As we’ve mentioned before, legends are coming to NHL 12. Last week the first three legends in the game were announced: Wayne Gretzky, Ray Bourque and Chris Chelios. Today, new legends videos have been released announcing more NHL legends.
First, came this video:
Steve Yzerman and Borje Salming are coming to NHL 12. The video even teases putting Yzerman in a Lightning jersey and having him play alongside Steven Stamkos. But EA didn’t stop there.
Patrick Roy and Jeremy Roenick were announced via this video that won’t embed properly for some reason.
There’s no word on whether or not Roy will be able to hear Roenick in this game.
Not that it will matter to the gameplay at all, but it bothers us a bit that Patrick Roy’s iconic Montreal Canadiens mask was not properly duplicated for the game.
That would have been nice.
According to the Legends teaser graphic, there are two more spots for legends in the game. After watching the first video, you’d have to assume that Mario Lemieux will be one of those two remaining legends. Who will take the other spot? Mark Messier? Pavel Bure? Gordie Howe? Paul Coffey?
As pointed out on Puck Daddy last week, the Xbox achievements page for NHL 12 contains achievements named “Magnificent Mario,” “The Great One,” “Mr. Hockey” and “Russian Rocket.” Are Howe and/or Bure coming? The final two legends will be announced tomorrow.
We’ll be watching every little aspect that leaks about this game for the next little while, like the good video game- and hockey-obsessed fans that we are.