While hockey video game fans await the worldwide launch of EA Sports NHL 21 on October 15, EA Sports has announced another all-new NHL game. Well, not exactly all new. Players who pre-order NHL 21 from the Microsoft Store for Xbox will also receive a copy of NHL 94 Rewind, a game that uses the controls and graphics of the classic NHL 94, combined with teams and rosters from the present day NHL.
The cover athlete of NHL 21, Alexander Ovechkin, appears on the cover of NHL 94 Rewind too — although in 8-bit (complete with missing tooth pixel). He’s just one of hundreds of players who will be transported back in time with NHL 94 Rewind. Last year’s cover athlete, Auston Matthews, wouldn’t be born until four years after the release of the original NHL 94.
NHL 94 is often considered to be one of the most innovative, best crafted, and timeless sports games ever. The title has amassed a devoted following and 27 years later is still being played by old-school hockey video game fans around the world. The announcement of NHL 94 Rewind is the latest chapter in the game’s storied history.
Relive one of the greatest hockey video games of all time with your favorite clubs and stars of today. Pre-order NHL 21 today on the Microsoft Store for Xbox and you’ll be able to play NHL 94 Rewind on October 30!