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NHL 17 Features

NHL 17 Features

One of the big changes that we saw with NHL 16 was a re-imagining of the game to deliver a better experience after a lackluster NHL 15 release.

The development team stripped the game down to focus on the core gameplay and left some users missing modes that they loved.

The first look at NHL 17 features we do learn that there are new NHL 17 game modes, including fan favorites. 

The trailer above walks through changes including clutch saves, battling for space in clutch seconds. There are focuses to improve gameplay with "deeper and more customizable experiences," in popular modes. You can shape your franchise, play international games, re-write history, play online and play local. 

The official NHL 17 features list includes the GM mode with control of an entire franchise including unique team owners. You'll control personnel, ticket prices, marketing, arena upgrades and more as you lead your team. 

The video above outlines what's new in the NHL 17 Hockey Ultimate Team mode that now relies on synergy.  

NHL 17 Draft Champions mode arrives, bringing a favorite from Madden to the ice. This lets you perform a fantasy draft and then play though several games with this team. It's faster than Ultimate Team, but still offers the fun of fantasy and fielding your own team. 

There is now a World Cup of Hockey mode that allows you to play in a International Tournament with official World Cup of Hockey teams, gear and players. 

On top of new game modes, you goalie will deliver a better performance with better poisitional awareness, reactionary save intelligence and Net Battles. The new reactionary save intelligence delivers more true-to-life saves. The Net Battles include tiw ups, stick play and player vs player battles for the puck. When you do score, there are new celebration options. New physics and improved control allow for better puck control, passing and hits. 

There is also a new training mode that will help you become a better player with in game cues and tips to help you understand how to perform actions and when to use them. 

 

10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Jennifer Bellini

    04/26/2016 at 2:40 pm

    Hopefully there will be NHL 17 on mobile in all version as the game mirror image to NHL 13 on XBOX 360/PS3 w/ updated roster and commentary. Gameplay can be similar to FIFA 14 mobile.

  2. Terriepope

    04/27/2016 at 6:38 am

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  3. tthefilthy1

    05/29/2016 at 9:39 am

    I really hope that they add in the trade in request option in this year’s game mode “be a pro”..pretty sure that is what most players get the game for..they had the option on nhl 14…do not understand how a “next gen” game could have less details..anyway hope you they worked on that game mode!!!!!

  4. Jason

    06/08/2016 at 11:36 am

    I hope it’s released by the start of the world cup of hockey…

  5. jacquelinecollins786

    07/28/2016 at 10:45 pm

    when i looked at the figure of 8756 d .Than I have no other choice but to accept , what i ssaw .wr. They have been doing this for a year and get ride of their debts.. Yesterday they purchased new Aston Martin ………..23s
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  6. Lorna

    08/23/2016 at 3:21 pm

    Not Pavelski? Shame!!!!

  7. Mason

    08/25/2016 at 9:17 am

    Solid video, still the skating engine in this game is awful and when you run a 1-2-2 blue line forecheck, the D men always get caught skating up the ice and your left with breakaways and 2 on 1’s all game long. Sometimes seems like players pivoting to turn is equivalent to a Mac truck making a u-turn on the highway, and lets not mention receiving the puck at the blue line as a D-man and trying to pivot and back skate to take a clapper when a lane opens up. Would really like to see the short-side glitch goal in the slot go away, and hopefully the skating in circles in the slot until a lane opens for a one-timer on the far side goes away. Ruins the integrity of the game for those who like to score in all facets and for those who understand how to play the game of hockey, as opposed to arcade style gaming for people who know nothing about the sport and score/attempt to score the same way all game long.

  8. Justin Peevers

    09/12/2016 at 9:21 am

    Hi-Tech Game Traders in Saskatoon, Sk has midnight launch planned for both locations.

  9. Eric Moitoso

    09/12/2016 at 11:48 pm

    Man if I had a nickel for every time I said to myself, “I wish I was in Saskatoon. “

  10. nugget

    04/29/2017 at 10:21 am

    i can understand why not for 360, but no pc version is bonkers

    guess im stuck with 16, weak.

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