By Paul Hunter
If you're a hockey fan looking to pick up the next big entry in the NHL series, keep in mind that EA is releasing a standard edition and a limited-run NHL 13 Stanley Cup Collector's Edition that contains a lot great collectibles, as well as in-game bonuses that will you keep you on the ice.
The NHL series is a perennial favourite among hockey fans, and this year EA is producing what could be their best Collector's Edition yet. Here are all the exclusive bonuses that will come with the NHL 13 Stanley Cup Collector's Edition:
- Exclusive collectible Stanley Cup tin featuring an embossed Stanley Cup image (see image at the top of the article for a visual)
- Two Stanley Cup Theme Hockey Ultimate Team packs featuring randomized player items from the Western and Eastern Conference Champions
- Gold Jumbo Hockey Ultimate Team Pack featuring 24 randomized items, including an exclusive Wayne Gretzky Hockey Ultimate Team Legend and six other rare items
- A CCM Boost Pack featuring the all-new CCM RBZ stick (For use in Be a Pro and EA SPORTS Hockey League)
- A 10% discount on a one-time purchase at shop.NHL.com
- A complete copy of NHL 13
For the game itself, EA is delivering a ton of new features and enhances to improve the overall gaming experience. Many of the new features, including the all-new True Performance Skating and EA Sports Hockey I.Q., can be seen in this exclusive Future Shop @ E3 video:
Of course another big announcement by EA is that Canadian-born Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers is the cover athlete for NHL 13.
NHL 13 is available now for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game is being developed by EA Canada and published by EA Sports.
NHL 13 is rated E for Everyone.
[This article originally appeared on the Future Shop Tech Blog]