A new gameplay trailer was released today for EA’s upcoming sports game NHL 18 that delves into many of the new features that this title brings to the series. This includes creative attack dekes, a new defensive skill stick, 3-on-3 EASHL game, and reworked AI that is more creative than before.
This game lets players pull off new moves, which includes one handed dekes, shooting and passing between an opponents legs, and puck flips. Players can also now do multiple dekes from the same stick position, which can help give them a short extra window to score. The aforementioned defensive skill stick helps count these new dekes. Poke checks can now be targeted, and one can keep their stick extended to ward off their opponents.
NHL 18’s revamped AI is better than before, and now has an easier time finding the players during good opportunities, and can pass the puck while bouncing it off the board. Both friendly and opponent AI can use the new deke and defensive skill stick attacks two. NHL 18 finally lets players participate in 3-on-3 matches in the EASHL. This mode is great for skilled players, as the ice is more open so there are a ton of risk vs. reward decisions to be made. If you are interested in our game, you can check out our coverage on the game’s cover star and different versions of NHL 18.
You can watch the new gameplay video below. NHL 18 is releasing September 15 for PS4 and Xbox One.