NBA 2K13 is not just going to be a basketball game for consoles; it's going to be an entire experience. Thanks to the newly announced NBA 2K Everywhere, basketball fans can experience NBA 2K virtually anywhere via an all-new mobile app, a social game on Facebook, and a full-featured mobile version of NBA 2K13 for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android Devices.
“Our console game will always be the heart of the NBA 2K franchise, but we want to go beyond that,” said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. “Through NBA 2K Everywhere, fans can extend their NBA 2K experience wherever they go, whether it’s on the road with the mobile apps or socially with friends via Facebook. We’re offering more ways to experience NBA 2K than ever before.”
"NBA 2K Everywhere will extend the NBA 2K experience by offering players greater flexibility, more variety and new ways to play, at home or on the go, with these all-new social and mobile games. Additionally, both the mobile companion app and Facebook game enable players to feed data and experience right back into NBA 2K13," the press release describes.
Available in October, the free companion app, MyNBA2K, will bring an assortment of basketball challenges to mobile devices including shooting practice, free throw drills, a dribbling course, and autograph signing. It will also offer a way for players to stay connected to their MyCAREER and MyTEAM experience in NBA 2K13 when not at the console.
2K Sports will also launch their first ever social game, NBA 2K: MyLIFE. Also launching in October, this Facebook game will allow players to import their MyCAREER avatars from NBA 2K13 to compete in skills competitions with friends, build their home-court environment, and play through experiences of an NBA superstar including earning endorsements and fostering relationships with fellow NBA stars. Linking the Facebook game to the console game, MyLIFE can help unlock clothing, dunk packages, and other rewards in NBA 2K13.
Lastly, a full-fledged mobile version of NBA 2K13 will be available for Apple and Android devices. Once again releasing in October, the mobile version of NBA 2K13 will offer an authentic NBA experience with intuitive multi-touch controls, improved graphics and, for the first time, a new multiplayer mode via Bluetooth and Game Center (iOS version only). An NBA's Greatest Mode will also let fans relive the most memorable NBA games — perhaps Lebron James big Championship win!?
NBA 2K13 is set to release on October 2, 2012 in North America and October 5, 2012 internationally for Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, Wii, and PC. A Wii U version of the game will be available during the holiday season.