NBA 2K18 looks to show up again this year with a new and improved MyCareer experience.

The MyCareer mode is heavily played by the 2K community on all platforms.  If you are not familiar with this game mode, you basically make your own player and add attributes, badges, clothing, sneakers, and the ability to add your face with their face-scan technology.  Once your player is created, you are able to go through a story mode and go through the ranks of an NBA season.  You also can take your talents to the new Neighborhood system that adds a whole new world to the MyCareer mode.

Previously, MyCareer had the MyPark world in which you took your player to the several playable courts.  This time however, you have a new open world concept, similar to the Grand Theft Auto games in which you walk your character through the neighborhood filled with other players.  In this Neighborhood, you live your virtual life as a hooper by visiting outdoor courts, improve your game in the Gatorade gym, get a fresh new cut, and even purchase new sneakers at the local Foot Locker.

Read the full press release below.

NBA 2K Unveils Groundbreaking New Way to Play NBA 2K18 Your Way with The Neighborhood

Live the life of a baller in a completely immersive and interactive basketball community

New York, NY – August 31, 2017 – 2K today unveiled the evolution of the NBA 2K franchise with the introduction of the first live world inside NBA 2K18. The team is bringing the most loved elements of NBA 2K – MyPARK, Pro-Am and the popular MyCAREER experience – together into a shared world for players to truly experience the life of an NBA athlete, both on the court and off.

“We’ve elevated the NBA 2K experience to new heights by putting players at the center of a fully-immersive basketball environment to explore, socialize, and most importantly compete,” said Greg Thomas, President of Visual Concepts. We can’t wait to see what this means for the future of the brand, and for fans to get their hands on NBA 2K18 starting September 15th.”

The Neighborhood is unlike anything ever seen in NBA 2K or any other sports career mode before. MyPLAYERs live in a neighborhood environment with several locations in the city blocks to visit, flush with other MyPLAYERS and characters with whom to interact. Experiences and ratings revolve around player actions, whether it’s running into Kyrie Irving while getting a shave at the barbershop, competing on the courts in The Playground, getting inked at the tattoo parlor, listening to the latest beats or showing off the latest gear to friends while strolling the block. A user’s experience is entirely shaped by how they compete, allowing them to reap the rewards of playing NBA 2K18 the way they enjoy it most.

NBA 2K18 is also introducing the Road to 99, the overarching meta-game that rewards users for improving their MyPLAYER’s overall rating, regardless of which modes they choose to play. Featuring a unified badge system across Pro-Am, Park and their NBA journey in MyCAREER, their attributes, animations and badges all combine to define their play style on your road to a 99 overall rating.

As previously announced, on September 8, fans can get an early taste of NBA 2K18 with this year’s version of “The Prelude,” a free, downloadable experience that begins their journey into The Neighborhood available on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. Players can kick-off their NBA 2K18 experience prior to the game’s launch and continue where they left off when the game officially releases one week later.

Developed by Visual Concepts, NBA 2K18 is rated by the E10+ by the ESRB. NBA 2K18 will be available for PlayStation®4 system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Xbox 360; Nintendo Switch and Windows PC platforms on September 19, 2017.

Fans can pre-order NBA 2K18 at participating North American retail and online vendors, ensuring they receive their copy and in-game bonuses ahead of the game’s September 19th release date.

From the outside looking in, The Neighborhood seems to be a game changer.  Combining sub-modes from previous years like MyCareer, MyPark, and Pro-Am in a central hub of activity sounds awesome.  The interaction between players brings was already strength for the NBA 2K franchise, but this goes beyond the means of your normal basketball simulation.

Check out all the latest photos including the Run The Neighborhood video piece below.  NBA 2K18 will hit retailers September 19, 2017.  If you pre-order, you can purchase the game on 9/15 to get an early start.

 

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