NBA 2K17 doesn’t launch until Sept. 20, but interested parties can get a leg up on the game’s career mode with “The Prelude,” a free download that will be available 11 days early, publisher 2K Sports announced today.
“The Prelude” will allow anyone on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One to play the introduction of MyCareer, the NBA 2K series’ single-player RPG mode, starting Sept. 9. That’s a full week before NBA 2K17 itself launches for pre-order customers under 2K Sports’ Early Tip-Off program, and it’s unprecedented in the franchise’s history. It’s also the first time since 2012 in which 2K Sports will offer a pre-release demo, or something like it, for an NBA 2K game.
As you can see in the trailer above, “The Prelude” will feature NBA 2K’s new MyPlayer creation process. In NBA 2K17, your created athlete’s physical attributes — such as height, weight and wingspan — will affect their skills on the court. The game will also connect to the MyNBA2K17 mobile app on Android and iOS; through the app, you’ll be able to scan your face onto your NBA 2K17 MyPlayer. (The app is scheduled to be released Sept. 8).
NBA 2K17 will be released on 16 September 2017 for PS3, PS4, XOne, X360, & PC.
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