Vladimir Tarasenko revealed as the Cover Athlete in EA SPORTS NHL 17. Open Beta also announced.
With NHL 17 less than three months away from its release, Vladimir Tarasenko has been dubbed this years cover athlete by EA hockey fans. Vladimir will join the other cover athlete Rob Gronkowski, who will represent Madden 17. With NBA Live 17 not scheduled to release until early next year, EA hopes their hockey franchise can fill that void.
“It’s an incredible honor to represent my teammates and all the Blues fans around the world on the cover this year,” said Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues . “As a player, it’s a big deal to be fan selected for something like the Cover Vote, and I’m excited to be involved in the game this year.”
EA SPORTS also announced that all players on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 can register now for the NHL 17 public beta* starting July 28 and featuring three playable game modes. Players who sign up to become an EA SPORTS NHL 17 Insider will receive early access to the beta, as well as early access to news, trailers, and more before worldwide release on September 13th.
“Last year we held our first ever beta and the feedback we received from fans helped us create a great experience at launch,” said Sean Ramjagsingh, Lead Producer, NHL 17. “For NHL 17 we’re opening up access to more players and we can’t wait for them to get their hands on the game.”
The beta will feature three modes: Online Versus, EA SPORTS Hockey League, and Hockey Ultimate Team; as well as access to the Creation Zone. Beta registration is open starting now until July 7th and the beta is scheduled to begin on July 28th and end on August 4th. Fans can register now for a chance to play NHL 17 first by visiting www.easports.com/nhl/beta.