NBA 2K16 Box Art

This game was released on September 29, 2015 and is no longer available to pre-order. Any incentives that were offered are listed below.

NBA 2K16 is a basketball simulator developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports. Compared to its predecessor, it features more lifelike crowds, better player movement animations, and even more realistic shoes – all changes aimed at making NBA 2K16 “the most authentic NBA gaming experience yet.” It is also said that the game improves post play and allows taller athletes to use their height advantage over the smaller defenders when close to the basket.

Stephen Curry, James Harden, and Anthony Davis all get their own individual NBA 2K16 covers; the distribution is entirely random. That being said, the game comes with a folded insert featuring all three famous NBA players, so you can choose the star to grace the cover of your copy.

Pre-order bonuses

NBA 2K16 Pre-Order Bonus

Pre-order NBA 2K16 to get the Early Tip-off Edition for free and start playing on on September 25, four days before the official launch, plus the following extras:

  • 10,000 in Virtual Currency
  • MyTEAM VIP Package (platform-dependent):
    • PS4 / XB1 / PC – 3 MyTEAM Emerald Packs each with a guaranteed Emerald player
    • PS3 / Xbox 360 – MyTEAM Gold Booster Pack with guaranteed Gold player and 4 additional Gold items

This incentive is available at all participating retail and online vendors.

Story Is Everything

One of the most touted aspects of the upcoming game is the fact that Spike Lee is writing the storyline for the single player MyCareer mode. According to the famed director, “we follow a kid through the trials and tribulations of being a top high school player and the decisions he has to make.”

NBA 2K16 is scheduled to be released on September 29, 2015 for all supported platforms simultaneously.

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