What’s in a Game?

EA – It’s in the game! But will it be? The new Jets jerseys are still weeks away, yet the launch of arguably the most anticipated video game for Winnipegers everywhere, NHL 12, is scheduled for September 13, just shy of a month before the start of the NHL season.

While we suspect the jerseys will be unveiled before that time the question remains will they be in the game?

One line of thought is that EA will just do a mock up design to start with and offer the actual design as a download as soon as possible. The image above is one such example how it could look and is not an official NHL 12 screen shot.

The other train of thought is that EA could be given access to the jersey design before public release, after the look is finalized and being put into production. True North might be a little skeptical to do this after the leak of the Jets logo. The more people that have access to the jersey design, the more opportunity it has to be leaked.

One thing that is certain is just as many Winnipeg fans will be lining up to be the first ones to buy NHL 12 as they have been for the shirts and hats that are currently on sale. I know we’ll be buying a copy and playing it right up to the start of the season and the WhiteOut Road Trip.

Until then lets hope it truly is “In the Game”

And don’t forget to Pre-order your copy of EA NHL12 today!

Become an MVP

Become an MVP with Winnipeg Whiteout and never miss a thing.

Jeff Stevenson is a co-founder of winnipegwhiteout.com and co-host of the popular Jets Hockey Podcast. He grew up in Winnipeg, MB and became very passionate about sports, hockey and the Jets. Now Jeff is proud and honored to help bring news and information about the Winnipeg Jets to fans around the world.
  • Dave Blahut

    EA often locks new third jerseys in their games until they have been officially announced by the league/teams.  I suspect they’ll have access prior to the general public, but that is just speculation on my part.

    I’ve already pre-ordered my copy of NHL 12!

  • Chad

    What about the IceCaps jerseys? They are saying they won’t be released until the first home game on Oct. 14th… Thats a month after the game comes out!

    • http://www.facebook.com/stevenson75 Jeff Stevenson

      My guess is they would have the same jersey as the Jets to start with, with the IceCaps logo in place and then it’ll have to be a downloadable feature afterwards.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OBEIQIJBUNITWWTIC5CAQ3DZ4I Dave M.

    Notice the opponent is the Tampa Bay Lightning wearing the pre-2012 jersey. Fake.

    • Chad

      Notice where the writer says “The image above is one such example how it could look and is not an official NHL 12 screen shot.” in the article.