NBA 2K17 is almost here, and if you weren't excited for the next instalment, you might be after today's announcement.
The game's MyCareer mode will feature star of Creed and Fantastic Four Michael B. Jordan, and not in some fleeting cameo – he's actually your mate.
Jordan stars as Justice Young, a rising NBA star that teams up with your MyPlayer and acts as a friend and support system as you navigate the league.
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“NBA 2K17 was the perfect platform to connect with a new, unique audience and challenge myself to expand my abilities as an actor,” said Jordan, who was recently inducted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in July 2016.
“I’m humbled at the opportunity to help influence a franchise that I’ve been a passionate fan of since its first release.”
Following last year's Spike Lee-led MyCareer mode, this new iteration places more emphasis on in-game choices, which will directly impact outcomes on-and-off the court.
Alfie Brody, Vice President of Marketing for NBA 2K, said: "We saw tremendous success and engagement among our fans in last year’s MyCareer narrative, and wanted to deliver an even more tailored experience by partnering with Michael B. Jordan.
"Working with an actor of Michael’s calibre represents a commitment to giving our fans only the best and continuing to push ourselves as an entertainment platform.”
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The NBA 2K17 Standard Edition will be available in both digital and physical formats for £54.99 on PS4 and PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows PC from September 16.
2K previously announced the NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition, celebrating the career of the recently retired Lakers icon.
The Legend Edition will be available in digital and physical formats for £74.99 on PS4 and Xbox One, and the physical edition is exclusive to GAME in the UK.
2K is also releasing a Legend Edition Gold for £79.99 with all the regular Legend Edition contents plus bonus items.
Stay tuned for our full review.
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