Today, EA Sports announced Live the Life Mode for NHL 14. This replaces Be a Pro mode found in previous installments.
In Live the Life mode, you work your way up from the minors to the NHL, but the most important new feature is that all your choices on and off the ice affect your likeability among management, your teammates, fans and even your family. Say no to some autographs? Goodbye fans. Choices can also affect your skills. Wanna go party the night before a game with the boys? Well, expect your endurance to take a hit the next game. Players can also sign endorsement deals, request trades, etc. It sounds pretty awesome, and I hope EA will push these features to their other sports games.
NHL 14 is set to hit the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 10. Check out the reveal trailer for Live the Life Mode and some screenshots below.