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NHL 20 Trailer, Screenshots & Fact Sheet - Release Date September 13, 3 Days Earlier if you Pre-Order Deluxe or Ultimate Edition

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NHL 20 Trailer, Screenshots & Fact Sheet - Release Date September 13, 3 Days Earlier if you Pre-Order Deluxe or Ultimate Edition

EA Sports has released the first NHL 20 trailer of the season, along with some screenshots and a fact sheet. Check out all of the details below.

  • NHL 20 introduces cutting-edge gameplay innovation to showcase your skills, more customization to unlock your style, and new modes to compete with friends.
  • RPM Tech-powered gameplay introduces Signature Shots that replicate your favorite NHL players’ real-world shot styles. Over 45 new shot animations make every attack a threat, and new passing and puck pick-ups create faster, fluid gameplay executed at full speed.
  • A revamped broadcast package delivers all-new visuals and commentary. Combined with over 1,100 new customization items for your club and character, your biggest goals look incredible during the action and in the highlight reel.
  • Finally, NHL 20 adds three new game modes. HUT Squad Battles features weekly teams, built by athletes and artists, to challenge for unique rewards. The fan-favorite ONES can now be played with friends on the couch, and the all-new Eliminator mode in World of CHEL introduces winner-take-all competition where you and your friends compete to be the best in the barn.

Speed and Shooting Fueled by RPM Tech

  • NHL 20 introduces the next major innovation in RPM Tech -powered gameplay with Superstar Signature Shots. Your favorite NHL stars now look and feel truly authentic with the trademark shooting-styles you recognize from the real world. Additionally, over 45 new contextual shot animations make shooting more lifelike as players use new tools to get the puck on net.
  • RPM Tech also more speed to gameplay through revamped animation blending that allows players to execute shots, passes, and puck pickups without slowing a skater’s pace; creating faster, more skilled and more fluid plays up and down the ice.
  • Finally, new goaltender A.I. includes full offensive threat analysis, allowing goalies to read the positioning and threat level of every attack before actively controlling rebounds and redirecting pucks away from danger.

A New Generation of Hockey Broadcasting

  • A revamped broadcast package delivers fresh new play-by-play and color commentary to NHL 20, paired with overhauled scoreboards, overlays and motion graphics; all built to put you at the center of the game’s biggest moments. See your most memorable plays come to life in new Play Of The Game highlights designed to put your best skills on a pedestal for your teammates and your opponents.

New Mode and Icons in Hockey Ultimate Team

  • Hockey Ultimate Team introduces a new way to play in Squad Battles, the fan-favorite mode from EA SPORTS FIFA that allows you to compete and earn big rewards in offline battles. New opponents are refreshed every day, including weekly Featured Squads assembled by NHL players, hot musical artists, hockey influencers, and superstar athletes from other major sports.
  • Squad Battles introduces a brand new way to compete, earn and collect your dream team as you take on the best teams assembled by the biggest names in sports and entertainment. Hockey Ultimate Team also welcomes a new roster of playable hockey Icons, bringing the total number of collectible and playable Icons to over 400.

New Ways to Play With Friends

  • NHL 20 adds an all-new competitive game mode: Eliminator. Inspired by the winner-take-all competition in battle royale, Eliminator is a new way to compete in NHL ONES and NHL THREES that pits 81 players against each other in a survival tournament bracket to be crowned the ultimate winner. Compete solo in ONES Eliminator, or squad up with friends in THREES Eliminator as you attempt to win four back-to-back elimination rounds against increasingly competitive opponents for ultimate bragging rights.
  • Also new to NHL 20, last year’s fan-favorite outdoor free-for-all mode, ONES, is now available to play in local multiplayer. You and two friends can select from an elite roster of your favorite NHL players, each with a unique class-based playstyle, and compete on eight outdoor ponds from the comfort of your couch in the ultimate party mode.

An Ever Expanding World of CHEL

  • New to World of CHEL are CHEL Challenges, weekly in-game events across all of your favorite modes that unlock unique customization rewards, character XP and more. Adding to the robust character customization options introduced in NHL 19, World of CHEL now offers over 2,000 unique customization items to craft your look and your playstyle – from gear and equipment, to lifestyle apparel from hockey’s biggest brands. Four new outdoor locations bring the game to never-before-seen ponds in remote wilderness and city landmarks inspired by iconic locations.

NHL 20 is available on September 13, 2019 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Be among the first to experience the new modes and innovations, unlocking the full game three days early on September 10, 2019 when you pre-order* the NHL 20 Deluxe Edition or NHL 20 Ultimate Edition. EA Access** members can experience the game first during the Play First Trial starting on September 5, 2019 and receive a 10% discount when purchasing the full game.

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  1. Feels like their gameplay "innovations" are constantly just buzzwords that rarely appear in game.
    This fact sheet doesn't really do anything for me, but I really enjoyed NHL19 so I am looking forward to NHL20 if the gameplay continues to improve.
    Anything they can do to make great players feel different is a good move.
    Looks like I'll skip another year.
    Not sure they worked on Franchise and Be a pro modes.
    Not a single word on those modes anyway
    I may have bought my last EA Sports game.
    End of an era I guess.
    snc237
    Always nice to hear development in the goaltender front.*

    I feel like every year has some mention of goalie improvements, yet I still remember the same frustrating issues year after year with goalies.
    But, here's hoping NHL 20 is the time the goalies finally meet The Wizard and get that brain.
    Other than the screenshot for the new broadcasting saying St. Louis, MI instead of MO for Missouri :) .. I'm excited about these features.
    Speed and Shooting Fueled by RPM Tech
    NHL® 20 introduces the next major innovation in RPM Tech-powered gameplay with Superstar Signature Shots. Your favorite NHL stars now look and feel truly authentic with the trademark shooting-styles you recognize from the real world. Additionally, over 45 new contextual shot animations make shooting more lifelike as players use new tools to get the puck on net.
    RPM Tech also ignites more speed to gameplay through revamped animation blending that allows players to execute shots, passes, and puck pickups without slowing a skater’s pace; creating faster, more skilled and more fluid plays up and down the ice.
    Finally, new goaltender A.I. includes full offensive threat analysis, allowing goalies to read the positioning and threat level of every attack before actively controlling rebounds and redirecting pucks away from danger.

    A New Generation of Hockey Broadcasting
    A revamped broadcast package delivers fresh new play-by-play and color commentary to NHL 20, paired with overhauled scoreboards, overlays and motion graphics; all built to put you at the center of the game’s biggest moments. See your most memorable plays come to life in new Play Of The Game highlights designed to put your best skills on a pedestal for your teammates and your opponents.

    Hopefully there is more, maybe some tweaks to franchise mode but faster, more fluid game play, new goaltender AI and a revamp on commentary and presentation has me more excited than I thought I would be.
    EDIT: and these additions from Game Informer
    https://www.gameinformer.com/preview/2019/06/19/breaking-down-the-16-biggest-changes-coming-to-nhl-20
    The Coaching Carousel Comes To NHL
    NHL general managers have legendarily itchy trigger fingers when it comes to canning coaches. Hell, after a slow start this year the Blues fired Mike Yeo and went on to win the Stanley Cup, so who can argue with the results? This dynamic comes to franchise mode for the first time with the introduction of coach carousels. As a GM, you control the fate of eight different coaches in your organization – four in the NHL and four in the AHL. Sadly, none of them are licensed, so don’t expect to see red-faced Bruce Boudreau screaming at players or the Q Stache patrolling the Panthers bench. Instead, EA created 300 different fictitious coaches, all with unique attributes, specialties, and schemes. The coaches affect the morale and performance of your players, and you can have conversations with them over the course of the season to promise or deny them that coveted upgrade they seek for the roster. Like with the scouting system last year (which returns), former players can transition into coaching over time.

    A New Line Chemistry System
    After years of experimenting with line chemistry in the early aughts, a while back EA pulled the feature altogether. This year it returns with the inclusion of coaches. In NHL 20, every line is rated on how well it fits your coach’s scheme. Have too many poor fits? Perhaps it’s time to exercise that trigger finger and fire the coach rather than make a flurry of trades.

    NHL 20 Finally Adds A Trade Finder!
    If you do decide to trade some players with low chemistry, you’ve got an exciting new tool in NHL 20 that we’ve been requesting for years. Taking another page out of NBA 2K (do you sense the trend here? It’s a good one), NHL 20 features a trade finder. Instead of fighting repeatedly with finicky general managers, now you can put players on the trade block and immediately see a selection of counterproposals. You can accept, decline, or modify these trades right from the menu, which should help lower the friction to midseason roster improvement.
    I am very happy , with all of this, NHL 20 is best years of NHL gaming, I think this is the year that took everyone by susprised, watch this everyone will be angry and then they play they will get sucked into it so fast, soon I will hear NHL 20 is hidden gem and best NHL games for us offline gamers.
    :D
    now lets make sum history.
    Coaching carousel, line chemistry and a trade finder were some of my most anticipated possible addictions. Awesome.
    And former players can become scouts and coaches? Hell yeah. Goalie improvements, new broadcast guys who (sounds like) have a ton more lines? This is a huge list of additions for a smaller dev team, and I'm not even talking about their "back of the box" features coming to gameplay itself.
    So they lost they gave up the one of the few last authentic thing NBC license, how is that a good thing?
    As for the other announcements. You guys know me already, I didn't expect much, but this is just embarrassing. It's sad how far the game can get in few years... in a wrong direction.
    This hockey game now is looking more like basketball, not sure how/why they did it meh
    I'm seriously angry now
    A decent start and some good additions. I'd like to see you able to advance days while in contract negotiations from the contracts screen in the off season. Gets a bit tedious having to leave the menu to advance the day. Only because the menu just feels slow. I'd also LOVE to be able to have the option to edit rosters in GM mode. Would be nice to have control over editing rosters across the league.  
    Trade finder is huge for me as is coaches. We'll see if the goalie animations make any difference. 
    One thing I'd love to see but fear I never will. I don't like when a game gives visuals of championship banners, yet doesn't allow you to add to them. I'd love to someday see a game where it shows the titles you win in the rafters. I only say that because it's a bit off putting to be 15 years down the road in a franchise mode and to have won titles to just see the years they won the titles hanging and nothing new. It's an insane gripe, but maybe someone else out there feels the same way?
    Tons of rambling. I'm a bit disappointed with where NHL/Madden is and am hoping EA does something at some point to make these franchise modes more fun. 19 I had some fun with, it's just still very bare bones on what it could be compared to other sports games. 
    DJ NEO
    So they lost they gave up the one of the few last authentic thing NBC license, how is that a good thing?
    As for the other announcements. You guys know me already, I didn't expect much, but this is just embarrassing. It's sad how far the game can get in few years... in a wrong direction.
    This hockey game now is looking more like basketball, not sure how/why they did it meh
    I'm seriously angry now

    Personally, I don't think you need NBC to have good presentation. You can have generic non-affiliated presentation that's still good and looks nice. If anything you could argue that going the generic route lets you spend more on other things, and going with someone like Ferraro still gets you a great TV personality from hockey.
    That said...I'm forced to wonder if any savings from not being with NBC were then immediately lost to get things like Drake and Chance the Rapper commentary, along with Don Cherry...unless all of them just happen to love EA's NHL so much they're willing to donate their time and likenesses for free.
    stooge 1010
    I just hope there is neutral zone pressure
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    My goal this whole year was to develop a strategy/slider set that allowed for that without the AI being over-aggressive and allowing me to kill them with area passes. I play in "play now" mode and keep track of my custom season results in Excel. The strategies that I've been using for the AI controlled team to get some sort of neutral zone pressure is:
    forecheck: 1-2-2 Passive
    Neutral Zone: 1-2-2 Red
    NZ/FC bias: 2/6
    Offensive pressure: Standard
    Defensive pressure: Normal
    I then make sure all of the defensive pairings are 2/10 on the hold line/pinch slider as I feel the CPU gives up way too may odd-man rushes if their D are constantly pinching, as their forwards don't recognize and cover the pinch as humans would.
    I run a modified version of Tito's slider set. I'd suggest starting there as the looser puck his set creates really adds on difficulty for the user to always be able to beat the CPU "pressure." You actually feel like you need to move the puck which is a nice change of pace.
    testorz
    I'm sorry but the pricing for these different versions of sports games is utterly ridiculous.

    They should release an offline edition without ultimate team and all the other useless online modes and price it $ 15.00, that is the only price i pay for the game in the state this serie is.
    ttrobbins84
    One thing I'd love to see but fear I never will. I don't like when a game gives visuals of championship banners, yet doesn't allow you to add to them. I'd love to someday see a game where it shows the titles you win in the rafters. I only say that because it's a bit off putting to be 15 years down the road in a franchise mode and to have won titles to just see the years they won the titles hanging and nothing new. It's an insane gripe, but maybe someone else out there feels the same way?
    Tons of rambling.*

    What's funny is that this WAS a feature that was in the game years ago in the PS2 days, however, they took it out....so it wouldn't even really be "new".
    If there was roster share, they would have announced it already. It's the single most requested feature in the NHL franchise. They don't care about you. But here's Drake to provide commentary for some dag gone reason.
    And I don't even know who Drake is I'm way old school lol just let us have roster share and they could have Alanis Morriset announce I'd be ok with that at least I know who she is
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