NHL 22 is prepared to bring the well-established hockey game into the next chapter this year on next gen, but without abandoning Xbox One.
Now, the EA Play 10-hour trial is live for anyone who wants to try the game out before release!
Here's all the recent news including what we can expect on Xbox One.
LATEST - EA Play Trial is LIVE
The 10-hour full-game trial is now live on all platforms. While the game won't release for another few days, you can still get to grips with an unlimited 10-hour trial.
All modes are included so you can start your Be a Pro career or start building your legacy in franchise mode.
Cover athlete revealed for NHL 22
Our first bit of news was the reveal of the cover athlete for NHL 22, Auston Matthews, the same Auston Matthews that graced the cover of NHL 20.
Each addition features Auston Matthews as the cover star! The game will be sold with two different editions, the Standard Edition and the X-Factor Edition. There will be a separate price tag for each edition.
For more on the cover athlete for NHL 22, and more information on the editions, head here.
We now have an official release date for NHL 22, as stated above, the game releases on October 15, 2021. The great news is if you pre order the X-Factor Edition, you'll get three days of Early Access.
Some thought the game might be released early but we believe that they're taking some extra time to get everything ready to debut on next gen systems. That shouldn't worry Xbox One users though as the game will likely cater to both groups of users.
We'll get a better look at the game when the Closed Technical Test begins. With the test starting in late August, they'll likely need a month to tweak things before the release date.
Price on Xbox One
Next Gen versions have better graphics and extra new features so they'll have to pay a little more. However current gen players should be happy the game will stay at its usual price.
On Xbox One, the Standard Edition of the game will cost $59.99, the X-Factor Edition of the game will cost $99.99.
We don't quite know all the differences between the Standard Edition and X-Factor Edition just yet but with the release date coming that should be revealed soon.
NHL 22 Pre Order
NHL 22 on Xbox One is ready for your pre order, be sure to reserve your copy and claim some incredible rewards.
One of these rewards is if you purchase the X-Factor Edition, you'll get three days of Early Access to NHL 22. There's also a ton of other perks you'll receive when placing a pre order, head here to see all of them!
We have links that you can use to pre order NHL 22, some of them will even provide a discounted price for EA Play members:
- NHL 22 Standard Edition on Xbox One
- NHL 22 Standard Edition on Xbox One (EA Play Members)
- NHL 22 Standard Edition on Xbox Series X|S
- NHL 22 Standard Edition on Xbox Series X|S (EA Play Members)
- NHL 22 X-Factor Edition on Xbox One & Xbox Series X|S
- NHL 22 X-Factor Edition on Xbox One & Xbox Series X|S (EA Play Members)