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Play NBA Live 18 and NHL 18 This Week with the EA Access Play First Trial

Whether you’re excited to hit the ice or the hardwood, EA Sports has you covered with NHL 18 and NBA Live 18. And with EA Access, you can get your game on this week.

This means you’ll be able to start your personal quest to be The One in NBA Live 18 starting Friday, September 8. The One is a dynamic career journey that lets you define your individual player identity and become a legend. Express yourself by customizing the way you look, from the hairstyles, to the tattoos, to the kicks. Master a signature ability only you can pull off and make your mark on the game. Choose from dozens of game-changing traits to help strategize against opponents. From skills to style, it’s all about you.

Your basketball path in The One will have you going from rookie to veteran in The League, an authentic NBA career journey where you’ll build a career of up to ten seasons of real NBA action. Go straight into the regular season, then rain buckets in the playoffs, and – if you make the cut – the All-Star game. Improve your personal overall rating by upgrading individual skills. Make your own decisions and negotiations as you navigate your career in free agency.

But that’s just the beginning. Lace up and head to The Streets, where you’ll find different ways to ball, choosing from diverse challenges, each with different rewards, where you can push your progression further. Instantly play in real-time, uniquely-crafted Live Events offering fresh trials and opportunities all year long. Link up online and take on opponents in competitive, multiplayer games. Play on the most famous hoops courts around, including New York City’s Rucker Park, Compton’s Drew League, and others.

And then make a smooth transition to the ice with NHL 18, where you’ll begin playing with the creativity of today’s young NHL stars. And with EA Access you can start playing today Thursday, September 7. Use a host of distinctive creative offense dekes, including between-the-legs shooting, one-handed dekes, back-handed toe-drags, and others, including the ability to link moves together for moment-to-moment decision making, and a personalized style and attack. To counter, on defense the unique Defensive Skill Stick gives you the tools to counter attacks with poke check targeting, extended pokes, and controlled stick sweeps to cover zones of the ice and take away lanes.

Plus, for the first time you’ll get to play the EA Sports NHL Threes, a bold take on fast-paced, over-the-top 3-on-3 hockey action goals inspired by fun, pick-up-and-play arcade sports games where you can play any way you want to, including online or offline, co-op or competitive. Boasting bigger hits, quicker action, and wide-open ice, in NHL Threes you’ll create memorable plays and beautiful dangles – all accompanied by a commentator that delivers more humor and fun, adding to the energy and excitement of this fast-paced 3-on-3 that’ll keep the crowd roaring. Your goals are going to come with a whole new sizzle.

This is just a taste of what’s waiting in NHL 18 and in NBA Live 18 – there’s even more excitement to be had, and with EA Access membership you’ll get to try both before they’re released! If that wasn’t enough, EA Access membership lets gamers play a growing collection of EA’s best games as much as they want, including Battlefield, Madden NFL, FIFA, Dragon Age, and more. Also, members get an automatic 10% discount on EA digital purchases on Xbox One. All stats, achievements, and saved progress carry over to the full game if they decide to buy. Now that’s winning!

Visit the official sites of NBA Live 18 and NHL 18 for more information on new features and the latest announcements. For more details on EA Access, and to sign up and play first, visit the official EA Access page.