NHL ’94 Rewind brings again 16-bit hockey motion

Hockey followers, or actually anybody who beloved NHL 94 on the Sega Genesis, take be aware: EA Sports activities is whipping up one thing referred to as NHL ’94 Rewind, and it’s a pre-order incentive for NHL 21. The announcement was made Friday on the sport’s official web site.

“It’s as we speak’s groups and as we speak’s rosters with controls and graphics from 1994,” says an announcement from EA Sports activities. NHL 21 launches Oct. 16 on PlayStation four and Xbox One, and anybody ordering it by then will get Rewind free on Oct. 30.

EA Vancouver tried one thing related about seven years in the past with NHL 14. “Anniversary Mode,” because the function was referred to as, primarily ported the three-button gameplay of NHL ’94 into the present sport’s rosters and groups.

That mode nonetheless functioned inside the similar presentation and graphics bundle utilized by the remainder of NHL 14. NHL ’94 Rewind goes a number of steps additional with traditional 16-bit visuals, together with the star beneath a managed participant and his quantity and place within the retro typeface.

center ice shot of throwback 16-bit hockey players

And right here’s 80 bits of Boston Bruins, in NHL ‘94 Rewind.
Picture: EA Vancouver/Digital Arts

The sport’s official website has a gallery displaying what 15 NHL groups appear to be at face-off in Rewind. There’s no phrase on whether or not this will probably be a stand-alone launch on Oct. 30, too, and in that case, what it is going to value.

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