Visual Dynamics is continuing its popular “NBA 2K” series this year with the release of “NBA 2K20.”
”NBA 2K20″ will have plenty of new features as well as upgrades to previous features. It also looks?like “NBA 2K20” will have less competition in the gaming world this year. EA Sports usually releases its basketball title, “NBA Live,” around the same time as the “NBA 2K” franchise,?but the release date for that game has been delayed. There have been no updates to “NBA Live” —?not even a cover athlete announcement.
As for “NBA 2K,” there are two different athletes gracing the cover of the game’s three editions. Lakers forward Anthony Davis is on the Standard and Digital Deluxe covers while retired Heat guard Dwyane Wade is on the Legend Edition. We’ll break down all of the differences below, along with?the new features and everything else there is to know about the game ahead of its release.
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The “NBA 2K20” release date is?Friday, Sept.?6. A free demo will be available for download on Wednesday, Aug.?21.
There are no early editions of the game, unlike Madden, which allowed users to buy special editions early. Sept.?6?is the global release date for the major platforms including?Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows PC?and Nintendo Switch. All three editions release that day.
”NBA 2K20″ will also be available on Google Stadia, but since that gaming system doesn’t release until November, you won’t be able to purchase the game until then.
5,000 Virtual Currency5,000 MyTEAM Points5 MyCAREER Skill BoostsMyPLAYER Clothing Capsule10 MyTEAM League packs (delivered once?a week)5 Heat Check packs (delivered once?a week beginning at the start of the NBA season)
35,000 Virtual Currency10,000 MyTEAM Points10 MyCAREER Skill BoostsMyPLAYER Clothing Capsule10 MyTEAM League Packs (delivered once a week)10 MyTEAM Heat Check Packs (delivered once a week beginning at the start of the NBA season)1 Sapphire MyTEAM Cover Athlete Card
100,000 Virtual Currency50,000 MyTEAM Points20 MyCAREER Skill BoostsMyPLAYER Clothing CapsuleMyPLAYER Apparel CollectionMyPLAYER Shoe Collection20 MyTEAM League Packs (delivered once a week)20 MyTEAM Heat Check Packs (delivered once a week beginning at the start of the NBA season)5 MyTEAM Themed Packs (one per theme release across the next five releases)2 Sapphire MyTEAM Cover Athlete Cards
For the first time ever, the WNBA is now included in “NBA 2K.”
You can play exhibition games with the teams as well as a full WNBA Season mode.
”Growing up, I always remembered watching male athletes on TV and playing as them in video games. Now, to have the WNBA be in the position we are and to have women featured prominently in ‘NBA 2K20,’ we are allowing young girls and boys to have female athletes as role models,” Sparks forward Candace Parker said in a statement.
”The 2K team has done an amazing job of making sure to not just put women into the game playing men’s basketball, but I’ve seen first-hand the hard work they’re doing to make this as real and authentic as possible to women’s basketball. I’m proud to be a part of this team paving the way for the future.”
”NBA 2K” released a blog post detailing all of the changes, which you can read in full here.
”We’re also giving players access to new advanced moves including behind back wrap escapes, Luka Doncic’s fake stepback, stutter chop steps, new shammgods and the fake sham hesi that Will Bynum pulled out at the Big Three,”?the post reads.?
”And even before you put the ball down, triple threat offense has been expanded as well, with a plethora of new moves including: directional jabs, mid-stepovers, shimmies?and new first steps.”
Changes include upgrades to the motion engine, ball handling, defense in the paint and much more.
As usual, “NBA 2K” will feature plenty of familiar game modes.
Play Now: If you just want to play a single game between two teams.
MyCareer: You create a single player at a specific position and guide that player?to the NBA.
MyGM 2.0: “NBA 2K” developers released a blog detailing?what you can expect in MyGM. In short, though, this mode is basically what you’d know as franchise mode.
LeBron James sits atop the “NBA 2K” mountain once again with a 97 overall rating, but Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard (97) and NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo (96) are right behind the Lakers star. Here’s the rest of the top 10, and you can see the complete list of player ratings here.
1. LeBron James
2. Kawhi Leonard
3. Giannis Antetokounmpo
4. Kevin Durant
5. James Harden
6. Stephen Curry
7. Anthony Davis
8. Paul George
9. Damian Lillard
10. Joel Embiid