Be part of the first fully-immersive basketball environment to
explore, socialize, and most importantly compete with NBA 2K18’s
groundbreaking new feature
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 15, 2017--
2K today announced that NBA® 2K18, the next
iteration of the top-selling and top-rated NBA video game simulation
series*, is now available for purchase at retail and online vendors
worldwide. One of the most dominant entertainment franchises of the past
decade, NBA 2K18 is reinventing sports gaming yet again
with the introduction of the Neighborhood, the first live world inside NBA
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2K today announced that NBA® 2K18, the next iteration of the top-selling and top-rated NBA video game simulation series, is now available for purchase at retail and online vendors worldwide. One of the most dominant entertainment franchises of the past decade, NBA 2K18 is reinventing sports gaming yet again with the introduction of the Neighborhood, the first live world inside NBA 2K18.
“Our commitment to authenticity has always been top priority, and we’re
truly changing the game with the new features in NBA 2K18,”
said Greg Thomas, president of Visual Concepts. “It’s exciting
to be at the forefront of sports gaming by evolving the franchise year
after year, and we can’t wait for our community to experience it for
NBA 2K18 on PlayStation® 4, Xbox One, Windows PC and
Nintendo Switch delivers dynamic new features including:
RUN THE ALL-NEW NEIGHBORHOOD: The future of sports career modes
has arrived, allowing you to play the game the way you like while
living in an immersive basketball themed environment. Build your
career in NBA games, hit the courts in The Playground Park, join the
Pro-Am circuit, or explore the shops and venues in an all-new open
THE ROAD TO 99: The overarching meta-game that rewards users
for improving their MyPLAYER’s overall rating, regardless of which
MyCAREER modes they choose to play. Featuring a unified badge system
across Pro-Am, Playground Park and your NBA journey in MyCAREER, your
attributes, animations and badges all combine to define your play
style on your road to a 99 overall rating.
NEW MOTION SYSTEM: The new motion system brings player control
to a new level of realism. Now, dribbling and off the ball movement
are no longer driven by animations. This groundbreaking technology
dynamically creates animations to deliver the best gameplay experience
possible. You are now in complete control.
MyTEAM: Collect cards featuring NBA legends from yesterday and
today, and compete in a variety of online & offline modes including
the all-new Super Max and Pack & Playoffs.
UPDATED CREATE A PLAYER: Create the MyPLAYER you want, whether
scanning your face with the MyNBA2K18 mobile app or building something
custom using preset options. Hairstyles have been updated with
numerous new options to choose from, and body weight and height are
more accurately represented to ensure the unique look you want for
ALL-TIME TEAMS: The greatest players in NBA history from all 30
teams, together on All-Time franchise rosters for the very first time.
Compete in Play Now to find out which franchise’s All-Time Team reigns
supreme, or challenge all 30 All-Time Teams in MyTEAM’s All-Time
CLASSIC TEAMS: Play with 62 of the NBA’s greatest teams from
the past, including 17 new additions. Pit your favorite classic roster
against current NBA teams, replay epic Finals matchups, find out if
Shaq & Kobe can compete with the great Lakers teams of the past, or
matchup the ’97-98 Bulls against the ’15-16 Warriors to settle the
argument once and for all. The possibilities are endless.
The NBA 2K18 Standard Edition is now
available in both digital and physical formats for $59.99 on PlayStation®4
and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One
and Xbox 360, and Windows PC platforms. The NBA 2K18 Legend
Edition and Legend Edition Gold are also now available in both digital
and physical formats for $99.99 and $149.99 respectively, on
PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One. NBA 2K18 is
available in digital format on Nintendo Switch, and will be released
physically on the platform on October 17, 2017.
Developed by Visual Concepts, NBA 2K18 is rated by the
E10+ by the ESRB.
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About Take-Two Interactive Software
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for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes
products principally through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games
and 2K. Our products are designed for console systems and personal
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physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming
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Founded in 2005, 2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment
globally for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal
computers, including smartphones and tablets, which are delivered
through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud
streaming services. 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming
genres, including shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, sports,
casual, and family entertainment. The 2K label has some of the most
talented development studios in the world today, including Firaxis
Games, Visual Concepts, Hangar 13, Cat Daddy Games and 2K China. 2K’s
stable of high quality titles includes the critically acclaimed
BioShock®, Borderlands™, and XCOM® franchises, the beloved Sid Meier’s
Civilization series, the innovative Evolve™, the popular WWE 2K
franchise and NBA 2K, the #1 rated and #1 selling basketball franchise*.
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and The NPD Group estimates of U.S. retail video game sales through
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