At the NHL Awards in Las Vegas, NHL 17 received a new gameplay trailer, and St. Louis Blues Forward Vladimir Tarasenko was revealed to be the cover athlete.
Vladimir Tarasenko was chosen through a voting tournament that pitted 8 NHL players against each other. Tarasenko beat out Joe Pavelski in the final round to be on the cover of NHL 17.
The trailer also reveals that there will be an open beta for NHL 17, which you can sign up for here. Pre-ordering the game will also net you bonuses such as a free month of EA Access on Xbox One, EASHL Equipment bundle, a NHL 94 Goal Celebration, and 1 Gold Pack per week for ten weeks.
NHL 17 Super Deluxe Edition was also announced and it comes with the following:
- 25 Gold Plus Packs for Hockey Ultimate Team (2 per week for 25 weeks). Total Value $50.
- Receive 1 Gold Plus Packs upon login into NHL Hockey Ultimate Team (“HUT”) game mode and code redemption (if required), and remaining packs will be delivered on Sunday each following week.
- Note: You must sign into HUT each week to receive that week’s packs. If you miss a week, you will not receive those packs. Code must be redeemed by October 2, 2016, to receive all packs. Final pack awarded on March 19, 2017.
- Equipment Bundle for EA SPORTS™ Hockey League.
- Unique stick, skates, and gloves that can be equipped to your EASHL skater. These equipment skins will not impact player attributes.
- NHL ‘94 Team Celebration for EA SPORTS Hockey League.
- After each goal, you and your teammates can rejoice with the most iconic hockey celebration in video game history.
You can look at some new screenshots and watch the first gameplay trailer below. NHL 17 is coming out on September 13 for Xbox One and PS4.