Basketball fans rejoice as NBA 2K13 has officially launched in the Philippines. X-Play Online Games, Inc. has partnered with 2K Sports to launch the critically acclaimed sports game in the Philippines. NBA 2K13 has been called “possibly the greatest sports game of all-time” by top gaming website IGN.
This year, 2K Sports joins forces with multi-platinum recording artist, Jay-Z who serves as the Executive Producer of NBA 2K13. His influence can be felt through the game’s 24-song soundtrack, its interactive menus, and pre-game introductions.
NBA 2K13 introduces a multitude of new features to the game, which included new Control Stick movements. For the first time, dribbling, shooting, passing, and post moves have been mapped to the right analog stick for maximum control and effectiveness. Shots will look even better now as they are dynamically created on the fly with an all-new collision physics in real time. Each player now has their own special abilities they can bring to the table, from Derrick Rose’s “Floor General” ability to Kevin Durant’s “The Closer.
2K13 introduces a new virtual currency that can be earned through various achievements and activities in-game. In turn these can be spent on new clothing, accessories, upgrades, classic teams, and more. The long-awaited matchup between the 1992 “Dream Team” and the 2012 U.S. Men’s National Team is also included in the game. Also included is the ability to create your own shoe in-game and have the chance to order it in real life from Nike.
X-Play will be releasing the PS3 Dynasty Edition bundle which includes a copy of NBA 2K13, the All-Star DLC, a pair of 2K Sports Skullcandy Earbuds, a NBA 2K Spalding basketball, and a skinned NBA 2K controller. The Dynasty Edition bundle is priced at P4,995.
“We’re very excited to launch such a prestigious game here in the Philipines and we’re thrilled to be working with 2K Sports,” said Miguel Bauza, Vice President of Marketing for X-Play. “We will be going around the country to engage the millions of NBA 2K Filipino fans out there with awesome tournaments and raffle prizes.”
X-Play will be having a nationwide NBA 2K13 PS3 Tournament on November 10, 2012 to January 12, 2013 in eight mall locations around the country. Six malls in the greater Manila area, one in Cebu, and one in Davao. Winners per elimination round will receive P5,000 cash and exclusive NBA 2K merchandise. The finals will be held on January 19, 2013 and the winner will get P50,000 cash and two tickets to the NBA All-star games or Playoffs. Interested participants must present their NBA 2K13 box with X-Play sticker to qualify.
NBA 2K13 is now available in the Philippines for the PS3 (P2,595), Xbox 360 (P2,495), PSP (P1,895), and Windows PC (P1,995) For a complete list of retailers visit X-Play.