So I’m off to the states in a few days, so why not look and see whats happening with their sports games across the pond. Having not followed the NBA too closely I bought a few of the older games to see if I could have a conversation about basketball and not look like a complete fool. With NBA 2K14 including the top teams from Europe we can bring the sport a little closer to home.
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NBA 2K14 to include top Euroleague basketball teams for first time in series
2K Sports and Euroleague Basketball announce exclusive licensing partnership; 14 of the top teams from the Turkish Airlines Euroleague included in NBA 2K14
Windsor, UK and Barcelona – June 26, 2013 – 2K Sports and Euroleague Basketballannounced today an exclusive multi-year global partnership that will see top teams from the Turkish Airlines Euroleague available in NBA 2K14, the next instalment of the top-selling and top-rated NBA video game simulation franchise*, for the PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4 systems; the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft; and Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. This will mark the first time Euroleague teams have appeared in the critically acclaimed NBA 2Kseries. Fourteen teams in total will be integrated as playable teams in NBA 2K14, allowing fans of European basketball to pit their local teams against the biggest teams from the NBA.
“We’re absolutely delighted to welcome top Euroleague teams into the NBA 2K series,” said Jason Argent, Senior Vice President of Sports Operations at 2K. “European basketball has an incredibly passionate following, and we’re all excited to give fans the opportunity to take on Europe’s best in NBA 2K14.”
“We are very proud to collaborate with 2K Sports by introducing our teams and players into the best basketball video game in the world,” added Mr. Jordi Bertomeu, Euroleague Basketball President and CEO. “With this partnership, we’re able to bring fans one step closer to the action by ushering the Euroleague into the global gaming community.”
The fourteen teams to be included in NBA 2K14 are:
· Alba Berlin;
· FC Barcelona;
· Real Madrid;
· CSKA Moscow;
· EA7 Emporio Armani Milano;
· Montepaschi Siena;
· Fenerbahçe Ülker Istanbul;
· Anadolu Efes Istanbul;
· Olympiacos Piraeus;
· Panathinaikos Athens;
· Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv;
· Zalgiris Kaunas;
· Unicaja Málaga;
· Laboral Kutxa Vitoria.
Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, NBA 2K14 is not yet rated by PEGI. Fans that pre-order for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 systems will receive the King James Bonus Pack at no extra cost on day-one — October 1, 2013 in North America and October 4, 2013 internationally. NBA 2K14 will also be coming to PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, later this year.
*According to 2008 – 2013 Metacritic.com and The NPD Group estimates of U.S. retail video game sales through May 2013.
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