Recently, 2K Sports revealed the first set of official screenshots for their upcoming basketball game NBA 2K18 and they showcase the character models that we will see in this year’s version of the game.
The images are relatively straightforward but they do show off some of the NBA’s best players. To begin, the first image we see is of DeMar DeRozen, from the Toronto Raptors. DeRozen is serving as the cover athlete for the Canadian version of NBA 2K18 this year while current Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving is on the cover in other regions. Next up, we see Celtics star Isaiah Thomas who is flexing in his screenshot. Last but perhaps most notable is the new character model of Paul George who served as the cover athlete last year on NBA 2K17. However, George was traded from the Indiana Pacers to the Oklahoma City Thunder a few weeks ago and this image serves as our first in-game look at him in his new jersey.
While the NBA 2K franchise is an annual release, you can really see an improvement in this year’s character models. It’ll be interesting to see what gameplay looks like in NBA 2K18 as we have yet to see anything new on that front yet.
In other NBA 2K18 news, we recently received word on the songs that will included in this year’s soundtrack and it contains a lot of variety. From classic rock tracks from groups like Def Leppard and Sammy Hagar to hip-hop classics from Outkast and A Tribe Called Quest, this year’s mixtape has a little bit of everything.
The screenshots that 2K released can be found at the bottom of the page if you’d like to check them out yourself. NBA 2K18 is scheduled to release on September 19 but will be available on September 15 for those who pre-order the game. It will release on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Switch, and PC.