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NBA 2K12 To Have Legend-Based DLC; Historic Teams Online for a Price

When the news was first reported that historic teams would not be available to play online in NBA 2K12 that was a big disappointment. Considering that rosters are largely the same as last year due to the lockout they would have provided some much needed variety and been the incentive to play online. 2K Sports didn’t really comment on the subject to explain why that was – but now it appears to be evident. The option will be available through paid downloadable content called “The Legends Showcase”.

The image above was tweeted out by someone with a copy of the game and it shows what is being included in the DLC. An outdoor environment in Times Square is the locale for what will be historic team match-ups online and special legend-based challenges. No word on how much the DLC will cost as of yet but it does look like it will be available on release day.

This represents a shift away from the company’s avoidance of holding content to release as DLC – something that was inevitable. This may very well provide value as an add-on but it may not have been the year to go this route considering many consumers don’t view the base product as desirable because of the ongoing lockout.

Complete Rosters For 36 Historic Teams In NBA 2k12

Just yesterday the list of 15 ‘legends’ and their featured games for NBA’s Greatest mode in NBA 2K12 were revealed. Now 2K Sports has released the full rosters for the included historic teams – which are much more fleshed out than last year which when it was primarily just the starters with generic backups. Continue on for all 36 historic teams and their full rosters of players appearing in NBA 2K12 and as always leave any thoughts in the comments!

1964-65 Celtics: K.C. Jones, Sam Jones, John Havlicek, Tom Sanders, Bill Russell, Tom Heinsohn, Larry Siegfried, John Thompson, Mel Counts

1964-65 Lakers: Jerry West, Dick Barnett, Elgin Baylor, Rudy Larusso, Leroy Ellis, Jim King, Darrall Imhoff, Walt Hazzard, Don Nelson

1970-71 Bucks: Oscar Robertson, Jon McGlocklin, Bob Dandridge, Greg Smith, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor), Bob Boozer, Lucius Allen, Dick Cunningham

1970-71 Lakers: Jerry West, Gail Goodrich, Keith Erickson, Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, Jim McMillian, Willie McCarter, Rick Roberson

1970-71 Hawks: Walt Hazzard, Pete Maravich, Lou Hudson, Bill Bridges, Walt Bellamy, Jim Davis, Jerry Chambers, Len Chappell

1971-72 Lakers: Jerry West, Gail Goodrich, Jim McMillian, Leroy Ellis, Wilt Chamberlain, Flynn Robinson, Keith Erickson, Elgin Baylor

1971-72 Knicks: Walt Frazier, Dick Barnett, Bill Bradley, Dave DeBusschere, Jerry Lucas, Phil Jackson, Earl Monroe, Willis Reed, Luther Rackley

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NHL 12 Reveals The Legends Of Hockey

EA Sports has been hyping a monumental announcement for NHL 12 all summer and now they’ve finally revealed the initial details of what they have in store. As has long been rumored legends are making their way into NHL 12 and will be integrated into the different modes.

Though how it will all work still has not been made clear legends will be available to add to teams and cards featuring them will be obtainable in Hockey Ultimate Team. There reportedly is a mode dedicated to the legends as well, which turns out is just using them in Be a Pro. The entire roster of legends, of which there will be nine, are still to be uncovered but so far confirmed are Wayne Gretzky, Chris Chelios and Ray Bourque.

The news is already widely being received as a disappointment (mostly because it was severely over-hyped) and it seems highly unlikely the addition of these legends will change the mainstream perception of NHL 12 in even a fraction of the way that it did the NBA 2K series.