Earlier this week, 2K Sports revealed early details regarding the next installment in their popular NBA 2K basketball series. For starters, current league MVP, Lebron James, is the brand new cover athlete for NBA 2K14. The announcement trailer above confirms this along with the official game’s boxart image below.
To celebrate Lebron’s role as this year’s leading cover athlete, 2K is creating a special mode centered around the superstar called “Path To Greatness”. It’s unclear if this will be a mode in which you will have to relieve some of Lebron’s greatest career moments, but I would guess that this concept can’t be too far off from that. Fans who pre-order the game will also receive a special King James power pack with special moves that they can use while playing the game.
In addition to the cover and trailer reveals, 2K Sports also confirmed that the game will appear on both current and next-gen platforms. Unfortunately, this will not include the Wii U mainly because many third-party publishers are still doubtful of the device. While Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners will be able to purchase the game on October 1st, fans who want the full next-gen experience of NBA 2K14 will have to wait until the launch of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year. While 2k wouldn’t comment on the differences between both versions, they did promise that more details would surface during the week of E3.
After checking out the boxart and listening to all these details on NBA 2K14, I’m not particularly thrilled about the Lebron related game mode but I’ll still most likely pickup the game anyways. NBA LIVE will also be making a comeback this year and it will be interesting to see if this move keeps the 2K series competitive in the long run.
Where you happy with Lebron as the choice for the NBA 2K14 cover athlete? Will you be picking up either NBA 2k14 or NBA Live 14 later this year? Feel free to let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.