2k Sports announced today “The Prelude,” a free downloadable experience for NBA 2k 17  will be available on September 9, 2016.  For the first time in NBA 2k history, gamers – both new and old – will get to start their MyCAREER experience prior to the game’s launch on September 16, 2016 on Xbox One and PlayStation4 computer entertainment systems.  Gamers who download “The Prelude” will choose from multiple authentic Division I collegiate programs and have the ability to boost their stock for the NBA Draft.

“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 ofNBA 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.”

“The Prelude” experience will include enhanced MyPlayer personalization through new mobile phone face scan technology via the MyNBA2k Companion App, and an all–new tutorial mode in 2KU, featuring 2016 USA Basketball Coach Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski. In the tutorial you will work on fundamental basketball strategies including pick and roll execution, proper defensive positioning, ball movement, boxing out, court awareness and more. You will watch your draft stock fluctuate across multiple authentic college games.  Your performance in games will ultimately determine where you will be drafted in 2k17.

Also you will be able to use the MyNBA2k17 Companion App to to scan their facial likeness into their MyCAREER avatar within minutes.  This new mobile phone camera fan scan technology serves as the perfect introduction to the custom experience, as players begin playing MyCAREER.  Additionally, after September 16, 2016 2k fans will be able to purchase and download playable “all-time great” teams for each of the playable colleges as well as special collegiate MyTeam cards representing legendary players. With all the news surrounding NBA 2k17, the release date can’t get here fast enough. Here’s the trailer to “The Prelude” .

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