2K has revealed details about the new NBA 2K21MyCAREER mode and Neighborhood for current generation consoles when it launches 4th September. The new MyCAREER mode storyline will take your player from high school through college and eventually NBA. MyCAREER will incorporate ten official-licensed college programs. That’s not all, soak up the sun at NBA 2K Beach the latest neighborhood coming to NBA 2K21.
Here are the official detail courtesy of 2K:
Experience Junior’s Journey
In NBA 2K21, this year’s narrative, The Long Shadow, tells the story of Junior – the son of a beloved baller who faces the challenges of trying to make it to the NBA, balancing legacy while carving his own path through high school to college. Making this journey more authentic to real life, NBA 2K21 will feature 10 officially licensed college programs to choose from in the story: Michigan State, UConn, Florida, Gonzaga, Syracuse, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, UCLA, Villanova University and West Virginia.
Of course, just making it to the draft doesn’t mean the end of the journey – it’s just the beginning! You’ll have to choose the right representation, manage team interviews, perform well at the NBA Combine and improve your Draft stock to land yourself in the best position for success.
Also, it wouldn’t be MyCAREER without some familiar famous faces. In NBA 2K21, you’ll see Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy), Michael K. Williams (The Wire, Boardwalk Empire), Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond, Guardians of the Galaxy), Mireille Enos (The Killing, World War Z) and cover athletes Damian Lillard and Zion Williamson and more bring Junior’s story to life in a dramatic and cinematic way.
Soak Up the Sun at 2K Beach
The Neighborhood is THE place ballers can live out their virtual day-to-day lives, where hoops culture comes to life on every corner. Whether you want to compete in 3v3 streetball runs, play for bigger stakes in 5v5 ProAM games or simply show off the drip with all the latest clothes, shoes and more – there’s plenty of things to do and plenty of ways to express yourself in NBA 2K21.
Some eagle-eyed fans may have spotted a new locale from our Everything is Game trailer; it’s official – welcome to 2K Beach! Soak up the sun and escape to the ocean in a beautiful new setting, surrounded by modern facilities that house SWAG’s, The REC, NBA Store and more. NBA 2K21 will continue to host plenty of events at 2K Beach, providing even more reasons to come back all year long.
Much, Much More!
A lot of players will spend the entirety of their NBA 2K21 experience in MyCAREER and balling out at the new 2K Beach location for the Neighborhood, but there’s plenty more things to do in the game this year!
- WNBA – The WNBA returns in NBA 2K21 with Play Now and Season Modes, featuring all 12 teams in the league. Experience WNBA basketball built exclusively around the women’s game!
- MyGM/MyLEAGUE – Sit in the boss’ chair, and make decisions that matter not only to your player or team – but to the entire franchise and league. From drafting impact rookies to trading players to relocating your team, every move, big or small, counts towards the long-term success – or failure – of your basketball franchise.
- PLAY NOW – Jump into a no-frills basketball game, where you can get a quick match together against a friend or AI and play 4 quarters of intense NBA 2K Pick your favorite team – or a Classic or All-Time team – and run the offense with genre-defining controls and customization. This is NBA action at its most authentic.
NBA 2K21 is set to launch on 4th September 2020 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Stadia. You can also download the demo for the game on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Switch today. Until then, here is the latest trailer showing off the new details above.