The list is growing why hockey fans should buy NHL 14 this year. The nostalgic NHL ’94 (unstoppable Jeremy Roenick included), a more realistic fighting mode and gameplay improvements. But for Predators fans, first-round pick Seth Jones will be featured in the game as well.
“The expressions are actually kind of funny, but you’ve got to do them,” Jones told The Canadian Press “It’s cool to have them be able to make you talk in a game and all sorts of things.”
Jones has worked with NHL 14 to promote the game by answering fans questions and doing video segments for social media promotions. He even got a sneak peek at the game and played the NHL 14 game on his visit for two hours. It’s good to be an EA promoter.
“He’s a huge fan of the EA NHL ’14 series,” Sean Ramjagsingh, lead producer of the game, told The Canadian Press. “He plays the game all the time with his (two) brothers. We knew that and (thought) we’d love to have a fourth overall NHL pick come over here and check out (EA) and get scanned and just walk him through the process of how we actually make the video game.
Keep in mind, Seth Jones isn’t actually on the Predators roster yet. It’s possible (but not likely) that he could be sent down to the Milwaukee Admirals or back to his old team, the Portland Winterhawks, if he doesn’t perform well at training camp. It is likely that he will make the Predators roster, but if he doesn’t that would make for the most detailed minor league player in NHL 14.
Add that to another reason to by this years edition of the EA Sports game.