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Check out the latest NBA 2K12 Developer Insight with Producer Ben Bishop, as he talks about the upcoming Legends Showcase DLC, which will release on November 29th for both PS3 and 360.

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Ben Bishop here, one of the producers for NBA 2K12. Im going to get into some of the details regarding our latest addition to the game, the Legends Showcase DLC. This is a project weve been pretty excited about for quite some time. First off, I think its important to note that this is something weve had in the works from the early stages of NBA 2K12s development cycle. We felt like with all the great things we were doing with Legend players in NBAs Greatest mode, there was still room for more. We really liked the idea of the NBAs Greatest teams helping to end the debate about the greatest team of all-time. But that left open a pretty big follow-up question: who is the greatest player of all-time? And with that, the Legends Showcase was born.

This is not Blacktop mode revisited or some simple mode that we yanked off the disc at the last minute. The amount of content we added, from art and presentation to animations and AI, required several months of dedicated time from the team and theres simply no way it could have been included in NBA 2K12. Legends Showcase really is a full-on unique product that offers a completely different experience from what you get in the main game.

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# 1 Pared @ 11/22/11 12:44 PM
Horse sounds like an absolute blast.
 
# 2 Serra11 @ 11/22/11 12:59 PM
I'd like to understand 1 thing crystal clear:
will it be possible thanks to this DLC,to customize the playbooks of the Greatest Teams???
 
# 3 ratedmoney @ 11/22/11 01:03 PM
Im starting to open up to getting this. Really wish the cell shaded graphics were not there but I can overlook it. Has there been an announcement on price yet ? The ability to put on street clothes would have made it look a lil better.
 
# 4 Tomba @ 11/22/11 01:07 PM
I dont know if this has been answered or not?

Can beluba Cam,stadium broadcast with height and zoom be possible in this mode?

Or are the only cameras available those that are in practice mode?
 
# 5 LD2k @ 11/22/11 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by ratedmoney
Im starting to open up to getting this. Really wish the cell shaded graphics were not there but I can overlook it. Has there been an announcement on price yet ?
Yes, it will be available for $10.00 on the 360 & PS3.
 
# 6 ratedmoney @ 11/22/11 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by LD2k
Yes, it will be available for $10.00 on the 360 & PS3.
$10/800msp sound good, just what I was hoping for. Just a little hint, you guys should bring back the draft combine as a early DLC that we can buy, you guys get a extra $10 we get to play a lil early
 
# 7 ratedmoney @ 11/22/11 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by DukeC
I really wish they would have pointed out that the cell-shading could be turned off in the Insight. They're getting killed on Facebook
It can ? where did you hear this ? I got catching up to do
 
# 8 Canquain @ 11/22/11 01:13 PM
Can we play with our my players online in the DLC?
 
# 9 Rockie_Fresh88 @ 11/22/11 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by 2k;Facebook
from art and presentation to animations and AI,... all of these players have the uniforms that go along with the team they were a part of in the peak year we assigned for them (see the full roster below).

So youll see a ton of new uniforms (both home and away) in Legends Showcase,... completely new overlays, wipes, and replays...NBAs Greatest mode become unlocked for use in NBA: Creating a Legend mode..., players are grouped by era, with two teams of 3 players from each decade of the NBA represented (1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s)...

1-on-1 up to 5-on-5 with the ability to choose what you want for things like Difficulty, Game Style (Casual or Simulation), Winning Score (5-50), Clear Ball (On or Off), Win By 2 (On or Off), and Winners Outs (On or Off... its still a simulation at heart. While we captured some fancier passes, dribble moves, and dunks to make the Legends stand out differentiate the gameplay, its all still grounded in reality. Think of it as a sort of a street simulation. We even made sure to spend a significant amount of time honing the AI for this type of game...

Additionally, youll also have full roster control over all those NBAs Greatest teams so you can bring them into Association mode or trade them to other teams...

Thats right, you can import your My Player (as Ronnie2K has done here) and see if you can compete with the best of the best..
Keep an eye out for the Legends Showcase on the Xbox Live Marketplace and PSN Store early next week itll be available on 11/29.


To sum...

Take my MONEY 2k lol...
 
# 10 Goffs @ 11/22/11 01:34 PM
so...what about the pc version of this?
 
# 11 qpc123 @ 11/22/11 01:48 PM
Ok, so if I am understanding correctly:

Beating the 2v2 mode unlocks the players from the NBA Greatest(already on disk not the DLC legends) for the Creating a Legend Mode.

Beating the 3v3 lets you take current NBA players(on the disk not on the DLC) into the Legends Showcase DLC and use them in all the modes.

HORSE, 21, and Pick-up games don't unlock anything.

However, it is mentioned that "Additionally, you’ll also have full roster control over all those NBA’s Greatest teams so you can bring them into Association mode or trade them to other teams."

It appears to me that simply purchasing the DLC is all that's required to "unlock" NBA Greatest teams rosters for trades and such.

What I am wondering is if I can get current players already on the disk into the Legends Showcase by beating the 3v3 , is there a way to get the players from the Legends Showcase into the regular game? The article does not state this specifically so I'm assuming that the answer is "no", but I am not sure why this option would be left out.

From what I gather from the 360 guys the Legends Showcase players are "hidden" on the disk(like the rookies with black arms or whatever). If this is the case I can't see why moving the Legends Showcase players onto the regular roster is not an option.

If purchasing the DLC allows the 360 roster/hex editors to use the Legends Showcase players minus the black arms thing I will be very upset(I'm a PS3 owner I'm you hadn't picked that up). This not an attack on the 360 editors or anything but if hex editing allows them access to 150 more players then it puts PS3 users at a disadvantage almost to point that the games can't be considered equal since there is no way to hex edit PS3.

I realize that not being able to hex edit for PS3 is a Sony issue and not something 2k can do anything about, however is something they have to be aware of. I can deal with not being able to hex edit everything for classic rosters(i.e. Jerseys) it is the price I choose to pay for going with the PS3. But 360 owners (possibly)getting access to an extra 150 players while paying the same price that I do is upsetting. The simple solution would be to let everyone have access to the Legends Showcase players in the main game, I can't why this would not be possible and I believe would boost the sales of this DLC which may be below 2k's expected #'s.

One last thing for those who may think that "causal fans" will eat up the DLC with the cell-shading and streetball feel take a minute to read the comments on the facebook page. Not a lot of positive feedback.
 
# 12 broadrivr @ 11/22/11 01:50 PM
So with the Classic Quick Match are we stuck with only playing on that Timesquare court or can we use the classic courts with the Greatest teams online???
 
# 13 Rockie_Fresh88 @ 11/22/11 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by qpc123
Ok, so if I am understanding correctly:

This not an attack on the 360 editors or anything but if hex editing allows them access to 150 more players then it puts PS3 users at a disadvantage almost to point that the games can't be considered equal since there is no way to hex edit PS3.

One last thing for those who may think that "causal fans" will eat up the DLC with the cell-shading and streetball feel take a minute to read the comments on the facebook page. Not a lot of positive feedback.
Yea I've read in the past those extra legends are only available in the showcase. That sucks for us ps3 users especially if they were "hidden on the disk." As far as the cel-shading concerned I've grown to like it. look at the past games like NBA ballers and NBA Street, that is the feel 2k is trying to capture. Is like a break from the main sim game, You know? Yeah those facebook comments are crazy though.
 
# 14 sdballer @ 11/22/11 01:59 PM
So I think this confirms that you can't use the players from the DLC in regular game. Bummer
 
# 15 alabamarob @ 11/22/11 02:09 PM
Once the dlc drops, all i will be playing until the lockout is over is legend quick matches, and online associations with the old squads included.
 
# 16 LebronGarnett12 @ 11/22/11 02:09 PM
vince on raptors = buy
 
# 17 sunsaz @ 11/22/11 02:41 PM
Good news: We get our roster, release date (next Tuesday for an added bonus), and the developer confirmation that we can freely edit the classic rosters.

Bad news: While they confirm the new 45 legends can be used in Creating A Legend mode, that still isn't a confirmation that they'll be usable on regular rosters for the other modes (Association, Quick Game, Etc.).
 
# 18 sdballer @ 11/22/11 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by sunsaz
Good news: We get our roster, release date (next Tuesday for an added bonus), and the developer confirmation that we can freely edit the classic rosters.

Bad news: While they confirm the new 45 legends can be used in Creating A Legend mode, that still isn't a confirmation that they'll be usable on regular rosters for the other modes (Association, Quick Game, Etc.).

Actually it only states that the players in the greatest mode can be used in CAL, not the new players from the DLC. With as much as people have asked if the players can be used across all modes, since they didn't address it, I'd guess not. Or maybe there will be a second DLC for $ that allows us to unlock these players.
 
# 19 sunsaz @ 11/22/11 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by sdballer
Actually it only states that the players in the greatest mode can be used in CAL, not the new players from the DLC. With as much as people have asked if the players can be used across all modes, since they didn't address it, I'd guess not. Or maybe there will be a second DLC for $ that allows us to unlock these players.
I stand corrected.
 
# 20 Pared @ 11/22/11 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by sdballer
Or maybe there will be a second DLC for $ that allows us to unlock these players.
I wouldn't expect this...
 

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