NBA 2K17 is released today and among its new features is a brand new career mode starring award-winning actor, Michael B. Jordan.
The MyCareer mode features a branching narrative that leads to different outcomes and is determined by your on-court performances and career choices. 2K are also touting that the game features the most realistic on-court NBA simulation yet, with its new ‘Advanced Skill Shooting feature giving players control over the power and aim of perimeter shots as well as the ability to finish inside the key.
Greg Thomas, president of developer Visual Concepts, took to the court to say:
“We’re thrilled to deliver an even more ambitious and authentic basketball experience in NBA 2K17. Both new fans and NBA 2K veterans will have the most comprehensive experience in our franchise’s history, starting with an unparalleled MyCAREER showcase placing gamers throughout a unique, compelling storyline.”
NBA 2K17 MyCAREER screens
As ever with a sports simulation, presentation is all important. NBA 2K17 is mixing things up with in-game commentary from a larger broadcasting team that, for the first time, changes from game to game. New additions to the roster include Chris Webber, Steve Smith, David Aldridge and Brent Barry.
And this year’s game features another extensive soundtrack with tracks curated by Imagine Dragons, Noah “40” Shabib of OVO Sound, Grimes, and Michael B. Jordan.
The NBA 2K17 Standard Edition is now available in both digital and physical formats for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC.
The NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition is also available for the princely sum of £74.99 and if that’s too cheap an extra fiver gets you the NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition Gold, which throws in some more bonus items.
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