2K Sports has announced that NBA 2K12 App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch will be available on the App Store starting today. I respect 2K Sports hustle on this but I just personally don’t feel that game’s like this translate well to mobile devices in a way that gives any kind of semblance of the real depth and enjoyment of the actual full versions. On mobile devices, I’d much prefer a more arcade style experience along the lines of NBA JAM or NFL Blitz.
In NBA 2K12, gamers can take the court with precision controls, an incredibly smooth frame-rate, and graphics that set the bar for iOS sports simulation titles. Additionally, the re-imagined control scheme offers user-friendly, touch-based gestures for passing, shooting and blocking, allowing the broadcast-style presentation to shine.
For maximum hoops fun, the NBA 2K12 App includes all 30 NBA teams for play in full season and quick play modes, complete with real-life, 2010-11 rosters. Players can step into the shoes of His Airness, Michael Jordan, and re-play some the greatest moments in his career in the Jordan Challenge mode. Featuring Game Center leaderboards, NBA 2K12 enables players to expand their social gaming experience by comparing achievements with friends, climbing global leaderboards, and more.
The NBA 2K12 App is available now for $4.99 (iPhone & iPod touch) and the HD version for $9.99 (iPad) from the App Store on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, or at www.itunes.com/appstore/.