Posted Time: 2017.09.13
Before the official release of the NBA 2K18, people who pre-ordered NBA2K18 can pre-load it on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Pre-loading lets you install the game to your system so you can play the moment it officially unlocks.
People who pre-order get the Early Tip-Off Edition, which unlocks on September 15, ahead of the game's official release date on September 19.
You don't have to wait until then to play some part of NBA 2K18, as the game's Prelude demo is out now. The Prelude includes a taste of the MyCareer. It also lets you check out Neighborhoods mode, the game's new shared social space.
In addition to PS4 and Xbox One, NBA 2K18 is coming to Nintendo Switch, PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on September 19. 2K Sports recently revealed what's new and different in the game's MyTeam (buy NBA2K18 MT coins) mode. It also shared the top 10 players by overall rating, which includes a few surprises.
NBA 2K18 Handshakes Live Action Trailer Released
2K Games has released a new live-action trailer for NBA 2K18, called Handshakes. And, well, it pretty much delivers on what the name suggests. The video follows a young boy walking through his neighborhood, through a bar, a tattoo parlor, and other places. On his way, he runs into a bunch of friends, which, as it turns out, are NBA stars. He exchanges a different handshake with every one of them, each more elaborate than the last. As the young boy puts it, it’s just another day in the neighborhood.
Basically, what this whole trailer does is introduce you to the concept of The Neighborhood, a new game mode in NBA 2K18. The Neighborhood will be a social space for players to come to and hang out. You can check out the tattoo parlor and barber shop to change the look of your player, listen to music at the record shop, meet NPCs and other players, etc. Of course, you can also compete against the others in The Playground.
If you want to get a taste of NBA 2K18 and The Neighborhood, you already can. The playable demo, called The Prelude, is available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Any progress you make will carry over to the full game once it launches on September 19th, 2017.