New NHL 19 Special Digital Edition Pays Homage To The Great One
EA Sports is releasing a limited-time, digital version of NHL 19 (PS4/Xbox One) centering around The Great One, Wayne Gretzky called the 99 Edition.
This version lets players choose from one of five versions of Wayne Gretzky (Oilers, Kings, Blues, Rangers, or Team Canada) for use in the Hockey Ultimate Team mode as well as one of six other legends: Mark Messier, Guy Lafleur, Marcel Dionne, Mats Sundin, Peter Forsberg, or Brett Hull. The edition also comes with eight HUT gold packs.
The game's 200+ legends can be used in HUT, Play Now, Online Versus, NHL Threes, and World of Chel Pro-Am but not Franchise mode.
EA says The 99 Edition retails is being offered at 50 percent off – making it a great deal at $39.99 (down from $79.99), but it's unknown at this time if this discount will last as long as the 99 Edition is on sale. The edition will appear in the PS4 marketplace later today and is already on the Xbox Marketplace.
This news comes at an interesting time for the fanbase, some of whom are angry that the title's gameplay has changed since its well-received beta. For more on this issue, take a look at the recent Sports Desk column featuring a NHL 19 producer Ben Ross.