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NBA 2K12 Now Available for Xbox 360, PS3

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While the NBA season is still in question, 2K Sports continued onward, announcing the release of NBA 2K12 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PS2, PSP, and the PC.

Now basketball fans can take control of 15 legendary hoops icons, including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Julius Erving in  NBA 2K12's all new NBA's Greatest mode.  Finally, the debate over the best teams and players of all time can be laid to rest.

"Hoops fans have long argued about the hypothetical outcomes among basketball's most legendary players and storied teams," said Greg Thomas, president of product development for 2K Sports. "We took that passion to heart in creating  NBA 2K12 giving gamers the opportunity to end the debate once and for all with 15 electrifying basketball icons inNBA's Greatest mode."

Each of these 15 basketball legends were meticulously recreated with an uncanny level of detail, including period-specific depictions of their arenas, team uniforms, signature moves, and even historically accurate broadcast presentation styles.  NBA 2K12 also features a revamped shooting mechanic with Total Shot Stick Control and an all-new post-play system, which allow fans to experience an unprecedented basketball simulation.

"It's amazing to see the attention to detail that 2K Sports captured in creating me and these great NBA players," said six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan. "I'm honored to be part of a game that gives millions of fans a look into our careers, especially with the level of authenticity and detail that  NBA 2K12  has."

2K Sports is throwing in a bonus gift for fans who purchase their copy of NBA 2K12 for the Xbox 360 and PS3.  Early purchasers will receive two bonus, historic NBA teams featuring their own NBA greats - the 1990-91 Golden State Warriors and the 2001-02 Sacramento Kings. Bonus content will be available on launch orders only, while supplies last.

Remember, if you purchase a copy of the game at GameStop, you can register at Virgin Gaming to compete in the exclusive GameStop NBA 2K12 $100,00 Tip Off Tournament.  Powered by Virging Gaming, this online tournament gives gamers the chance to win a share of $100,000 in cash and prizes.

When you purchase NBA 2K12 at GameStop, check your receipt for your FREE tournament entry PIN code.  Check out additional sign-up details and up-to-date tournament information at the Virgin Gaming 'Tip Off' Page.

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