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Hit the Ponds Early with EA Access and the NHL 19 Play First Trial Exclusively on Xbox One

Skates are laced, the ice is fresh, and hockey fans worldwide are set for the launch of EA Sports NHL 19 on September 14. Xbox One gamers can hit the ponds even earlier with EA Access and the Play First Trial that lets you try NHL 19 for up to 10 hours starting today, September 6. Consider this your pre-season warm up!

EA Access is a service exclusive to Xbox One owners, featuring a library jam-packed with EA’s best games, as well as Play First Trials for those who subscribe to this ever-growing collection. Be one of the first to get started on your journey through the World of Chel in NHL 19, where you’ll play outdoors and earn rewards for your character in a unified progression system. The best part is, if you decide to purchase the game during your Play First Trial, you’ll save 10% on the price of the game and all your progress will carry over when NHL 19 is released.

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With more ways to play than ever before, NHL 19 features outdoor rinks and gameplay innovations that you’ll want to experience as early as possible, and there’s no better way to do so than with EA Access and the Play First Trial. Open your first Hockey Ultimate Team pack and lock down a core piece of your dream team, an advantage that’s available early to EA Access members on Xbox One without additional charge.

Be one of the first to go hands-on with Hockey Ultimate Team (HUT) Challenges, which present unique objectives with dynamic content that when completed, provide rewards for your team. Also, get started on your journey to become a HUT Champion and compete with the best of the best. From September 6 to September 10, EA Access members will have access to an exclusive Competitive Season, Hut Challenge, and HUT Pack.

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Pre-order the NHL 19 Ultimate Edition and get full access to the game three days early. Choose from one of six powerful legends to add to your HUT, including Mats Sundin, Peter Forsberg, Mark Messier, Guy Lafleur, Brett Hull, or Marcel Dionne. Fulfill your dream of seeing players of the current generation alongside all-time icons on your fantasy roster and get up to 40 HUT Packs to help round out your team. Remember that during the NHL 19 Play First Trial, all your progress carries over if you purchase the game, so there’s no better way to get an edge on your competition.

Thanks for reading, we’ll see you out on the ponds when the NHL 19 Play First Trial launches on September 6 exclusively for EA Access members on Xbox One.