NHL 15 Trailer: National Hockey Night
Fresh off of winning the Games Critics Awards Best Sports Game at E3 2014, EA Canada has debuted another trailer for the upcoming NHL 15, and this one will make you want to get up and dance.
Set to “Zombie Nation” by Kernkraft 400 (the official goal of cover boy Patrice Bergeron’s Boston Bruins), the trailer shows off some great hockey action, from the faceoff at the beginning to the penalty shot at the end. There’s first-person fighting, there’s some incredible deke moves in open ice and above everything else the game looks like you’re actually watching hockey on a cold winter’s night. NHL fans have a lot to look forward to.
Another small element of the trailer is the panning to specific members of the crowd, like ol’ face-paint Senator Jones here. He’s one of the 9,000 unique fan character models that will adorn the arena as you play, with personalities ranging from crazed super-fans to that one girl who just came to hang with her boyfriend and takes selfies the whole time. Also, that’s 9,000 character models in what we’d guess to be 15,000 placements throughout the arena, so finding duplicate fans will be quite the challenge this time around.
NHL 15 launches Sept. 9 in North America for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.