Movember is back! EA SPORTS and NHL 16 are proud to continue creating awareness for this awesome global charity which raises awareness to combat prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health challenges.
While moustached men around the world will be proudly sporting their Mo’s in support of the cause, we’ll be helping spread the word by integrating a special Movember collection into Hockey Ultimate Team (HUT) once again.
Every Tuesday during the month of November, NHL 16 will release 31 special edition Movember items, one player from each team and one player from the SHL (Sweden Hockey League), available for the next seven days. Not only will these items help create Movember awareness, they also represent the only HUT items on the market that will continue to upgrade and evolve every time that player receives an in-game rating boost!
For more information about Movember items and our involvement with the cause, check out the Q&A below.
Q: What makes these items so special?
A: These items have the opportunity to increase throughout the year. Every time a Movember player receives an inform item later in the year, their Movember item will also be upgraded to match.
Q: What if a player later earns a 99-overall rating and he has a Movember Item? Will that item go to 99-overall?
A: Yes, that player would also have a 99-overall Movember item.
Q: What does this have to do with Movember?
A: We’re proud to support the Movember cause by raising awareness. Movember is an awesome global charity that raises funds to combat prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health challenges.
Q: Why are some players boosted while others aren’t?
A: We've made it so that Movember player items match their current highest overall item. Other items will have their base overall rating until they receive an upgrade.
Q: Why should I care about a player who is not boosted? What is the point of releasing a non-boosted item? Why not just wait until he has a boost?
A: Consider these items as investments. If your Movember player gets an upgrade then your item will also be upgraded. If you think a player is going to have a huge year, now is the perfect time to go and get that item and watch it increase in power and value. There is also no chance that the rating will decrease throughout the year, so there is no risk!
Q: When can we expect the first items?
A: The first 30 items will be available starting on November 3 at 4 pm PT.