Did your childhood hero make the cut?
EA Sports announced today that NHL Legends will be making their return in NHL 13, with a few new faces joining the team.
Joining last year’s Legends such as Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Jeremy Roenick are Doug Gilmour, Jari Kurri and “The Dominator” himself, Dominik Hasek. Also joining the Legends roster, and for the first time ever in an NHL game, are women superstars Hayley Wickenheiser and Angela Ruggiero. Welcome ladies.
The bad news is that the announcement is worded as if the rest of the Legends from NHL 12 are not returning, which would be very disappointing, and seriously, how do you cut a Legend like Yzerman? You don’t, that’s how. We’ve reached out to EA for clarification on the Legends roster and will update when they get back us.
Legends in NHL 13 will be integrated across several modes:
- Be A Legend – gamers will experience the glory of playing their entire Be A Pro career as a legend as they attempt to shatter the most impressive records in hockey, achieve legendary milestones and complete legends tasks.
- Legends teams – Play as the legends team, Team Ruggiero or Team Wickenheiser, which are comprised of Legends and current NHL greats in head-to-head play – within Play Now, Online and Battle for the Cup modes. Players on Team Ruggiero and Team Wickenheiser were selected by each athlete, respectively.
- Hockey Ultimate Team & Be a GM – Gamers will have the ability to add legends to any team roster in Be a GM mode, or collect ultra-rare legends cards and use them within their Hockey Ultimate Team experience.
What do you think of the new Legends? Who would you have wanted to see make the cut instead? Check out the screenshots below and then let us know in the comments.