Yesterday 2K Sports took pride to unveil the first official screenshot of Team USA along with that for 1992 Dream Team. It also showcased the new look at the card designs for this year’s iteration of the series.
Prior to the official news regarding the addition of Team USA, the game’s cover for Standard Edition already hinted that Olympics feature will debut in the game. Paul George appeared in the cover art wearing his Team USA uniform.
Take a look at the entire Team USA roster for the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games and the original Dream Team from 1992—with Charles Barkley and Scottie Pippen.
The Dream Team is being offered as a pre-order bonus.
Barkley and Pippen have been notoriously difficult to gain a license to use on varying levels, but gamers should be pleased to see them both included in this year’s game.
We’re still waiting to hear if Barkley has been included in the pre-game, halftime and post-game shows with Shaquille O’Neal, Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith.
I’m personally hoping he’ll also be a part of a classic Phoenix Suns or Philadelphia 76ers team. Fingers crossed on all fronts.
As it the two surprising reveals are not enough, 2K Sports has also offered an up close look at the new card designs for MyTeam for the pre-orders.
I like the transparency look. It separates NBA 2K’s visual concept (no pun intended) from other similar modes. NBA 2K17 releases on September 20 (September 16 for those who pre-order).
Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.