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NBA 2K12 Screenshot: Patrick Ewing’s NBA’s Greatest Game

2K Sports have posted another new NBA 2K12 screenshot featuring the starting lineups from an NBA’s Greatest game. This time it’s Patrick Ewing’s game that’s in the spotlight, as we get a glimpse of his 1995 New York Knicks and their opponents, Shaq and Penny’s Orlando Magic.

Join in the discussion of the NBA’s Greatest lineup screens here in the NLSC Forum.

NBA 2K12 Developer Insight #4 – Playcall System

The fourth Developer Insight for NBA 2K12 has been posted over on the official Facebook page. This week, Gameplay Director Rob Jones checks in to talk about the playcalling system in this year’s game. Of note, Rob talks about the assignment of plays to players rather than positions, diversity of play types, dynamic playbooks, updates to the playcalling menus, the new “Run Best Play” option, defensive adjustments, out of bounds plays and much more. The Insight also includes seven screenshots which give us a glimpse of the playbook menus and playcalling in action. It’s well worth a read to get the scoop on all the playcalling controls, options and AI in NBA 2K12, so check it out and join in the discussion here in the Forum.

NBA 2K12 on GT.TV – Full Episode at GameTrailers.com

For those who didn’t catch it or would like to watch it again, the full September 2nd episode of GameTrailers TV which spotlights NBA 2K12 can now be found here over on GameTrailers.com. The first segment includes a chat with NBA 2K12 Vice President of Marketing Jason Argent in which he outlines the goals for this year’s game and features several highlight clips. The second segment, beginning at the 5:04 mark, features Gameplay Director Rob Jones talking about improvements to controls including the ability to break out of more animations, the fluidity when controlling the ballhandler and the new post-up controls along with more gameplay footage and a quick word on playcalling, AI and presentation.

The third segment begins around the 10:40 mark and covers NBA’s Greatest, with commentary from producer Eric Boenisch and footage from a few classic games which show off the retro video filters and scorebugs. The gameplay footage also offers a demonstration of the Shot Quality meter, which rates shots from A+ down to F. Check it out and add your thoughts in this thread in our NBA 2K12 section.

NBA 2K12 Momentous Trailer

Wow.  Just wow.  MomentousCeltic (aka EdotD) does it again with his official trailer for NBA 2K12.  Footage from historic and current players, alternate jerseys and awesome moves in this trailer along with his slick effects and transitions.  Truly a sight to behold.

If you are looking for information, well, not much to be gained from this trailer.  Historic teams do not have warmups on the bench still (same as 2K11) but other than that, I can’t seem to notice anything else new.

Check it out and discuss in the Forum here.

NBA 2K12 Developer Insight #3 – Art Direction

The third NBA 2K12 Developer Insight has been posted over on the official Facebook page, along with some new screenshots. NBA 2K12’s Art Director Lynell Jinks checks in this time to talk about recreating the appearances of over 150 retired players for NBA’s Greatest, updating the likenesses of close to 400 active players and interaction with the front row. He also touches on the visual effects in the presentation for NBA’s Greatest games set in the 60s and 70s, with further details to come in future Insights. Be sure to give it a read and join in the discussion here in the Forum.

Operation Sports’ NBA 2K12 Preview (Part One)

Operation Sports’ Steve Bartlett has posted part one of an in-depth preview of NBA 2K12. It offers some hands-on impressions of the new post-up controls, the smoother animations and other gameplay improvements as well as  some thoughts on NBA’s Greatest and presentation, both in-game and the frontend. You can discuss the preview here in the NBA 2K12 section of the NLSC Forum, thanks to The Greatest10 for the heads up.

Upcoming NBA 2K12 Previews

We can expect the NBA 2K12 previews to continue this week with new footage, interviews and a Developer Insight. 2K Sports posted an update on Facebook announcing that raw gameplay footage will be shown this Thursday on Spike TV at 10:05 PST (1:05 EST), while an in-depth preview and interviews can be seen Thursday night on Gametrailers TV. Ronnie 2K also mentioned the upcoming Developer Insight on art in NBA 2K12 in this Tweet. We’ll of course keep everyone posted right here on the NLSC and in the Forum.

New NBA’s Greatest Screenshots: ’65 Celtics & Lakers, ’93 Bulls & Hornets

2K Sports posted two new NBA’s Greatest screenshots over the weekend, featuring the starting lineups of four more teams included in NBA’s Greatest: the 1965 Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers and the 1993 Chicago Bulls and Charlotte Hornets.

 

Leave a comment or add your thoughts in this thread in the NLSC Forum.

NBA 2K12 Xbox Live Achievements Revealed

Xbox360Achievements.org have revealed the complete list of Achievements for NBA 2K12. Interestingly, one of the Achievements mentions NBA: Creating a Legend mode, which suggests that we’ll be able to take the fifteen featured legends into a My Player-type single player career mode similar to MJ: Creating a Legend in NBA 2K11. The list also reveals that the game will feature online associations and a couple of expansions to My Player including player contracts and “purchases” such as dunk packages. Check it out and have your say in this thread in the NLSC Forum. Thanks to The Greatest10 for the heads up.

Update on ’02 Kings & ’91 Warriors in NBA 2K12

Kotaku’s Owen Good has posted a couple of Tweets (which you can see here and here) that offer clarification on the inclusion of the 2002 Sacramento Kings and 1991 “Run-TMC” Golden State Warriors in NBA 2K12. Originally billed as pre-order bonuses, it seems that all copies of the game will ship with a code that allows users to unlock the two teams, but as with the Larry Bird and Magic Johnson covers those copies will be available for a limited time only. If any further details or clarification is made available, we will be sure to post an update.

LaPhonso Ellis added to 1994 Nuggets in NBA 2K12

Ronnie 2K has announced via Twitter that LaPhonso Ellis has been added to the 1993/1994 Denver Nuggets roster in NBA 2K12:

We have just secured the #NBA2K12 rights to ’93 Denver Nuggets LaPhonso Ellis and added him to roster

It will be interesting to see if 2K Sports are able to secure the rights to any other players that weren’t included when the teams for NBA’s Greatest were revealed. While it seems unlikely that they’ll end up being able to get someone like Charles Barkley in the game at this point, we could see the rosters for certain teams rounded out a little more before the game goes gold.