We already knew from 2K Sports publisher Take Two Interactive that NBA 2K13 would be released on October 2 with it being available internationally October 5th. We now know that the game will also be available on the Wii U at some point during the launch window, at a later date. In addition to that we also learned about the NBA All-Star content package.
Fans that pre-order NBA 2K13 for the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 will receive a new downloadable NBA All-Star content package presented by Sprite. This add-on content will be set in Houston, the site of the 2013 NBA All-Star Game and will allow fans to stage their own NBA All-Star Game, including three NBA All-Star events – the Foot Locker Three Point Shootout, BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, and the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest featuring all-new intuitive, pick-up-and-play controls.
Gamers can pit the NBA’s current superstars against classic players in both the Foot Locker Three Point Shootout and Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. Rosters for both the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge and 2013 NBA All-Star Game will feature the 2012 All-Stars, with dynamic updates to the 2013 rosters once the participants are announced.
At this point, what’s not clear from the announcement is whether or not if you don’t pre-order the game will you still be able to access the game modes by themselves or will you only have access to them through this new content package. If the latter is true then regular players who enjoy the three-point shootout and slam dunk contest are going to be upset.