Electronic Arts announced the features for NHL 14 that are set to unleash the aggression, speed and skill of NHL hockey.
Deliver game-changing hits with NHL Collision Physics, built from EA Sports FIFA’s Player Impact Engine. Drop the gloves with the all-new Enforcer Engine, powered by the same technology used in the critically acclaimed Fight Night franchise. Experience a new level of speed and control with the second season of the critically-acclaimed True Performance Skating engine, and dangle defenders with all-new One-Touch Dekes. In addition, fans can Live the Lifeof an NHL player in an all-new incarnation of the Be a Pro Career Mode, now featuring on and off-ice elements.
There is a code in hockey and when it's broken, you have to respond. A first for the NHL franchise, Fight Night technology delivers a new third person experience, physics-based punch targeting, and player size differentiation to every fight. It creates the most authentic and electrifying fighting experience in the history of the EA Sports NHL franchise.
Delivered in an action-packed third-person presentation, the all-new Enforcer Engine offers the most authentic and exhilarating hockey fighting experience ever.
Say goodbye to the first-person fighting system that was introduced in NHL 10. The Enforcer Engine brings an all-new authentic third-person experience that will never break you away from the on-ice action.
Fights are intense. Winning one is electrifying. You can now celebrate the thrill of winning a fight by engaging the crowd or taunting your opponent using user-controlled celebrations.
No more first person fighting mini-game where everyone leaves the ice. Players on the ice will interact with each other, pairing off and jostling. The officials will also be a part of the action.
The black eyes, bruises and lumps you take in a fight will last throughout the game. NHL hockey can be a battle. Now you’ll have the scars to prove it.
The Enforcer Engine adds ‘Heat of the Moment’ fights. With our old fighting system, fights were started manually and combatants had to agree to square off. In NHL 14, fights can begin if you break the hockey code.
For example, if you lay a big hit on a team’s superstar or run their goalie, you’ll have to answer for it. The team’s tough guy will come after you and you’ll be forced to drop the gloves. Not all players will answer the bell though, so don’t start gooning the other team unless you’ve got someone to stand up for your superstars.
Physics-based Punch Targeting: Physics-based Punch Targeting now allows players of different sizes to square off, jostle and connect with punches. This ensures that size and strength matter; each player will feel different in a fight.
Fight Mechanics: Players can use push and pull techniques to get their opponent off balance, as well as block, dodge, and counter. Every action has a reaction and the key is timing it all together.
Fights can be won in many ways and new this year, you can end a fight with one great punch. This will change the way you approach fighting as you block and jostle to defend yourself, while waiting for that perfect opportunity to land a strong counter.
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