2K Sports today announced that
, the latest installment in the
top-selling and top-rated NBA video game simulation franchise*, is now available in North America for Nintendo’s Wii U™ system, and will be available internationally during the system’s initial launch phase.
NBA(R) 2K13 now available in North America for Nintendo's Wii U(TM) system. (Photo: Business Wire)
“We are thrilled that
is an integral part of Wii U’s launch,” said Greg Thomas, president of product development for 2K Sports. “The game not only includes the same great feature set as the other consoles, but also has several exclusives that utilize the Wii U GamePad technology.”
The Wii U version of
marks the first time the franchise has been available in high definition on a Nintendo console. The title includes several console-specific features, including the Gatorade Biometric Scan, which utilizes the Wii U™ GamePad to display up-to-the-second details on players’ moods, fatigue levels, and performance. Players can also use the GamePad touch screen to access all of their coaching options, which will allow them to call plays and make substitutions at the touch of a finger. In MyCAREER mode, the GamePad displays the MyPLAYER’s shot chart and statistics, giving players detailed insight on their performance.
’s launch on Wii U is the latest news in a record-shattering launch cycle. In its first week of sales,
sold through 49 percent more copies than the franchise’s previous top-seller,
. This growth is due in part to the expanding global popularity of the
brand, which accounted for a 66 percent increase in international sales compared to
Fans have flocked online to experience
action with their friends, and the number of online users has more than doubled from last year’s
. In addition, the number of online games played has also grown exponentially, as
has experienced a 127 percent increase over last year’s totals**.
This year, 2K Sports transcends sports video games by joining forces with multi-platinum recording artist JAY Z, who serves as the Executive Producer of
The music icon personally curated the game’s 24-song soundtrack, and lent his artistic vision to its interactive menus, pregame introductions, and more.
also introduces the Control Stick, which gives players more control by mapping all dribbling and shooting to the right analog stick, as well as the long-awaited matchup between the 1992 “Dream Team” and 2012 U.S. Men’s National Team.
2K Sports is supporting the game with
NBA 2K Everywhere
, giving fans the opportunity to experience
virtually anywhere via an all-new mobile companion application (
, a social game on Facebook (
NBA 2K MyLIFE)
, and a full-featured mobile version of
for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android devices.
NBA 2K Everywhere
experience by offering players greater flexibility, more variety and new ways to play, at home or on the go, with these all-new social and mobile games. Additionally, both the mobile companion app and Facebook game enable players to feed data and experience right back into
for Wii U, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, introducing a new level of connectivity and continuity to the
Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio,
is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and is now available at leading video game retailers nationwide for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, Wii, Wii U, PSP system and Windows PC. The Wii U™ version of the title will be available internationally during the system’s initial launch phase.
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