NHL 21 at EA Play: New start date, trailer, release date, announcement, cover star, reveal, & more

Will EA announce their next hockey title at their digital summer gaming expo in June?

Toby Durant by Toby Durant
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EA Play is just on our doorstep – and we couldn’t be more pumped up!

The annual gaming showcase should give fans a glimpse at everything the gaming giant has coming up. Including NHL 21.

Let’s go over what we know about EA Play and what we could see for NHL 21.


NHL 21 release date window

We know that NHL 21 is on its way.

EA’s recent financial report specifically named the game and gave it a release date window between October and December of 2020.

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ON ITS WAY: We know NHL 21 is coming

What we don’t know is anything else about the game…

NHL 21 at EA Play

Fans are still in the dark about a specific release date, the cover star, any new features… Basically anything.

The only thing we can really be sure of is that, like Madden 21, it will be optimized for Xbox Series X and will probably have Smart Delivery too.

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EA Play is the perfect place for EA Sports to announce NHL 21 to the world and a big piece of news.

READ MORE: NHL 21 Demo: Beta release date, Download, Teams, Game Modes, and more

We got the NHL 20 trailer in June last year, so it makes sense to use the digital version of EA Play to show it off to the world.

How to watch EA Play

EA Play will take place this year on 18 June after a weeks delay due to current events. It will start at 4pm PT / 7pm ET / 12 am BST (on 19 June).

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You can watch on EA.com and there is sure to be coverage across all EA’s social channels as well.


EA Play Schedule

While the schedule has been slowly coming in – there hasn’t been any mention of NHL 21 as of yet…

Hopefully we will get one before the event so that NHL fans know when they can tune in for news about the upcoming game.

READ MORE: EA Play – The Schedule so far

Toby Durant