2K Sports announced today that NBA star, Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls, will now be featured as the spokesman for NBA 2K10: Draft Combine – a download-only title which will provide players with an engaging pre-season basketball experience leading up to the fall luanch of NBA 2K10. For those of you unfamiliar with Rose, or basketball at that, the rising star was T-Mobile NBA Rookie of the Year and has quickly become one of the most electrifying players in the NBA league. NBA 2K10: Draft Combine will tap into Derrick Rose’s personal experience and comprehension for the NBA Draft.
In NBA 2K10: Draft Combine, fans will start their career at the ATTACK Athletics gym in Chicago by creating their very own custom player and working with a mentor, the 2K Insider, to step their game up through a variety of challenging basketball drills and 5-on-5 games to increase their NBA draft stock. The better you are at a certain drill, or in completing objectives, the more valuable skill points they’ll receive which can be used to improve one of over 30 key player attributes. Think of it as something like an RPG, in a sense. You get X amount of points to distribute as you wish to evolve the player to your liking. But don’t think that you’ll be stuck with your player the entire pre-season. Those very same custom built players you made can be used in the all-new My Player career mode in NBA 2K10, which releases this fall, allowing you to continue their campaign to become an NBA great.
Derrick Rose was selected the top overall pick by his hometown Chicago bulls in the 2008 NBA draft after only one college season over at the University of Memphis. He led the university to the NCAA Championships that same year.
NBA 2K10: Draft Combine is planned for release in North America on August 26th on Xbox Live Arcade costing 400 Microsoft Points. PlayStation 3 owners will be able to download it on September 3rd via PSN at a pricetag of $4.99. Not too shabby for a game that offers a shitload of features, I say.