WATCH: ‘NBA2K17’ trailer shows game’s highly realistic graphics
To remind gamers that September can’t come soon enough, 2K Sports has released a sneak peak of the popular NBA2K video game franchise’s latest installment.
The two-minute teaser, which is set to American band Imagine Dragon’s “Friction,” displays stunning in-game graphics comparable to real-life footage from NBA games.
Aside from its impressive visual illustrations that extend beyond the mascots and crowds, the clip also features new 3D court intros, fresh jerseys and a slew of players who switched teams during the off season.
Even physical interactions look better than ever, as players are seen elbowing for position and fighting over loose balls—including the struggle between Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant and old Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook as they fight for the ball.
Intricate details of players in-game celebrations were highlighted as well, with Damian Lillard pointing at his wrist, D’Angelo Russell saying he has ice water in his veins, Draymond Green enthusiastically clapping and LeBron James dusting off his shoulder.
There’s even a sighting of a vintage Kobe Bryant donning his old No. 8 jersey during his early seasons with the Lakers.
The recently retired “Black Mamba” graces the cover of a special “Legend Edition,” while Indiana Pacers superstar Paul George headlines the alternate cover.
“NBA 2K17” will be released on Sept. 20 while those who pre-ordered will get their hands on the game three days earlier. Khristian Ibarrola
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