Fans to receive NBA All-Star add-on content presented by Sprite with pre-order purchase, including all-new Sprite Slam Dunk Contest mode
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 30, 2012-- 2K Sports today announced that? NBA? 2K13 , the next installment of the top-rated?NBA?video game simulation franchise* for twelve straight years and the follow-up to the award-winning? NBA?2K12 , will be available on?Tuesday, October 2, 2012?in?North America?and?October 5, 2012internationally for the Xbox 360? video game and entertainment system from?Microsoft, PlayStation?3 computer entertainment system, PSP? (PlayStation?Portable) system, Wii™ system and Windows PC. A Wii U™ version of NBA? 2K13? will be available in the launch window, at a later date.
Fans that pre-order? NBA?2K13 ?for the Xbox 360 or 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.
"The?NBA?All-Star package is our way saying 'thank you' to fans for their ongoing love of the? NBA?2K? series," saidJason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. "This content provides a ton of depth and value to our fans, and it's just the beginning of a lot of big news about? NBA? 2K13 ."
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.
Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio,? NBA ? 2K13? is not yet rated by the ESRB and will be available onOctober 2, 2012?in?North America?and?October 5, 2012?internationally. The Wii U version of the title will be available during the holiday season. Fans are encouraged to pre-order now at participating retailers in order to receive theNBA?All-Star content on day one at no extra cost.
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2K Sports is a division of 2K, a publishing label of?Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.?(NASDAQ: TTWO).
*According to 2008 - 2012 Gamerankings.com and?The NPD Group?estimates of U.S. retail video game sales throughApril 2012.
NBA?2K13? ESRB RATING PENDING: Visit? http://cts.vresp.com/c/?AccessCommunications/d63b685638/1ba191d56c/e11085b311?for rating information.
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