could also indicate the series may tend to lean into a more high flying/arcade version of hockey, but it could just be lip service to making a sim seem even more exciting. Really there’s no way to know just yet on that.
Regardless, we’ll be keeping an eye on things as we expect much more information from EA on NHL soon! There will be a full reveal of NHL 18 details on June 21 at the NHL Awards.