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.
EA Sports have posted a new Euroleague Sizzle trailer for NBA Jam: On Fire Edition over on the official Facebook page. As the name implies, the trailer confirms that the game will include a selection of Euroleague teams, specifically the final four from Euroleague 2011: Panathinaikos BC, Montepaschi Siena, Maccabi Tel Aviv and Real Madrid. With this revelation, it will be interesting to see if any Euroleague teams are featured in the future sim titles from EA Sports, in addition to FIBA teams. In the meantime, check out the Euroleague Sizzle trailer and add your thoughts in the comments or this thread in the Virtual Hardwood section of the NLSC Forum.
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.
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.
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.
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With all the NBA 2K12 and NBA Jam: On Fire Edition news as of late, last week I once again neglected to post the usual reminder about our Wishlist initiatives for EA Sports’ next NBA sim title. We are still collecting signatures for our PC Petition, an initiative we hope will demonstrate to EA Sports our enthusiasm for basketball gaming on the PC platform. We are also still compiling feedback for our Wishlist, so if you have bug reports, suggestions about features you want to see fixed, upgraded or added, things about NBA 2K that you like and would like to see EA Sports implement in their game or any constructive feedback you think would make the game better, be sure to post it ASAP. You can also provide additional feedback via our Wishlist Survey, the results of which we’ll also be submitting to the new Dev Team along with the main Wishlist. A big thanks as always to everyone who has signed the Petition and contributed to the Wishlist so far!
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.
The one and only MessenjahMatt has posted a new NBA 2K11 video highlighting another moment in Michael Jordan’s career, this time the famous shrug during Game 1 of the 1992 NBA Finals.
You can discuss the video here in the NLSC Forum.
As you can see, we’ve posted a new poll to go along with our new design. What do you think of the new look? Cast your vote now!
Our previous poll asked “What are your favourite kind of mods for NBA Live/NBA 2K?” It seems historical mods remain the most popular garnering 34% of the vote, while FIBA based mods finished second with 22%. 17% of voters like NCAA mods best while Euroleague mods are preferred by a further 13%. The final 14% expressed a preference for all other types of mods. Be sure to check out the NLSC Forum for the latest updates from the talented individuals in the NBA Live and NBA 2K modding communities.
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.
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.
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