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NBA 2K16 Release Date Pre-order for Xbox One, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, and PS3; News of the Early Tip-Off Or Michael Jordan Special Editions

( [email protected] ) Sep 25, 2015 01:52 AM EDT
This year's NBA 2K16 promises to be quite something thanks to its advancements, and there will also be some interesting pre-order bonuses for those who purchase the NBA 2K16 before its release date.  This is what is known about NBA 2K16 Release Date Pre-order for Xbox One, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 as well as News of the Early Tip-Off or Michael Jordan Special Editions.
NBA 2K16 is coming. 2K Games

This year's NBA 2K16 promises to be quite something thanks to its advancements, and there will also be some interesting pre-order bonuses for those who purchase the NBA 2K16 before its release date.  This is what is known about NBA 2K16 Release Date Pre-order for Xbox One, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 as well as News of the Early Tip-Off or Michael Jordan Special Editions.

According to Gotta Be Mobile, if you want to play basketball on the Xbox One or PS4, you are going to have to get the go-to game for basketball with NBA 2K16.  Of course, fans are already expecting it, and there are several forms of it. 

Just to let you know, the Release Date of the game is September 29th, and it is available for about $59.99.  For those that want to pre-order it, you might as well get it this weekend for what 2K Games is calling the Early Tip-Off.  This deal can be found at sites like Gamestop, and those that take advantage of this deal will get to play the entire game four days early on Friday, September 25th.  The Early Tip-Off edition also includes 10,000 in Virtual currency and three MyTeam Emerald Packs with at least one prized player each. 

If you are willing to spend a little more, you can get yourself the NBA 2K16 Michael Jordan edition, which is only available for the PC, Xbox One, or PS4.  The package, which is available for $79.99 has Jordan on the cover with gold background as well as a "Special Edition Moments Card", a Jordan NBA 2K16 poster, a Jordan Wall Cling, 30,000 in Virtual Currency, as well as the 3 different Emerald Packs for MyTeam.  There will also be codes for Jordan's shirt, shoes, T-shirt, and jersey with this version of the game. 

For those looking to get in on NBA 2K16 early, you had better believe that there will be midnight releases, just like there are when any popular game is released.  The aforementioned Gamestop is running a release on September 25th.  Best Buy is also planning something similar, but not any event to hold the game for potential buyers.  Surely Wal-Mart and Target are doing the same thing.  There is always the possibility of Digital Downloading on both the Xbox Store and PlayStation Store. 

So what can players expect of this game?  Quite a lot.  According to Dime, 2K Games revealed the gameplay improvements for this year's NBA 2K16.  Specifically, they wanted to show the realism with the players on the court, like ones based on real-life NBA counterparts.  An example of one of the advancements that the developers have made is with Steph Curry (who is on one of the covers for the game) and how he moves.  There are subtleties like how he will look for the ball that look like what the actual player would do on an NBA court. 

One of the biggest problems with sports games is that they are based on real-life athletes, and their faces have to look realistic to immerse the player in a pro basketball environment.  In the last incarnation of this game, only NBA players' faces were scanned.  In NBA 2K16, the entire players' body is scanned. 

According to a separate article from Gotta Be Mobile, the famed African-American director Spike Lee will be involved as a producer on NBA 2K16.  Lee also wrote and directed the MyCareer mode that will be featured on this year's version of the game.  

For those who are not familiar with MyCareer, it is one of many modes of the NBA 2K franchise offers outside its typical exhibitions.  The purpose is to make you feel like a real NBA rookie, and 2K Game's Ryan Peters says that Spike Lee was brought in to "transform the narrative".  Lee, who once directed Denzel Washington in a basketball film He Got Game, is a good choice for the 90 minutes of actual narrative in the game, and it will have its own plot, protagonist, and antagonist.