NBA 2K12 Preview

This NBA 2k12 preview gives a quick look at what can be expected from 2k Sport’s upcoming sports title!

2K Sports has not revealed specific details for NBA 2K12, but they did showcase a gameplay presentation at E3 2011 with Kobe Bryant. The game will be released on October 4th 2011 exclusively on the Playstation 3! It has also become apparent that Duck Down Records and 2K Sports hosted a competition for a song placement on the official game soundtrack.

Take a look at this interview with NBA 2k12’s producer, in which he talks about what we can expect to see from the newest title!

See how the newest basketball video game NBA 2K12 plays with the PlayStation Move support in this E3 2011 Stage Demo.

And take a peek at this Exclusive Legends Reveal Interview with 2K Marketing Director Chris Snyder.

Key Features of NBA 2k12

Here is a list of key elements that will be available in 2k Sport’s NBA 2k12, based on news and announcements made so far.

Greatest Mode
In the feature, gamers will be able to play through some of the most memorable moments of 15 legends and their teams, including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Dr. J, and Kareem Abdul Jabbar! Playing through this mode will allow you to unlock these teams and legends in order to match them up against current greats like Kobe’s Lakers and Dirk’s Mavs. The games will not necessarily be historic recreations of specific moments, like last year’s “Jordan Challenge.”

The matchups are:

  • 1964-65 Boston Celtics (Russell) vs. Los Angeles Lakers
  • 1970-71 Milwaukee Bucks (Robertson) vs. Lakers
  • 1970-71 Lakers (West) vs. Atlanta Hawks
  • 1971-72 Lakers (Chamberlain) vs. Knicks
  • 1984-1985 Philadelphia 76ers (Erving) vs. Bucks
  • 1985-86 Celtics (Bird) vs. Hawks
  • 1986-87 Lakers (Kareem) vs. Celtics
  • 1988-1989 Detroit Pistons (Thomas) vs. Bulls
  • 1990-91 Lakers (Johnson) vs. Portland Trail Blazers
  • 1992-1993 Bulls (Jordan) vs. Charlotte Hornets
  • 1993-1994 Houston Rockets (Olajuwon) vs. Denver Nuggets
  • 1994-1995 Knicks (Ewing) vs. Orlando Magic
  • 1995-1996 Bulls (Pippen) vs. Seattle Supersonics
  • 1997-1998 Utah Jazz (Stockton) vs. Lakers
  • 1997-1998 Jazz (Malone) vs. San Antonio Spurs.

The Roster
The list of Legends will include: Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Julius Erving were confirmed for the game a couple of weeks ago. They will be joined by Bill Russell, Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain, Isiah Thomas, Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing, Scottie Pippen, John Stockton and Karl Malone.

Realism
More attention in this title is being paid to replicating the look and feel of a TV broadcast with a pre-game montage, flashy overlay graphics, half-time shows and cheerleaders. Players can also interact with the entire first row of the crowd.

Watch the unbelievable “Momentous Trailer”, featuring Eminem & Royce Da 59’s “Fast Lane”!

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