The first video featuring direct feed gameplay footage from next-gen NBA 2K14 comes from Gamespot on the heels of all the feature reveals today. While the reviewer expresses thoughts after playing briefly what is more valuable is that first look at the game in action. Graphics certainly look significantly better and the foot-planting evident but otherwise it looks a lot like the 2K basketball consumers have been drawn to in recent years and not as drastic a change some may have envisioned with the talk of a new engine. Also below the videos be sure to check out some of the new screen shots from the next gen NBA 2k14. Continue on to check out the videos and leave any thoughts in the comments!
Signature Skills were introduced in NBA 2K13 providing more differentiation between players with unique definition of abilities. 31 Signature Skills were featured though the “Acrobat” skill was later removed in a roster update to accommodate an online tournament after a flaw was discovered allowing for Euro Step three pointers to be exploited.
Seven new Signature Skills debut in NBA 2K14 with one of them being exclusive to the King James pre-order bonus pack which is available through all retailers. Continue on to check out the new skills and their respective descriptions.
Pick & Roll Maestro
A ball-handler that excels at orchestrating the pick & roll. As the point man in the pick & roll, immediate following a screen this player receives a three point boost to his shooting attribute and is more accurate than most when passing to the screener.
This player is known for accurate flashy passes. When throwing a flashy pass the penalty enforced will be reduced by up to 60%.
A player that does not get caught up on screens very easily. He counters the Brick Wall signature skill, and when hitting a screen set by a regular player the screen often fails to be effective.
This player is known for his relentlessness when going for rebounds. During rebound situations he receives up to 50% increase in winning boxout battles and poking balls loose on rebounds.
A player who excels as the receiver in pick & roll/pop game. If this player shoots immediately following a screen he set he receives up to a four point boost to his shooting attribute.
One Man Fastbreak
A player known for his ability to take the ball coast-to-coast on a fastbreak. Speed, Quickness, and Ball-Handling attributes are boosted six points if this player takes the ball from one end of the court to another on a fastbreak following a change of possession.
Lebron Coast to Coast (Pre-Order Bonus Exclusive)
Takes the ball coast to coast and finishes through contact. Speed, Quickness, and Ball-Handling attributes are boosted four points and the shot penalty enforced for hitting a defender is decreased when taking the ball coast to coast on a fastbreak following a change of possession.
For the very first time in history, the NBA 2K14 videogame will feature 14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague teams, bringing the opportunity to all the fans to take control of their favorite team, and now you can see them all in the release of the official trailer of the game!2K Sports and Euroleague Basketball announced earlier this summer an exclusive multi-year global partnership that will see top teams from the Turkish Airlines Euroleague introduced into NBA 2K14, the next installment of the top-selling and top-rated NBA video game simulation franchise*, for the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4 systems. This will mark the first time Euroleague teams have appeared in the critically acclaimed NBA 2K series. Fourteen teams in total will be integrated as playable teams in NBA 2K14, allowing fans of European basketball to pit their local teams against the biggest teams from the NBA for the very first time.
2K Sports has released the full features list for NBA 2K14 specific to the Xbox 360 and PS3. The company has yet to address next-gen in any fashion but did confirm today that Crew mode won’t be available on the Xbox One or PS4.
New in this release are daily attribute and streak updates for players, “Smart Play Button” to make an automatic situational play call, six new “Signature Skills”, and some gameplay specific improvements. Nothing new is cited for Association, no confirmation of legends and classic teams returning, and Path to Greatness mode is not referenced so details on that will instead come at a later date. Continue reading Features List For NBA 2k14 (Xbox 360 & PS3)
As many suspected over recent days Crew mode is back with NBA 2K14. The news first came through discovery of the achievements for 2K14 – the list is almost identical to 2K13 except for one relating to Crew and two for the Path to Greatness mode – and 2K Sports has since confirmed its return.
Without informing consumers beforehand Crew, which involves teaming up online with created players on custom designed teams, was removed with the release of NBA 2K12 and the company avoided addressing the topic at all until a month later. An overhaul being conducted to improve online performance was cited as the reason it was taken out and that it would not be back until the mode could be offered with solid online performance and minus some well-publicized exploits. Continue reading Crew Mode Confirmed But Only Coming To Current Generation Versions of NBA 2K14