Anyone for some hockey? Today's Xbox Game Pass release is NHL 22 which arrives on the Ultimate version of the service as part of EA Play, although it's only on console - there's no PC or cloud version of this one.

If you're wondering what's different about 22 to compared to 21, the series actually jumped to FIFA and Madden's Frostbite engine for the first time, leading to significantly improved visuals across the board (it's the first NHL game to be optimised for Xbox Series X and S), but not too many changes in the game modes department.

You can check out our review of NHL 22 from last year elsewhere on Pure Xbox:

If you can't find NHL 22 on EA Play yet, don't worry - it'll be added at some point later today.

For the first time ever, experience EA SPORTS NHL on one of the industry’s most powerful game engines bringing unrivaled visual detail to every hit, deke and shot. Superstar X-Factors lets you feel the personality and power of NHL superstars with an all-new ability system that unlocks the unique skills of the league’s most elite players.

EA SPORTS NHL 22 is an all new game for a new generation, giving you more ways to play and compete than ever before. This is breakthrough hockey.

Will you be hitting the ice with NHL 22 on Xbox Game Pass? Let us know in the comments.