Did you really think that 2K sports was going to slap a picture of MJ on the cover of NBA 2k 11 just for fun? This morning the team at 2K sports has announced a brand new play mode called the Jordan Challenge. I know you see the name and you’re thinking what I’m thinking; it’s going to be a ridiculous game of horse where you and Larry Bird compete over a Big Mac sandwich from McDonalds. Unfortunately this is not the case. However, what the mode will do is put players in the shoes of “his airiness” in the 10 biggest games of his career, where you would have to duplicate what Jordan did in real life. One can only hope there will be a Jordan Fail Challenge mode, where I can play as Jon Starks and dunk on his ass in Madison Square Garden. Sorry just a disgruntled Knicks fan from the 90’s here.
Hit the jump to check out what Jason Argent, the vice president of marketing for 2K sports had to say about the inclusion of the Jordan Challenge mode as well as some career highlights you can expect to relive when the game releases this fall.
“Fans of the series are going to be thrilled to know that in NBA 2K11 Michael Jordan is much, much more than just a cover athlete, we’re excited to start talking about the ways that Michael will be used in the game and there’s still a lot more to come.”
While playing The Jordan Challenge, fans can try to stun the world in Jordan’s self-described greatest game by torching the Cavaliers by 69 points in March of 1990; attempt to battle back from the flu to defeat the Jazz in Game 6 of the 1997 finals; or leave the world wanting more as they relive one of Jordan’s finest performances during his last game as a Chicago Bull on June 14, 1998. In addition to The Jordan Challenge mode, gamers will have the unique opportunity to play as some of the greatest teams in NBA history, including the ‘85-’86, ’89-’90, ’90-’91, ’94-’95, ’95-’96, ’96-’97, and ’97-’98 Chicago Bulls.