What you need to know

  • NHL 20 is a hockey simulator from EA Sports.
  • The game launches on September 13.
  • It features a number of new modes and enhancements this year.
  • You can preorder it for $60 through the Microsoft Store.

NHL 20 is back for another year. The latest installment in the staple franchise introduces many gameplay innovations, more customization options, and new modes to compete with friends. For example, "Signature Shots" can replicate your favorite NHL players' real-world moves. New animations have been added which makes the game feel smoother.

One of the most important features in the NHL series is the commentary. EA has revamped the broadcast package to deliver new visuals and much more. This should make you feel as though everything has been customized to your playstyle.

NHL 20 adds three new modes called "HUT Squad Battles," "ONES," and "Eliminator." HUT Squad Battles features weekly teams to challenge for unique rewards. ONES can now be played with friends on the couch. Lastly, Eliminator introduces winner-take-all competitions. If you're a fan of the series, these should keep you busy for many weeks.

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NHL 20 is currently available for preorder on the Microsoft Store with a release date of September 13. The game costs $60, but if you're an EA Access member on Xbox One, you can get it for $54. As expected, the game renders at 4K resolution on Xbox One X and looks crisp on modern displays.

The main game

NHL 20

The latest hockey game

The latest installment in the staple franchise introduces many gameplay innovations, more customization options, and new modes to compete with friends.

Xbox accessories you'll love

Every one of these quality accessories is guaranteed to enhance your Xbox experience.

PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller for Xbox One ($20 at Amazon)

PowerA's take on the Xbox One controller is an attractive pickup for budget-conscious gamers that nails all the basics.

Talon PDP Xbox media remote ($20 at Amazon)

The Talon PDP Xbox media remote is great for watching shows on your console.

Xbox One S vertical stand ($10 at Amazon)

Stand your console upright with this accessory.

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