2K Sports has revealed 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 for the XBox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii. A Wii U version will be available in the Wii U 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.
Are you a fan of the NBA 2K series? Will you be picking up this title?