EA Sports NHL released a developmental update on NHL 21. About this time every year is about when everyone starts to get their NHL pre-order in for the usual September release. However, with September less than two months away, we still had not got any official word on what is going on with NHL 21 — until EA Sports released a developmental update on the video game on July 20.

EA Sports is committed to making sure their fans are satisfied and that is why they plan on doing an October release date this year, instead of the traditional September release date. At the moment we do not have an official release date, but having a release month set is at least some progress.

While nothing is official yet, an Amazon listing for NHL 21 has gone live!With it, the price of both editions of the game. This listing is live in the US, Canada, Germany, and a few other places – but not in the UK yet! Amazon list the game for both Xbox One and PS4. The Standard Edition comes in at $59.99. There is no UK listing yet, but we expect that to be translated to $54.99. Pre-orders for the Standard Edition will get you two HUT Diamond Player Choice Packs and one unlocked Hockey Bag. By the way, you can buy cheap NHL 21 Coins from 5mmo.com, where you can enjoy a 3% discount by using the code “5MMO”.

The Ultimate Edition comes in at considerably more this year. It’s a massive $99.99. This should be around the £89.99 mark for those in the UK. That extra $40 doesn’t go to waste though. Not only do you get three days early access to NHL 21, but you get 10 HUT Diamond Player Choice Packs, 1 HUT Synergy Veteran Choice Pack, a HUT Cover Athlete Choice Pack, and five unlocked Hockey Bags.

As you can see, Amazon lists the release date for 16 October. That meshes with EA’s stated release window of October. These are unconfirmed by EA, but we are expecting to hear official statements soon. Potentially at the Xbox Games Showcase on 23 July.