EA Announces Release Of Official NHL 14 Demo

In another press release today, Electronic Arts has announced that they have released the official game demo for their upcoming hockey video game, NHL 14. The demo will include three modes and is available in North America on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network.

The three modes that the game include are called;

Play Now, which tosses the player into the third quarter of a Bruins/Blackhawks game.

NHL 94 Anniversary Mode, which involves the same teams but offers retro style controls and presentation as a nod to hockey video games of the past.

Hockey Ultimate Team Tournament, a mode that allows you to build manage and compete in Hockey Ultimate Team.

NHL 14 is available for preorder now and has a release date set for September 10th, 2013.

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced that the official game demo for the award winning EA SPORTSNHL14 is available for download today in North America on Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network. Powered by a generation of the best EA SPORTS technology, NHL 14 delivers hockey at its finest with big hits, real fights, unbelievable speed and skill. The NHL 14 demo features three modes: the NHL 94Anniversary Mode, Play Now, and Hockey Ultimate Team (HUT). The NHL 14 demo is available for download in Europe on Xbox LIVE today and tomorrow, August 21, on PlayStation Network.

Watch the NHL 14 Demo Trailer.

The NHL14 demo includes:

Play Now - Powered by a generation of EA SPORTS innovation,NHL 14 is hockey at its best. In the NHL 14 demo, players jump into the third period of a game and play as either the Boston Bruins or the Chicago Blackhawks to experience the speed, skill and aggression of the two teams from the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals.

NHL 94 Anniversary Mode - Players will have a chance to experience a heated third period between the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks in theNHL 94 Anniversary Mode. Featuring big goals and even bigger hits, the mode offers nods to its hockey video gaming roots through classic button controls, a retro presentation style including blue ice, classic star-shaped player indicators, organ music and much more.

Hockey Ultimate Team Tournament - Build, manage and compete in Hockey Ultimate Team (HUT) to create a fantasy team without boundaries. HUT in NHL 14 introduces all new features including online seasons and an auction assistant. In the NHL 14 demo, take part in a mini tournament against the Halifax Mooseheads, Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks and Team Canada.

Gamers looking for an edge on the ice can preorder* NHL 14 now.

NHL 14 Pre-Order Offers**

Kick start the Hockey Ultimate Team experience with the EA SPORTS Ultimate Pass, available to everyone who pre-orders* EA SPORTS NHL 14. Hockey Ultimate Team is the fastest growing game mode in the NHL franchise, where over 800,000 users have created teams and more than 20 million games have been played.**

In addition to the EA SPORTS Ultimate Pass, each North American retailer will have a unique pre-order* offer:


  • Official Goalie Player Pack*** - featuring goalie boost items.

GameStop\EB Games

  • Philadelphia Winter Classic Venue - for your Hockey Ultimate Team, plus Philadelphia and New York Winter Classic Jerseys.
  • BAUER Player Pack (GameStop Only) - featuring exclusive custom equipment and boost items for your Be A Pro and EASHL created skaters. Give your Pro's that extra edge.

Best Buy/FutureShop

  • Official Easton Player Pack***- featuring custom Easton equipment, and boost items.


  • Official Warrior Player Pack***- featuring custom Warrior equipment, and boost items.
  • Official CCM Player Pack***- featuring custom CCM equipment, and boost items.

Full details on NHL 14 global pre-order offers can be found here.