NBA 2K14 Official Cover:
Playstation 3 - Oct 8, 2013
Xbox 360 - Oct 8, 2013
Playstation 4 - Release date with system
Xbox One - Release date with system
2K14 to include Euro Teams:
"We are very proud to collaborate with 2K Sports by introducing our teams and players into the best basketball videogame in the world," stated Mr. Jordi Bertomeu, Euroleague Basketball President and CEO. "With this partnership, we’re able to bring fans one step closer to the action by ushering the Euroleague into the global gaming community."
The fourteen teams to be included in NBA 2K14 are:· Alba Berlin· FC Barcelona· Real Madrid· CSKA Moscow· EA7 Emporio Armani Milano· Montepaschi Siena· Fenerbahçe Ülker Istanbul· Anadolu Efes Istanbul· Olympiacos Piraeus· Panathinaikos Athens· Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv· Zalgiris Kaunas· Unicaja Málaga· Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
NBA 2K13 Info:
As far as Special Editions go, 2K Sports is pulling no punches with NBA 2K13 and is bringing the game to your hands in a more physical way than ever before. The ‘NBA 2K13 Dynasty Edition‘, releasing Oct. 2 for $99.99, will feature a copy of the game and some awesome basketball related goodies and, wait for it, a full-sized Spalding basketball, time to get your LeBron James on people!
The Spalding basketball included isn’t you regular traditional orange orb of greatness, instead it has a more artful approach, with limbs covering most of the ball and the game title plastered on the front, so you will stand out among your basketball buddies. To go along with the basketball, the Dynasty edition also promises DLC in the form of “All-Star add-on content presented by Sprite,” 2K Sports Skullcandy earbuds , and an “NBA 2K13″ skin to cover your PS3 or Xbox controller with.
Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports talked about giving something meaningful to the fans that they can really enjoy, he said, “With this special edition package, we want to give something meaningful to our great fans. This is an awesome deal that is sure to please fans, and will become a must-have item while supplies last.” Previous installment NBA 2K12, sold-in over 5 million units worldwide and won more than 25 Sports Game of the Year awards, so we can expect NBA 2K13 to be an all rounded experience(no pun intended).
The “NBA 2K13 Dynasty Edition” will be exclusive to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and can be pre-ordered on the NBA 2K13 Facebook Page. NBA 2K13 is available in North America on October 2 and October 5 internationally. Let us know in the comments if you’re picking this bad boy up.
If you pre-order NBA 2K13 for PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 through Amazon, you will receive access to NBA All Star Game content, including the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest, Three Point Contest, Rising Stars Challenge Game, and the NBA All Star Game.
2K Sports Announces NBA® 2K13’s Triumphant Return to Virtual Hardwood on October 2, 2012
Fans to receive NBA All-Star add-on content presented by Sprite
with pre-order purchase, including all-new Sprite Slam Dunk Contest mode
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 30, 2012-- 2K Sports today announced that NBA® 2K13, the next installment of the top-rated NBA video game simulation franchise* for twelve straight years and the follow-up to the award-winning NBA 2K12, will be available on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 in North America and October 5, 2012 internationally for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Wii™ system and Windows PC. A Wii U™ version of NBA® 2K13 will be available in the launch window, at a later date.
Fans that pre-order NBA 2K13 for the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 will receive a new downloadable NBA All-Star content package presented by Sprite. This add-on content will be set in Houston, the site of the 2013 NBA All-Star Game and will allow fans to stage their own NBA All-Star Game, including three NBA All-Star events - the Foot Locker Three Point Shootout, BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, and the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest featuring all-new intuitive, pick-up-and-play controls.
“The NBA All-Star package is our way saying ‘thank you’ to fans for their ongoing love of the NBA 2K series,” said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. “This content provides a ton of depth and value to our fans, and it’s just the beginning of a lot of big news about NBA® 2K13.”
Gamers can pit the NBA’s current superstars against classic players in both the Foot Locker Three Point Shootout and Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. Rosters for both the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge and 2013 NBA All-Star Game will feature the 2012 All-Stars, with dynamic updates to the 2013 rosters once the participants are announced.
Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio, NBA 2K13 is not yet rated by the ESRB and will be available on October 2, 2012 in North America and October 5, 2012 internationally. The Wii U version of the title will be available during the holiday season. Fans are encouraged to pre-order now at participating retailers in order to receive the NBA All-Star content on day one at no extra cost.
NBA 2K12 Info:
The covers are done by artist Adam Larson, a name you may not recognize, but someone whose work is all over on everything from alcohol ad campaigns, to ESPN magazine, to Beyonce's latest album cover.
The Johnson and Bird covers are limited edition, and will only be available for the first printing of NBA 2K12.
While 2K Sports has yet to reveal the extent to which Johnson and Bird appear in the game, we'd say it's safe to assume they will have gameplay features built around them, similar to Michael Jordan's in NBA 2K11
ESPN has announced the 15 legends in NBA 2K12 and their opposing teams. Both sides should have 10-12 accurate players represented according to the article. Here's the list of players and their opponents in the game:
86-87 Lakers vs. Celtics
85-86 Celtics vs Hawks
Julius Dr. J Erving
84-85 76ers vs Bucks
71-72 Lakers vs Knicks
94-95 Knicks vs Magic
90-91 Lakers vs Blazers
92-93 Bulls vs Hornets
97-98 Jazz vs Spurs
95-96 Bulls vs Sonics
70-71 Bucks vs Lakers
93-94 Rockets vs Nuggets
64-65 Celtics vs Lakers
70-71 Lakers vs Hawks
88-89 Pistons vs. Bulls
97-98 Jazz vs. Lakers
1990-91 Warriors and 2001-02 Kings
What do you wanna see in the new game?
I hope they further enhance Myplayer mode with actual contracts, ability to make sliders harder since game gets so easy at 99 overall, etc
2K Sports won a ton of awards last year for NBA 2K11, arguably the best basketball game ever. But they're still bitter about losing to FIFA at the Spike VGAs. Not happy to rest on their laurels, 2K Sports is out to be the best again, and this time beat everyone.
While there are still a lot of details 2K Sports is not ready to talk about (like how do you follow up on a game that spanned the career of Michael Jordan, the greatest player the game has ever seen?), they used E3 2011 to show off just a few of the presentation improvements for NBA 2K12.
For the E3 demo 2K was playing a match in the recently completed NBA Finals. The Dallas Mavericks hosted the Miami Heat and I got to see some of what the developers are doing to make the post-season feel more like an event and less like just another game of basketball. Because let's face it, with most sports games the postseason is nearly indistinguishable from any of the other games you play.
In the NBA 2K12 demo, the NBA Finals logo is plastered over everything, and there's an added level of pomp and circumstance to the opening cinematic. The character rosters are moving full 3D models of the players. During the game little ads pop up on the bottom showing the rivalries of the teams, and making the game look like a TNT broadcast. The fans in the stage are wearing game shirts, showing their support with a sea of team colors. It's all a lot of fluff but it's the sort of fluff you would expect when watching the Finals on TV.
It's a nice start, and hopefully 2K Sports can follow through with it. One of my biggest complaints with sports games is that they utterly fail to capture the magnitude and excitement of a championship. If NBA 2K12 can make it feel like I've really just completed the NBA Finals then it will be one step ahead of the competition, which is exactly what 2K Sports wants.
Steve Kerr to take over announcer duties
Edited by Draztik, July 09, 2013 - 09:18 AM.