Following last week’s release of NBA 2K15 on consoles and PC, 2K has now released a version of its latest basketball sim for iOS. The venerable gaming company says it is its “most true-to-life NBA experience yet on mobile.”
The game boasts a number of improvements over last year, including “vastly” improved visuals and what 2K is calling “ultra-realistic NBA gameplay.” Head below for more details, pricing and the release trailer.
Along with updated graphics and gameplay mechanics, 2K has also added enhancements to the Quick Game mode and the full MyCareer option. Expect to see external controller support as well as customizable, virtual controls with 3 preset sizes/layouts.
Kevin Durant, the 2013 NBA MVP, will be replacing Lebron James as this year’s feature player. 2K has also tapped none other than Pharrell Williams himself to personally curate the new “eclectic” soundtrack. There are tracks from A Tribe Called Quest, Basement Jaxx, Death from Above 1979, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, Pharrell and many more.
NBA 2K15 is available on iOS now for $7.99. It is compatible with iPhone 5+, iPad 4+, iPad mini 2 and “will not run on earlier devices.” It is also available for Android at the same price. The My NBA 2K15 companion app for the console version is a free download on iOS.
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The NBA 2K franchise returns with NBA 2K15, our most true-to-life NBA experience yet on mobile. Featuring NBA MVP Kevin Durant and an eclectic soundtrack curated by internationally-renowned artist and producer Pharrell Williams, NBA 2K15 hits the court with vastly improved graphics, ultra-realistic NBA gameplay, and more. An authentic NBA adventure awaits! It’s up to you to claim your destiny. #YourTimeHasCome.
• Significantly improved graphics including updates to arenas, player models, player animations, and more!
• Enjoy Quick Game mode with improved gameplay.
• Full MyCAREER mode with expanded features and options
• New controller support and virtual controller sizing which allows you to select from 3 pre-set sizes.
Full Press Release below:
Award-winning NBA 2K series delivers completely reinvented mobile experience
New York, NY – October 16, 2014 – 2K today announced that NBA® 2K15 has arrived on mobile devices as a premium game for $7.99. Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K Studio, NBA 2K15delivers a completely reinvented portable NBA experience for basketball fans on iOS and Amazon devices.
NBA 2K15 promises to deliver the most true-to-life NBA experience yet on mobile by capturing popular gameplay modes highlighting both the on-court and off-court excitement of the console version of the game. Featuring NBA MVP Kevin Durant and an eclectic soundtrack curated by internationally-renowned artist and producer Pharrell Williams, NBA 2K15 hits the court with vastly improved graphics, ultra-realistic NBA gameplay, and more.
“With our latest NBA 2K15 mobile experience, fans have an opportunity to experience NBA action anywhere, anytime, in the palm of their hand,” said Greg Thomas, President of Visual Concepts. “We are thrilled to bring NBA 2K’s ultra-realistic gameplay and popular game modes to handheld devices.”
NBA 2K15 Mobile includes the following new features, expanded modes and more:
- Significantly improved graphics including updates to arenas, player models, player animations, and more;
- 2K Beats soundtrack curated by Pharrell Williams;
- New quick game mode with improved gameplay;
- Full MyCAREER mode with expanded features and options;
- New controller support and virtual controller sizing which allows you to select from 3 pre-set sizes.
NBA 2K15 is now available for all iOS devices and Amazon’s Fire phone, Fire HDX 8.9”, Kindle Fire HDX tablets, and coming soon to Fire TV.
Follow @NBA2K on Twitter and use the hashtag #YourTimeHasCome for the latest NBA 2K15 news.
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