NBA 2K13 launches on October 2nd for PS3 and PSP
Players will soon be able to step onto the virtual hardwood once more, as 2K Sports have predictably announced that NBA 2K13 will be releasing this October. However, there is a little bit of a surprise – no PlayStation Vita version will be arriving this time around. As always though, the hit franchise will make an appearance on both PS3 and PSP.
For the console version, 2K has also revealed a pre-order incentive, to “thank the fans”; the NBA All-Star add-on pack. At present, there is no word on any retailer-specific deals, which is good news for the gamer.
2K – who have witnessed their game become the best-selling basketball sim for the past 4 years – had this to say on the All-Star DLC:
“Fans that pre-order NBA 2K13 for the PlayStation 3 will receive a new downloadable NBA All-Star content package presented by Sprite. This add-on content will be set in Houston, the site of the 2013 NBA All-Star Game and will allow fans to stage their own NBA All-Star Game, including three NBA All-Star events – the Foot Locker Three Point Shootout, BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, and the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest featuring all-new intuitive, pick-up-and-play controls.
Gamers can pit the NBA’s current superstars against classic players in both the Foot Locker Three Point Shootout and Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. Rosters for both the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge and 2013 NBA All-Star Game will feature the 2012 All-Stars, with dynamic updates to the 2013 rosters once the participants are announced.”
Finally, the publisher stated that this is “just the beginning of a lot of big news about NBA 2K13”. We’ll bring you more as we get it, with a highly probable showing over E3. Who knows, maybe they’ll even have a Lakers or Clippers player on stage. It’s not like any of them are too busy with the conference finals or anything…