This generation’s highest-rated basketball series returns to
celebrate 20 years of greatness
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 11, 2018--
2K is proud to announce that NBA® 2K19 is now available to
fans across the globe. Celebrating 20 years of redefining what sports
gaming can be, from best-in-class graphics and gameplay to
groundbreaking game modes and an immersive open-world “Neighborhood,” NBA
2K19 continues to push limits as it brings gaming one step
closer to real-life basketball excitement and culture.
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2K is proud to announce that NBA® 2K19 is now available to fans across the globe. Celebrating 20 years of redefining what sports gaming can be, from best-in-class graphics and gameplay to groundbreaking game modes and an immersive open-world "Neighborhood," NBA 2K19 continues to push limits as it brings gaming one step closer to real-life basketball excitement and culture. (Photo: Business Wire)
“NBA 2K19 represents the culmination of over two decades
of development and innovation from the development team at Visual
Concepts,” 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 themselves.”
NBA 2K19 features improvements and additions to all
aspects of the game, ranging from a more immersive MyCAREER, to a
redesigned MyTEAM, to an increasingly dynamic Neighborhood, all of which
are tied together by a soundtrack produced by one of the most talked
about musical artists, Travis Scott. NBA 2K19 promises to
be developer Visual Concepts’ most ambitious product to date, with the
key aim to provide the most well-rounded basketball simulation
NBA 2K19 delivers dynamic new features including:
Take Control with Takeover: Harness your MyPLAYER’s full
basketball potential with the new Takeover feature. Unlock special
moves and abilities never before seen on the court, or activate Team
Takeover and unleash the power of your full squad.
Run the Neighborhood: You won’t want to miss a single day in
the updated Neighborhood. Make a name for yourself on the court, at
the Under Armour Cages, and during live events on the block. Ball
until dawn with new day to night transitions, walk on at the Jordan
Rec Center, or get the old Crew back together for exciting 3 on 3
MyTEAM: Create your very first MyPLAYER card, and ball with
LeBron, Kobe, and the rest of your collection in a variety of
competitive modes. MyTEAM players can now test their skills in the NBA
2K19 MyTEAM Unlimited $250,000 Tournament, which will run
October 13, 2018-February 13, 2019. The tournament will be played
using the new MyTEAM Unlimited Mode, which features 5-on-5 NBA-style
gameplay and allows users to choose any 13 cards from their Collection.
All New MyCAREER: From Neighborhood legend to global
phenomenon. The original career story mode returns with an all-new,
immersive narrative charting your journey from China to the G League
and eventually the NBA. Featuring an all-star cast, endorsements tied
to your popularity, and new team chemistry elements that allow you to
dominate the hardwood.
Featuring LeBron James on the cover, the NBA 2K19 20th
Anniversary Edition includes the NBA 2K19 game,
100,000 Virtual Currency, MyTEAM cards, LeBron-themed digital items for
MyPLAYERs and more for $99.99 MSRP. Giannis Antetokounmpo is featured on
the cover of the Standard Edition, available now for $59.99 MSRP. NBA
2K19 is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.
For more information on NBA 2K19 please visit https://nba.2k.com/2k19/
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leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment
for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes
products principally through its wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and
2K, as well as its new Private Division label and Social Point, a
leading developer of mobile games. Our products are designed for console
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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™, Mafia, and XCOM® franchises, the beloved Sid
Meier’s Civilization series, Evolve™, Battleborn®, the popular WWE 2K
franchise and NBA 2K, the highest rated* annual sports title of this
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NBA 2K19 MyTEAM UNLIMITED $250,000 TOURNAMENT
Open to legal residents of the 50 United States & D.C. (excluding AZ,
CT, MD, and ND), Canada (excluding Quebec), Australia, Chile, Denmark,
France, Great Britain, Greece, Republic of Ireland, Israel, Germany,
Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, South Africa,
South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Turkey, who are at least 18
years of age and the age of majority in their state/country/province of
residence. Game must be played on Xbox One (“XBO”) or PlayStation 4
(“PS4”). To participate, you must have NBA® 2K19 game (“Game”), Xbox
Gold Service or PS Plus service, and Internet connection. Void in AZ,
CT, MD, ND, Quebec and where prohibited.
This Contest consists of two phases: (i) the 16 Weekend Qualifier
GameDays and (ii) the Contest Tournament (“Tournament”, which includes
the Championship Finals). You must qualify to participate in a Weekend
Qualifier GameDay. The first Weekend Qualifier GameDay takes place on
October 13, 2018 and qualifying games must start between 10:00 AM U.S.
Pacific Time and 2:00 PM U.S. Pacific Time. The last Weekend Qualifier
GameDay takes place on January 26, 2019 and qualifying games must start
between 10:00 AM U.S. Pacific Time and 2:00 PM U.S. Pacific Time.
The two (2) Finalists (one for XBO and one for PS4) will advance to the
Championship Finals currently scheduled to take place in New York, New
York (location subject to change) on or about February 13, 2019 to
compete for the $250,000 (U.S.) prize. Each Finalist will win a prize
with an ARV of $5,500 (U.S.). Subject to the Official Rules, which will
be posted at nba.2k.com/2k19/myteamtournament. Sponsored by 2K Games,
Inc. (“2K”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software,
Inc., 10 Hamilton Landing, Novato, CA 94949, USA.
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