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NHL 23 Arena Screenshots - Presentation Trailer Arrives September 15

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NHL 23 Arena Screenshots - Presentation Trailer Arrives September 15

EA Sports shared some NHL 23 arena screenshots today featuring updated views from Madison Square Garden, Ball Arena, Rogers Arena and Scotiabank Arena.

The team plans to release their presentation trailer on September 15 at 11:00 AM ET. Fans will want to tune into the official YouTube channel around that time.

NHL 23 releases on October 14 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The EA Play NHL 23 trial is scheduled to arrive on October 11.

The NHL 23 X-Factor Edition arrives three days earlier and will include the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 or Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S versions of the game. It also comes with the following items:

  • 4600 NHL Points
  • One HUT X-Factor Player Choice Pack
  • HUT X-Factor Power-Up Starter Pack
  • X-Factor Women’s HUT Choice Pack
  • Five World of Chel X-Factor Zone Ability Unlocks
  • Two Be A Pro X-Factor Slot Unlocks
  • XP Boost and Bonus Trait Points
  • Signed Sarah Nurse World of Chel Jersey

NHL 23 brings fans new levels of authenticity with gameplay improvements that include over 500 new last chance playmaking animations, living arenas and atmosphere, deep franchise-mode customization and new ways to play HUT, including the addition of IIHF Women’s National Teams in HUT, allowing the best women’s and men’s players in the world to compete on one lineup.

Check out our NHL 23 preview here to learn about custom franchise, gameplay changes, presentation upgrades and much more.

When it comes to my relationship with EA’s NHL series, I feel like I’ve been in a holding pattern with the series for multiple years at this point. I’m waiting for something that truly rekindles the joy I had when I originally played in the EASHL all the way back in NHL 09. I coasted on that happiness for years, and I would say in general my enjoyment of the series peaked with the series around NHL 14. At that point, NHL was the most played sports game in my library, but since that time it’s ended up being more of a secondary title for me in my personal rankings. I never generally hate the game or anything like that, but it’s also not something that sticks with me in the same way. I say all this to frame how I came into EA’s first presentation for NHL 23. I got to hear from the devs (no hands-on time as of yet) and see what their general philosophy is for this year, so let’s go through that here with this NHL 23 preview.

 

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  1. I love the look of MSG but I wish they would actually put the real AHL and ECHL Arenas in there as well . It takes away from the presentation of the game if I have to play in a arena that looks just like the arena I played in the last game
    LoadStar81
    So, in less than twelve hours, most of us will know if this is "Wait for sale" or "hard pass."

    That embarrassing Q&A from about a week ago pushed this into Black Friday territory for me. I'm intrigued to see how they spin this stuff as groundbreaking though
    Sauce12
    So they still have an old build of MSG? Sigh...

    It’s the new build, they just didn’t add in the bridges. Everything else is accurate.
    The good: Stanley Cup celebration is now interactive, with commentary support. Also included, a followup closeup of the Cup, with the engraving.
    Hat tricks are getting an overhaul, and objects other than hats are in, so teddy bear tosses and rat tricks are now a thing. (Hey, I'm a Caps fan, and Hershey has its traditions, too.)
    Crowds booing the ref, and getting vociferous if the differential gets one-sided. Sounds cool on paper, at least.
    Updated overlays, which now include AR and rank change slides. Didn't expect this, but it's a nice touch.
    In-arena presentations/pregame anthems: Also unexpected, also a nice touch.
    The bad:
    Player customization remains prefab. Worse, the way they announced it was an unforced error. Rather than FINALLY announcing the customization suite that fans have been begging for, or, Plan B, not saying anything about customization at all, they opted instead to spin it as a positive, by announcing the diversity and inclusion of the different prefab elements. This would have been better left completely unannounced.
    Not a complete and total faceplant, but it will at least move this onto my "Wait for a sale" list.
    LoadStar81
    The good: Stanley Cup celebration is now interactive, with commentary support. Also included, a followup closeup of the Cup, with the engraving.
    Hat tricks are getting an overhaul, and objects other than hats are in, so teddy bear tosses and rat tricks are now a thing. (Hey, I'm a Caps fan, and Hershey has its traditions, too.)
    Crowds booing the ref, and getting vociferous if the differential gets one-sided. Sounds cool on paper, at least.
    Updated overlays, which now include AR and rank change slides. Didn't expect this, but it's a nice touch.
    In-arena presentations/pregame anthems: Also unexpected, also a nice touch.
    The bad:
    Player customization remains prefab. Worse, the way they announced it was an unforced error. Rather than FINALLY announcing the customization suite that fans have been begging for, or, Plan B, not saying anything about customization at all, they opted instead to spin it as a positive, by announcing the diversity and inclusion of the different prefab elements. This would have been better left completely unannounced.
    Not a complete and total faceplant, but it will at least move this onto my "Wait for a sale" list.

    Means this also we will have no Goalie mask creator ? The same boring masks since years ?
    God I wish NHL Legacy on the PS3 had updated rosters, arenas and sweaters...
    Next Gen hockey has been a disappointment, and it appears some of the old glitches, like endless OT's were found during open Beta...
    I had NHL Legacy playing awesome. Had every arena's custom music, it was just a fun game overall.. It's still makes me scratch my head how you can add technology, but take so much away from a game that played, sounded and looked so well for the third generation PS...
    I haven't even gotten a PS5 yet, finally got the email that I could get one last week between 11AM and 5PM on Thursday but passed. I have heard the PS5 is barely an upgrade if an upgrade at all to the PS4... I am very tempted to break out the old PS3 now. So much could be done with that system, so much more, games were better from multiple sports (hockey and golf especially). The only game that I play that I feel got an upgrade was MLB The Show, but even it has been going backwards the last year or so...
    EA needs to step up their game. I like so many of you in here have purchased EVERY NHL offering that EA has given us. I am a 50 year old gamer, and that said, we typically would rather play a Franchise, build a franchise, not play EASHL or CHEL, not play HUT and honestly even BeAPro has never intrigued me. I know it's a popular mode, as is the others, but I would be so much more happier if EA came out with two games. The NHL 23 game and a NHL legacy game that only focuses on Franchise aspects of the game including real coaches, custom arena music, weekly hot and cold streaks like other franchises do, the things that were and are stripped first to give another HUT game or CHEL mini-game that I would say the majority of us don't play.
    The Only online I would like to see in a new NHL Legacy for the PS4 would be versus mode. I don't play it often now, but may give it another try if we had all the customizations that were stripped from their first offering for the PS4...
    Obviously I know this will never happen, just kinda going on a rant because it just gets disheartening spending $65 every year to see even more Franchise Mode aspects getting stripped to cater to card collecting modes, or arcadish modes in CHEL and EASHL...

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