Recognize Greatness in EA SPORTSTM NHL® 21.In EA SPORTS NHL 21, it’s the most creative, inventive and fearless players that are worth celebrating. This year, you’ll be able to pull off moves inspired by the league’s most groundbreaking innovators. An expanded and redesigned Be A Pro mode makes the journey to become one of the league’s best players more immersive than ever.
GAMEPLAY & PRESENTATION
Gameplay in NHL 21 has gotten smarter, faster and a whole lot flashier.
SUPERSTAR – INSPIRED INNOVATION
Find yourself behind the net and catch the defense sleeping? Scoop up the puck and tuck it under the bar for a jaw-dropping Michigan.
SLIPS, BANKS AND CHIPS
NHL 21 revolutionizes neutral zone play with the addition of slips, banks and chips.
IMPROVED AI HOCKET IQ
AI has been optimized to make sure that your teammates can break out on their own and hit you with a pass in stride so you can keep driving to the net.
GAMESAVING GOALIE DESPERATION
Great goaltending is born out of calculated athleticism – being in the best position to make the stop, while having the athletic ability to quickly shut the door on an unexpected opportunity.
IMPROVED GOALIE CONTROL AND POSITIONING
Goaltending controls have been reworked to use the right stick for more of your movements, making user controlled goalies more fluid and tactile.
IMPROVED GOALIE POSITIONING
AI goalies are smarter when it comes to positioning — they’ll adjust and square up to the shooter’s approach angle to give themselves the best chance of making the stop.
WORLD OF CHEL
World of Chel makes it easier than ever to jump in, and play solo or connect with friends on your way to wins and rewards.
BE A PRO
A brand new Be A Pro experience gives you the chance to live the life of an NHL player, on and off the ice.
HUT is an NHL® 21 game mode that allows you to create your fantasy lineup of NHL players, alumni, and icons, and compete with them online.
OTHER GAME MODES
PLAY NOW, ONLINE VERSUS, SHOOTOUT MODE, PRACTICE MODE, CHAMPIONS HOCKEY LEAGUE, FRANCHISE