Featuring the biggest innovation for the franchise in six years, NHL 13 will deliver a revamped gameplay experience that accurately captures the speed, creativity and strategy of today's NHL headlined by all-new True Performance Skating, and supported by EA Sports Hockey I.Q. NHL 13 will also deliver new experiences that connect hockey fans to their friends and the real world of hockey with the all-new GM Connected and NHL Moments Live game modes. With core gameplay innovation, connected experiences, and the deepest feature set ever in an EA Sports NHL title, NHL 13 is truly the definitive hockey experience.
- True Performance Skating - Driven by real-world physics and more than 1,000 new gameplay animations, NHL 13 authentically replicates the explosiveness, momentum, and top-end speed of NHL players. Adding a whole new layer of creativity for players to discover on the ice combined with control offered by the Skill Stick finally gives gamers access to the entire toolset of an NHL player.
- EA Sports Hockey IQ - A completely overhauled A.I. system, players are now fully aware of every other player on the ice, resulting in quicker, smarter and more true-to-life decision-making. EA Sports Hockey IQ also delivers the deepest and most customizable set of real-world hockey systems and strategies ever for the franchise.
- Goalies - NHL 13 now features the most athletic goalies ever seen in a video game. In the first period or with the game on the line, your favorite netminders scramble with more versatility and anticipate like never before.
- GM Connected - The franchise's most popular mode goes connected allowing gamers to manage, play, or coach with and against friends in their own 30 team human controlled league. GM's can also take their experience with them with a mobile companion app, ensuring that they'll never miss a single moment.
- Be a Pro/EASHL - Be a Pro and the EA Sports Hockey League return, with improved matchmaking, EASHL Club Captaincy.
- Presentation Overhaul - Presentation elements are as important to bringing an authentic hockey experience to your favorite console as gameplay. In NHL 13, we wanted to make sure the presentation overhaul matched the gameplay innovations we'd undertaken this year. From lighting, to stadiums, to player models, our goal was to ensure that the game looks as good as it feels. Read our in depth blog for full details.
- NHL Moments Live - Rewrite or relive history as you replay some of the most thrilling moments from today's NHL. With 26 moments from the 2011/12 season, from Gagner's historic eight-point night and Crosby's epic return to the ice to special legendary moments, see if you can recreate history. With new moments added throughout the 2012/13 season you will be continuously challenged to see if you rank among the elite.
- Hockey Ultimate Team - Combining the fun of NHL 13 while adding in elements of managing, trading and collecting of hockey players to form the Ultimate Team. Featuring a revamped design, improved reward system and an exciting new playoff format, this is your chance to create the Ultimate Team.
- ESRB Rating: EVERYONE 10+ with Mild Violence