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2K and the NBA 2K17 team have just announced "The Prelude" a free downloadable experience, giving you a head start on your MyCAREER, available for free on September 9, just one day after the mobile companion app releases, which allows you to scan your face into the game and much more. Watch the trailer here. (Only available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4)

Fans will have the ability to play college games, choosing from multiple Division I programs and boost their stock for the NBA Draft. You will also be able to try out the all-new tutorial mode, 2KU, featuring Coach K.

UPDATE: (9-2) NBA 2K17 The Prelude arrives at 12 AM EST on Sept. 9, worldwide on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Read the full press release below.

Download NBA® 2K17 “The Prelude” For Free Starting September 9th


Critically acclaimed franchise to give fans early start to this year’s MyCAREER experience, ability to play collegiate games and more!

2K today announced “The Prelude,” a free downloadable experience for NBA 2K17, the top-rated and top-selling NBA video game simulation series*, which will be available on September 9, 2016. For the first time in NBA 2K history, gamers – both new and old – will get to start their MyCAREER experience prior to the game’s launch on September 20, 2016 on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment systems. Gamers who download “The Prelude” will choose from multiple authentic Division I collegiate programs and have the ability to boost their stock for the NBA Draft. Additionally, “The Prelude” experience will include enhanced MyPlayer personalization through new mobile phone face scan technology via the MyNBA2K Companion App, and an all–new tutorial mode in 2KU, featuring 2016 USA Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski (“Coach K”).

“The Prelude was designed specifically to introduce new fans to our franchise, and give them an introduction to our legendary MyCAREER mode that puts the user at the center of an epic basketball story,” said Greg Thomas, President of Visual Concepts. “Veterans of NBA 2K will also love getting a head start on their MyCAREER, so when the game launches they can be ready to jump in and compete.”

During “The Prelude”, players will watch their draft stock fluctuate dynamically based on their performance across the participation of multiple authentic college games. In true cinematic form, they’ll also catch a glimpse of exclusive MyCAREER scenes through their customized avatar, which include interactions with high school coaches, teammates, and more. Players’ in-game performance during college play will ultimately influence where they are drafted upon entering the league in NBA 2K17.

“The incredible excitement during the first week of NBA 2K16’s launch showed us there was an opportunity to connect with even more fans prior to the formal release of NBA 2K17,” said Alfie Brody, VP of Marketing for NBA 2K. “We think we’ve given our passionate community something special with this year, and can’t wait to see the response from not only existing fans, but new ones as well.”

Included in “The Prelude” is 2KU, a tutorial featuring Coach K, focused on fundamental basketball strategies including pick and roll execution, proper defensive positioning, ball movement, boxing out, court awareness and more. Gamers can also use the MyNBA2K17 iOS and Android companion app to scan their facial likeness into their MyCAREER avatar within minutes. This new mobile phone camera fan scan technology serves as the perfect introduction to the custom experience, as players begin playing MyCAREER. Additionally, after September 16, 2016 gamers will be able to purchase and download playable “all-time great” teams for each of the playable colleges as well as special collegiate MyTeam cards representing legendary players.

The NBA 2K17 Standard Edition will be available in both digital and physical formats for $59.99 on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, and Windows PC platforms on September 20. The NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition will be available in digital and physical formats for $79.99 on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 system. Also available for pre-order is the NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition Gold offering fans the ultimate value at $99.99 with all of the regular NBA 2K17 Legend Edition contents plus bonus items. All fans who pre-order any version of NBA 2K17 will receive their copy at Early Tip-Off four days early, September 16.

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Member Comments
# 1 WTF @ 08/26/16 08:03 AM
Pow. They just dropped the mic.
 
# 2 Scramz718 @ 08/26/16 08:03 AM
This is dope, bravo 2k!
 
# 3 juicey79 @ 08/26/16 08:06 AM
Wow! Just...Wow! I liked everything especially the college crowd atmosphere.
 
# 4 shegotgame @ 08/26/16 08:07 AM
Now that's what I'm talking about!


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# 5 Dmanning2 @ 08/26/16 08:07 AM
No more grouped attribute upgrading is a plus
 
# 6 Jrocc23 @ 08/26/16 08:11 AM
Yeah, I am hype. Glad they are going with what they did back in 2K10 w/ the Draft Combine. Also looks like we will be able to play in the Olympics. Man, what.

Seeing some new badges as well. And seems like based on your position and player type some badges won't be upgradable.

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# 7 trekfan @ 08/26/16 08:11 AM
That was pretty cool. Loved that crowd, looks like they're LIVE this year (at least at college). Disappointed not to see the PC crowd given access to this (the press release doesn't mention them in relation to anything other than the main game at the end), but that's par for the course.

Looks like this year we've gotten stuck with another forced nickname ... this time "The Prez." Better than the Freak I guess?
 
# 8 scottyp180 @ 08/26/16 08:11 AM
"purchase and download playable “all-time great” teams for each of the playable colleges as well as special collegiate MyTeam cards representing legendary players."

Classic college teams in 2k? That's crazy. Never expected this. I wonder if it's the same colleges as last year or if they added more.

One thing that I really liked about the trailer was the my player voice. He sounded like an average guy. Last year the voice sounded like someone from the hood or something.
 
# 9 Detroitfan4life1993 @ 08/26/16 08:12 AM
Sweet so we can scan our face and start our career before the game comes out!
 
# 10 Smirkin Dirk @ 08/26/16 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by scottyp180

One thing that I really liked about the trailer was the my player voice. He sounded like an average guy. Last year the voice sounded like someone from the hood or something.
Hi Mr Trump. I hope you lose the election.
 
# 11 scottyp180 @ 08/26/16 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by trekfan
That was pretty cool. Loved that crowd, looks like they're LIVE this year (at least at college). Disappointed not to see the PC crowd given access to this (the press release doesn't mention them in relation to anything other than the main game at the end), but that's par for the course.

Looks like this year we've gotten stuck with another forced nickname ... this time "The Prez." Better than the Freak I guess?
I hope we can at least choose it this year. It was annoying that you could choose a nickname last year but you were still mostly called "freak".
 
# 12 ballstreet2k @ 08/26/16 08:16 AM
I hope we can murder our college coach's family
 
# 13 Man2ManD @ 08/26/16 08:17 AM
No PC?

Well...
 
# 14 scottyp180 @ 08/26/16 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Smirkin Dirk
Hi Mr Trump. I hope you lose the election.
Sorry man I didn't mean to offend anyone. I didn't know how else to phrase it. I love the option to select a voice. Everyone has different dialects, accents, and ways they speak. I just hated the voice last year and the Spike Lee story line as a whole because is was built on the idea of "this is your story" but my player was nothing like me asides from a similar face. Heck even the hair was a struggle.
 
# 15 Gosens6 @ 08/26/16 08:18 AM
Pretty cool for the my career guys! Definitely happy for yall.

Being an exclusive my league guy, this doesn't get me excited in the least bit.



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# 16 scottyp180 @ 08/26/16 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by scottyp180
Sorry man I didn't mean to offend anyone. I didn't know how else to phrase it. I love the option to select a voice. Everyone has different dialects, accents, and ways they speak. I just hated the voice last year and the Spike Lee story line as a whole because is was built on the idea of "this is your story" but my player was nothing like me asides from a similar face. Heck even the hair was a struggle.
I would love***
 
# 17 stlpimpmonsta @ 08/26/16 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by scottyp180
"purchase and download playable “all-time great” teams for each of the playable colleges as well as special collegiate MyTeam cards representing legendary players."



Classic college teams in 2k? That's crazy. Never expected this. I wonder if it's the same colleges as last year or if they added more.



One thing that I really liked about the trailer was the my player voice. He sounded like an average guy. Last year the voice sounded like someone from the hood or something.


You may want to rethink the last two lines my man. I know you didn't meant no ill will but still.

Anyways on to the topic. Wow Steve was right. Didn't expect this at all. Kinda like Draft Combine all over again only waaaay better.


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# 18 Vni @ 08/26/16 08:22 AM
Nice. Is it the same for european players ? Same day ?
 
# 19 JayReichelt4 @ 08/26/16 08:22 AM
Really phenomenal trailer. The last scene about Coach K and Team USA makes me a little worried though. If there is an Olympic/FIBA aspect of MyCareer, I'd be very annoyed if you get locked in to playing with Team USA. I'm Australian, surely I'd be able to play for the Boomers, right?
 
# 20 CrimsionXBL @ 08/26/16 08:25 AM
I am very excited for this, I absolutely loved the NBA 2k10 Draft Combine and I thought it added another level of depth, but this, playing through some sort of a college career along with the potential to play in the Olympics (I wonder if you'll be forced to play on Team USA because I'm Canadian) is amazing.

This still doesn't divert me from the lack of info, being a main MyGM/MyLeague guy myself, but I dabble in MyCareer and I'll take this for what it is, a chance to scan myself into the game, earn VC early through the App and get a taste of 2k a week before it comes out, can't complain about that, except for that it's still 2 weeks away haha.
 

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