NBA 2K13 October release confirmed

As we expected NBA 2K13, the next installment of 2K Games' top-rated NBA video game, will be released on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 in North America.  It will be released on October 5, 2012 internationally.

2K Games announced that it will be available for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, and PC during October, with a later launch planned for the Wii U.

Fans who pre-order NBA 2K13 for Xbox 360 or PS3 will receive a new downloadable NBA All-Star content package.

"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," the description reads.

"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."

“The NBA All-Star package is our way saying ‘thank you’ to fans for their ongoing love of the NBA 2K series,” said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. “This content provides a ton of depth and value to our fans, and it’s just the beginning of a lot of big news about NBA 2K13.”

Those who pre-order NBA 2K13 will receive the NBA All-Star content on day one at no extra cost.  It's assumed that those who wait will have to purchase the DLC separately for a cost.