2K Sports has announced that upcoming release of “Legends Showcase” as a downloadable add-on for NBA 2K12. The download will release on PlayStation Network and the Xbox LIVE marketplace at the price of $9.99 and 800 Microsoft Points ($10), respectively. No word yet on when.
The Legends Showcase add-on will bring a new cel-shaded art style set in New York City’s Times Square, and it will allow you to pick from more than 150 of NBA’s all-time greatest players to compete in authentic pick-up games from 1-on-1 to 5-on-5. In other words, you can mix and match your favorite NBA legends and pit them against each other in dream matches only limited by your own imagination. There will also be mini-games that include backyard favorites such as 21 and H-O-R-S-E, and other features like 2-on-2 Teammate Challenge and 3-on-3 Era Challenge.
Lastly, players can bring their My Player into the mix and battle the legends of the NBA to see how they stack up against the best players in NBA history. Legends Showcase also includes Classic Quick Match, a new mode that is opened up in the main game allowing gamers to play online with the NBA’s Greatest teams in a regular simulation setting. The NBA season may be in jeopardy, but at least the game has a lot going for it this year. Oh yeah, I went there.