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Blue Jackets goal cannon to be featured in EA Sports' NHL 16

by BlueJackets.com Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets


At long last, the beautiful replica 1857 Napoleon field cannon that sits atop section 111 makes its video game debut.

The cannon, which is striking in appearance but soft-spoken and humble when not in action, politely declined comment for this story but we're going to continue anyway.

EA Sports confirmed earlier this month that the cannon, which has been a game entertainment staple at Nationwide Arena since 2007, will be an in-game feature when the franchise's latest installment drops in the fall.

Here's what EA Sports has to say about the brand new arena atmosphere upgrades:

"Building off last year’s best-in-class Authentic Arenas, Distinct Team Arena Atmosphere in NHL 16 captures signature effects and props that are synonymous with arenas from around the league.

"The handcrafted Blue Jackets goal cannon makes its debut in NHL 16! When the puck goes into the visiting team's net, get ready to hear the BOOM as the cannon will go off followed by smoke exiting its full-scale barrel."

The above screenshot is courtesy of our friends at EA Sports. Read more about the game and this year's improvements by clicking HERE.

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