Forward of its September 4 launch for current- gen, Visible Ideas is lastly pulling again the curtain on particulars of its MyCareer story mode and displaying off a sandy new seashore neighborhood.
This yr, Visible Ideas is bringing us a brand-new neighborhood referred to as 2K Seashore for the current-gen version of NBA 2K21. It was impressed by Southern California’s native seashore neighborhood, and Visible Ideas mentioned the workforce labored arduous to seize the look, really feel, and vibe to match it. You possibly can play 3v3 streetball, 5v5 ProAm Video games, and it comes filled with minigames, easter eggs, and different new content material. The locale is surrounded by sizzling retailers like SWAG’s, The REC, and NBA Retailer, and will probably be used to host occasions all year long.
The favored mode MyCareer, the place you create your individual participant and take them by means of a cinematic expertise capturing the highs and lows of the sport, will even return with some vital adjustments. This yr’s narrative is known as “The Lengthy Shadow,” specializing in a personality named Junior, who’s the son of a beloved baller. Junior will steadiness dwelling as much as his father’s legacy as he tries to carve out his personal path to the NBA by means of highschool and faculty. Sure, this yr, Visible Ideas is bringing again the faculty expertise. The mode means that you can decide from 10 official licensed faculties to attend: Michigan State, UConn, Florida, Gonzaga, Syracuse, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, UCLA, Villanova College and West Virginia.
As at all times, Visible Ideas enlisted the assistance of some high Hollywood expertise for this journey. You possibly can anticipate to identify Jesse Williams (Gray’s Anatomy), Michael Okay. Williams (The Wire, Boardwalk Empire), Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond, Guardians of the Galaxy), Mireille Enos (The Killing, World Battle Z) and canopy athletes Damian Lillard and Zion Williamson to be concerned in Junior’s story to the NBA.
“Now we have a very dynamic forged this yr,” says senior producer Ben Bishop. “There’s quite a lot of enjoyable and attention-grabbing characters serving to you alongside the best way. I don’t prefer to spoil an excessive amount of in these early previews, however I’ll say one of many issues that I believe is new and thrilling for us is that one necessary alternative you do get to make is [between] one among two brokers to go along with. And relying which one you decide, it should have main variations on what occurs to you as your profession unfolds transferring into the NBA.” One instance Bishop gave was one of many brokers permitting you to earn followers by taking part in within the park.
NBA 2K21 launches on September 4 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Change, and PC. A model being constructed from the bottom up for PS5 and Xbox Collection X will probably be launched at a later date.
As for what’s going to carry over from present gen to subsequent, Visible Ideas launched a recent blog clarifying it in depth, however government producer Erick Boenisch mentioned, “Every thing in MyTeam carries over: your progress VC, MTDB, tokens, badge progress. MyCareer is a little bit of a special beast in subsequent gen. We’re not going to have the seashore in subsequent gen as a result of that’s one thing new and loopy. So it does not make sense to have that progress carry over … However the VC that you just earn taking part in in MyCareer in present gen is part of what carries over into subsequent gen.”
Visible Ideas additionally mentioned it’s working with the WNBA for some new options and evolutions for the next-gen model of the sport, and confirmed you’d have the ability to create a feminine MyPlayer on this model. Sadly, it isn’t able to elaborate on that simply but.