If you’re like me and you like to play classic sports games, there’s no 90’s era sports games that’s as widely respected as NHL 94. It’s so highly regarded that people still play the game through online emulations twenty years later. Luckily for people wanting to play the game with modern graphics can pick up the upcoming NHL 14 game. They will be paying tribute to the classic game by adding an “NHL 94 Anniversary Mode.”
NHL 14 seems to be going very legitimate and respectful of the past when they added in this new mode. The ice is blue, “Jeremy Roenick is king”, adding a star icon for your player, classic button scheme, throwback soundtrack, EA Sports really wants to embrace the nostalgia crowd who cherished the game so well. They’re even taking off the icing, offsides and penalties to create even more chaotic arcade hockey fun.
Upon closer inspection, they also seem to put an emphasis on throwback jerseys, as well. The promotional video (below) shows off players wearing notably-retro equipment of the Vancouver Canucks, Minnesota North Stars, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Calgary Flames, St. Louis Blues, LA Kings and more. It looks to be a rad addition to a sports game franchise like NHL 14 that doesn’t need to do cool stuff like this, but does so anyway.
NHL 14 is coming out September 10 this year for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.