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NHL 14 Answers The Bell With New Fight Footage

Who knows if fighting will even be in the NHL in five years, but until they ban it from the sport enjoy this trailer for NHL 14's new fighting engine.

The trailer compares/contrasts this year's fighting mechanics from last year, and it's a big step up. Fights not only happen seamlessly during the normal course of play, but thanks to developer EA Canada's use of tech from Fight Night, the fights are more substantial. Balance and timing mean just as much as landing punches.

It's unknown how players' stamina at the beginning of a fight comes into play (and how you accept/decline fights), as well as if you can incur injuries in the process (beyond the cosmetic ones mentioned). However, we should know more when we see the game at E3 next week.

NHL 14 comes out for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 10. If you're more of a pretty boy rather than a fighter, take a look at this trailer on the game's new deke system.

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  • This is a much needed overhaul. When hockey games from decades ago (Blades of Steel, Mutant League Hockey) have a better fighting experience than your current gen hockey game, you know you need to make some changes. Fighting / intimidation is such a huge part of this sport.
  • Time to fight like its my last night as a champion. :p

  • looks great

  • These videos are making this game look good and make me kinda interested in buying it, and I'm not even a hockey fan.
  • Looks good, but I'll pass. I'm content with my NHL 12 copy.
  • This will make online so much fun.

  • I cannot wait to buy NHL 2012. I was going to buy it a couple of years ago, but decided to wait. Now when NHL 2014 comes out, I should be able to get it for about $5.