Ever since NBA 2K18 was announced, anticipation among fans have been soaring high. Everyday speculations regarding its features are coming up online, generating the buzz regarding the game. NBA 2K18 release date has been set at September 19 this year.
Up until now, the game has been released on 18 different platforms. All the games in the franchise have been created by Visual Concepts. Over the years, the game has seen significant critical and commercial appreciation.
It is being speculated that the feature of this iteration will change in leaps and bounds than the previous editions. NBA2K18, which is regarded to be one of the most popular virtual basketball game series ever, saw its last three editions got a release on October 7 (“NBA 2K15”), September 29 (“NBA 2K16”) and September 20 (“NBA 2K17”). The most surprising factor is the fact that all the aforementioned dates fell on a Tuesday, and, as September 19 falls on a Tuesday in 2017, it is believed that the NBA 2K18 Game will be released on the given date, not only for Nintendo but to other platforms as well.
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MyPLAYER (which enables gamers to develop their own narrative) and MyTEAM (which gives the players the power to carefully select the members of their team) – which are considered as two of the most talked-about features of the game – will still be present in the latest version.
Features of the series that have been more or less appreciated include its overall gameplay, presentation, specifically its commentary, soundtrack and its meticulous details, its abundance of content, and its consistency in aspects of yearly releases without any drastic dips in quality.
A description of the game on Nintendo’s official website reads, “NBA 2K18 will continue the franchise’s tradition as ‘the gold standard of basketball simulation’ (Sports Gamers Online) with unrivaled realism and true NBA gameplay.”
NBA 2K, which is a franchise of basketball simulation video games, was launched for the first time in the year 1999. The game is all about emulating the sport of basketball, more accurately, the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The first six installments among the 18 primary installments have been published by Sega before the company before the company getting sold to Visual Concepts to Take Two Interactive, forming 2K Sports.
NBK16 holds the record of being the fastest-selling title in the series, shipping over four million copies within its first week of release.
The installments of the video game are NBA 2K, NBA 2K 1, NBA 2K 2, NBA 2K 3, ESPN NBA Basketball, ESPN NBA 2K5, NBA 2K6, NBA 2K7, NBA 2K8, NBA 2K9, NBA 2K10, NBA 2K11, NBA 2K12, NBA 2K13, NBA 2K14, NBA 2K15, NBA 2K16, NBA 2K17, NBA 2KVR Experience and NBA 2K18.
Multiple games in the franchise have been critically appreciated for being among the best-quality sports games available, especially in comparison with other basketball games. Over 68 million copies of the game have been sold out in the franchise as of February 2017.
Although technical issues have plagued many of the releases over the years, it has not overall affected the success of the game as a whole.