2K Sports Announces NBA 2K17: The Prelude


With NBA 2K17 set to release on September 20, 2K Sports has announced “The Prelude,” a free downloadable app that will let players start their ‘MyCAREER’ experience prior to the game’s official launch.

The Prelude, which is set to release on September 9, will allow players to create their own character and choose attributes such as play style and physical characteristics.

The Prelude was designed specifically to introduce new fans to our franchise, and give them an introduction to our legendary MyCAREER mode that puts the user at the center of an epic basketball story,” said Greg Thomas, President of Visual Concepts. “Veterans of NBA 2K will also love getting a head start on their MyCAREER, so when the game launches they can be ready to jump in and compete.

During “The Prelude”, players will watch their draft stock fluctuate dynamically based on their performance across the participation of multiple authentic college games. In true cinematic form, they’ll also catch a glimpse of exclusive MyCAREER scenes through their customized avatar, which include interactions with high school coaches, teammates, and more. Players’ in-game performance during college play will ultimately influence where they are drafted upon entering the league in NBA 2K17.

For those who would rather create a character based on their own likeness, 2K is allowing players to scan in their own faces onto their in-game avatar through the MyNBA2K17 companion app, which is available for both iOS and Android phones. Gamers who need to brush up on their basketball won’t be left behind either, as The Prelude is set to feature a robust tutorial that focuses on fundamental basketball strategies including pick and roll execution, proper defensive positioning, ball movement, boxing out, court awareness and more

NBA 2K17 will be available in both digital and physical formats for  Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation4 and PlayStation 3 and Windows PCs on September 20. Dedicated fans can also check out the game’s Legend Edition, which includes a handful of physical and digital bonuses, including a limited edition poster of Kobe Bryant.