NBA 2K16 is the essential basketball game to buy for most gamers, even with limited competition from NBA Live. As we creep closer to the NBA 2K16 release date, we want to highlight the essential information that players need to know about this game — including a new Micheal Jordan cover.
Just like you can play Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 early, there is a special early NBA 2K16 release date for users who pre-order a limited edition of the game.
EA Sports traditionally dominates the sports games on consoles, but even with NBA Live 16 upgrades the dominating force behind NBA 2K games will likely deliver another year of standout gaming.
That said, we are still waiting for a full reveal of the NBA 2K16 features, upgrades and our first look at NBA 2K16 gameplay. We do know that Spike Lee is going to play a role in the game and that there is a big focus on the story of the player.
With the MyPLAYER mode you can control your player through the full process of becoming a NBA star. This may include playing through high school or college games to work your way to becoming a big name in the NBA. 2K Games teases, “With animations that provide smoother movement and more realistic articulation, it’s certain to be the most authentic NBA gaming experience yet.”
Here’s what you need to know about the NBA 2K16 release now, so you can prepare, get the version you want and score a deal on the game while you are at it.
NBA 2K16 Release Date
The NBA 2K16 release date is September 29th, but this is not when most players will get to play the game.
Retailers are selling a special Early Tip Off version that comes with a NBA 2K16 release date that is four days earlier on September 25th. This may be due in part to the EA Access subscription service that will allow early play on NBA Live 16 this fall. Whatever the reason, it means you can play early without spending extra money. You do need to pre-order for this access though.
On top of the early access pre-orders get, 10,000 in NBA Virtual Currency and a NBA 2K MyTeam VIP Pack with 3 MyTEAM Emerald Packs that guarantee an Emerald player.
The NBA 2K16 release date brings the game to PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360 with pre-orders already live. It's also good to know that 2K Games lists a PC version of NBA 2K16 with retailers coming soon.