Ready to hit the ice? The latest entry in EA Sports' excellent fast-paced, hard-hitting NHL series is now available to play with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, included as part of EA Play. Welcome to NHL 21!

The game originally released for Xbox One back in October 2020 (with no separate Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S version), featuring a redesigned Be a Pro mode, the new HUT Rush mode in Ultimate Team, and much more.

It's available to download right now from the Microsoft Store, and don't forget that if you prefer the more old-school games in the NHL series, an updated version of NHL 94 is also available to download with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

"In EA SPORTS™ NHL™ 21, it’s the most creative, inventive and fearless players that are worth celebrating. Carve your path to superstardom in an expanded Be A Pro mode and go down as one of the league’s greatest. Recognize Creativity, Recognize Revolutionary, Recognize Future.

NHL 21. Recognize Greatness."

Will you be checking out NHL 21 with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate? Let us know in the comments.