NHL 22 shoots for top shelf on Xbox One

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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

This week has resulted in huge reveals surrounding NHL 22 that has everyone excited for the release date on October 15, 2021.

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.

The covers of each edition of NHL 22
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TWO EDITIONS: Both the Standard and X-Factor Editions of NHL 22 feature Auston Matthews

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.

Release Date

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.

An image of Seattle's arena in NHL 22
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COMING SOON: Take the ice when NHL 22 releases on Xbox One

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.

Golden Knight's goalie Marc Andre Fleury makes a spectacular save in NHL 22.
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NORMAL PRICE: As the next gen and special edition pricing varies, NHL's standard cost on current gen remains the same.

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!

An image of the Vegas Golden Knights in NHL 22
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TIME TO SHINE: Place your pre order today for NHL 22

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:

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