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2K Sports Welcomes Back Basketball
Celebrates return of NBA basketball with Christmas Day game simulations and discounts on NBA 2K12
“It sure feels like Christmas has arrived early here at 2K Sports,” said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. “We’re obviously thrilled that NBA basketball is set to return, so we are offering several ways for fans to join us in our excitement.”
Using NBA 2K12’s innovative NBA Today feature, stats, rosters, schedules and ratings will all be updated for the start of the NBA season, reflecting real-time events from actual NBA games. Players can expect everything in NBA 2K12 to mirror what’s happening in the league, from rookie signings and free agency movement, right down to the players’ newest shoes.
NBA 2K12 Product Discounts
Starting today and lasting through December 11, Amazon.com will offer NBA 2K12 for $39.99 on Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system, a $20 dollar discount from the suggested retail price of $59.99. Additionally, for a limited time, 2K Sports will sell NBA 2K12 for the iPhone and iPad for the discounted prices of $2.99 and $4.99, respectively. These discounts come at the perfect time for fans of the series, or for that gamer on anyone’s holiday shopping list.
Christmas Day Game Simulations
During the week of December 19, 2K Sports will use full-length video from NBA 2K12 to simulate the results of all five NBA games played on Christmas Day. These video clips will provide a realistic and compelling visual prediction of the day’s main events. To view, fans should go to Facebook.com/NBA2K.
Unique Add-On Content
Legends Showcase*, the downloadable add-on content for NBA® 2K12, is now available to be downloaded via PlayStation®Network or Xbox LIVE® for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Legends Showcase creates a truly unique basketball experience for all fans, featuring a new, cell-shaded art style set in New York City’s iconic Times Square.
About NBA 2K12
Fans can now take control of 15 hoops icons, including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Julius Erving in NBA 2K12’s all new NBA’s Greatest mode. Each of these 15 basketball legends were meticulously recreated with an uncanny level of detail, including period-specific depictions of their arenas, team uniforms, signature moves, and even historically accurate broadcast presentation styles. NBA 2K12 also features a revamped shooting mechanic with Total Shot Stick Control and an all-new post-play system, which allow fans to experience an unprecedented basketball simulation.
NBA 2K12 is now available at leading video game retailers nationwide for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Wii™ system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system and Games for Windows®.
*Add-on content. Requires NBA 2K12 to play.
NBA 2K12 is rated E for Everyone by theESRB. For more information on 2K Sports, visit www.2KSports.com. For more information on NBA 2K12, visit www.facebook.com/NBA2K.
2K Sports is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).