Legends Showcase cover art.
|Platform(s)||Xbox 360, Playstation 3 (DLC)|
|Release date(s)||November 29th, 2011|
The Legends Showcase is downloadable content for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of NBA 2K12, released on November 29th 2011. Building upon the historical content of NBA 2K12, it includes 150 new former NBA players and features several new game modes in a street court setting with cel-shaded, cartoon style presentation. It also adds the ability to play unranked games with teams from NBA's Greatest. The Legends Showcase could be purchased for 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live or for $10 in the PlayStation Network store.
It is no longer available for purchase.
The following modes are available in the Legends Showcase:
2v2 Teammate Challenge
The 2v2 Teammate Challenge allows you to choose from one of 15 preset duos and try to take out the rest in 2-on-2 games to 11. Successfully completing the 2v2 Teammate Challenge unlocks players in NBA's Greatest for use in NBA: Creating a Legend.
3v3 Era Challenge
In the 3v3 Era Challenge, users play 3-on-3 games between teams comprised of players from different eras. After defeating all of the old school teams and teams comprised of the new generation of NBA stars, the NBA's current stars are unlocked for use in the Legends Showcase.
As the name would imply, H-O-R-S-E simply features games of H-O-R-S-E involving the players included in the Legends Showcase. Users can choose from several different trick shots and locations on and around the court when making their attempts. Attempts in H-O-R-S-E use a different shooting mechanic than regular gameplay.
Game of 21
Game of 21 is another playground basketball game, with users being able to pit the included legends against one another. The first player to score 21 points wins the game.
Pick-Up Game is a mode that offers users the ability to set up their own custom games using the players included in the Legends Showcase, from 1-on-1 games to regular 5-on-5. Other settings included game stylr (casual or simulation), winning score and winner's outs.
Classic Quick Match
The Legends Showcase DLC also adds a new option to the Online portion of the game, Classic Quick Match. This option allows users to play an unranked online game using the teams from NBA's Greatest. The DLC also adds full roster control over the NBA's Greatest teams, meaning users can modify the rosters or take players from NBA's Greatest into Association Mode.
Users are also able to import their My Player into the Legends Showcase and use them in H-O-R-S-E, Game of 21 and pick-up games.
The Legends Showcase opts for a cel-shaded, cartoon style of presentation. All games take place in a custom street court situated in New York's Times Square.
While gaming publications have generally given the Legends Showcase favourable reviews, response from gamers hasn't been quite as enthusiastic. Many users have complained that the DLC includes features and players that should have been included in the base game. PC users were also left disgruntled as the DLC was only made available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.